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Mentoring 4-H

Animal Summer Fun Camps

If you have a child that loves animals, the Union County 4-H staff have several awesome 2021 summer camp …

Focaccia Rosemary Bread

Fermentation and Breads

When we think of fermenting foods, what comes to mind are things like pickles, yoghurt, or sauerkraut. But did …


Evergreen Clematis

Clem-a-tis or Cle-mat-is – how do you pronounce it? Either way is fine and usually most gardeners know what …

April 2021 - Community Bulletin

April 2021 - Extension Events

Join us for April as we continue with events for the whole family. Events include courses on Successful Gardening, …

3 pork chops in a black skillet pan

FCS@Home - Pork Chops!

Pork Chops are a wonderful cut of pork that is pretty lean like many of other cuts of pork. …

Grain Silo

Grain Safety Week

From March 29th to April 2nd is Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week! Did you know that every year, …

Flowers in Field with Trees in the Back

First Day of Spring!

We have just passed the first day of Spring and we may be starting to see some light at …

Woman in Pink Shirt and White Pants holding a water pot standing near a black rain barrel

Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners

Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have …

Yellow Olive Oil Being Poured into a Small Glass Bowl

Phobia of Fats

Why are so many folks afraid of fats? Fats may seem like a scary word, but they are beneficial …

Two Girls working on CIT Program

Summer CIT Program

Are you looking for something fun teenagers can participate in this summer that will keep them engaged and involved …

Brain and Heart Connected via thread

Mental Health Loves Heart Health

American Heart Month is almost over, but continuing healthy habits for heart health can stretch beyond February. One thing …

Recent Publications related to Community

Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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Threshold Legal Issues Concerning Solar Development Opportunities

This factsheet covers several factors to consider when leasing farmland for solar farm purposes. Property …

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Figure 1. Sample lawn care contract.

Tips on Writing Turf Contracts and Landscape Specifications

Maintenance contracts for turfgrass areas should be written to provide security for all parties involved. …

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Tall Fescue & Kentucky Bluegrass Athletic Field Maintenance Calendar

This calendar of suggested management practices is designed to assist you in the seasonal care …

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Preparing the land.

Site Preparation

This publication, chapter 5 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

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Figure 1. Boundaries between North Carolina regions.

Selecting and Managing Lawn Grasses for Shade

Turfgrass, trees, and shrubs are desired in most landscapes because they are attractive and useful. …

Basic hive equipment.

How to Become a Beekeeper in North Carolina

Beekeeping is a very enjoyable and rewarding pastime that is relatively inexpensive to get started. …

Cistern, overflow, pump, faucet and gutter beside house

Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

2/24/21Urban Waterways