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Tree Blooming in the Spring, Trees, Charlotte, North Carolina, Union County, NC

Spring Is Here!

With the Spring Equinox on Sunday, Spring has officially arrived! In the Northern Hemisphere, the spring equinox, or vernal equinox, occurs …

Garden Bed Rental, Charlotte NC, Union County

Wingate Community Garden Beds

Did you know that you can rent a raised garden bed to grow your own garden this summer? The Wingate …

Lichens

Does Your Tree Have Lichens?

Here at Union County Extension, the questions we get change with the seasons. This time of year, we often …

Horse in Mud, Mud, Horses, Winter Mud, Hooves, Union County, North Carolina

Winter Mud and Horse Health

Winter brings lots of rain and snow to North Carolina. While the snow can be beautiful what it leaves …

Production Workshop Flyer

Blueberry Production Workshop

Union County Extension is hosting our annual Blueberry Production Workshop on Friday, February 25. This workshop includes lecture time, …

Chart for Livestock Careers

Careers in the Livestock Industry

Did you know there are many career opportunities available to work with Livestock? I always loved animals growing up, …

Forest in Union County

Forestry in Union County

Did you know that Union County has over 150,000 acres of privately owned forests? That’s a little more than …

WE GROW UNION COUNTY

'tis the Season

As we have entered the holiday season, and Thanksgiving has come and gone, UC Extension has much to be …

Helleborus

Hellebores

If you are looking for a minimal care plant with attractive green foliage for your garden, look no further …

Burn Ban

Statewide Burn Ban

Effective November 29 at 5:00 p.m.: Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a statewide burn …

Collards in Field

Collards in North Carolina

Did you know North Carolina is the third leading producer of collards in the nation? Collards thrive in North Carolina …

October - We Grow Union County

A Fall for All

As the leaves have begun to change and the second month of Fall has come and gone, N.C. Cooperative …

Thanksgiving Food

Food Safety for the Holidays 

Food safety is always important. I have worked in Cooperative Extension for almost 25 years and we always receive …

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