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We Grow Union County

Extension in Full Bloom

As a month filled with holidays and everyday occasions, April at UC Extension was blooming with events and opportunities. …

Mexican Food

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo!

If you’re looking for your taco fix to celebrate Cinco de Mayo make sure to check out the NCEFNEP …

Union County Great Trees Program

Union County Great Trees

Union County has Great Trees! Union County Cooperative Extension is rolling out a new program – Union County Great …

Growing in a Container, How to Garden in a Container, We Grow Union County, North Carolina

How to Garden in a Container

Townhomes, condominiums, apartments, and small in-town lots don’t give you much room to grow plants. You may only have …

Senior Wellness Expo

Senior Wellness Expo Is Back!

We’re welcoming our seniors of Union County and surrounding areas back for our Annual Senior Wellness Expo on May …

Cane Creek Park, Parks in Union County, Parks Near Charlotte, Family Friendly Activities Near Charlotte

Cane Creek Park

Cane Creek Park is more than 1,000 acres of land surrounding a 350 acre lake and hosts a wide …

How to Shop Sustainably, Shopping, Union County, North Carolina, Going Green, NC Cooperative Extension

How to Shop Sustainably

Climate change threatens our entire planet, but your shopping habits can help in the fight against it. Here are …

Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeder

Fun Earth Day Activity

Earth Day is this Friday, April 22 and there are many opportunities for families to get outside and take …

Sweet Spread Canning Class, Homesteading, Canning Near ME, How to Can,

Sweet Spread Canning Short Course

In North Carolina, we’re gearing up growing delicious fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and peaches. Now is a great …

White Fringe Tree, Trees in NC, North Carolina Trees, Union County Trees, Trees, Forage,

White Fringe Tree

White Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus) is also known as Old-man’s-beard, or sometimes as Gray-beard. It grows native in the …

We Grow Union County - Spring 2022

Springing Into Extension

Spring is in the air, and so much is happening at UC Extension. With the arrival of spring, comes …

Fertilizing House Plants, How to Fertilize House Plants, Fertilizing, Home Plant Care, How to Take Care of Plants in the Home, Plants Near Me,

How to Fertilize House Plants

Generally speaking, house plants should be fertilized regularly when they are receiving optimum environmental conditions (water, light, temperature, humidity), …

Places to Hike in NC, Hiking Near ME, Hiking in Charlotte, Uwharrie, NC Cooperative Extension

Enjoy the Outdoors

In the last two decades, childhood has moved indoors. The average American child spends as few as 30 minutes …

How to Grow Herbs at Home, Growing Herbs, Herbs, Homesteading, Union County, North Carolina, Living in NC

Mason Jar Herb Garden

April is the perfect time to start your spring garden. If you are like me, you may have a …

Recent Publications related to Community

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Growing Food

This publication, chapter 9 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

3 days ago
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Soil, Plots, and Planters

This publication, chapter 8 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

3 days ago
Gardeners work in a community garden.

Food Garden Design

This publication, chapter 4 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

3 days ago
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Organization

This publication, chapter 6 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

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Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook

Community gardens have been part of the American landscape since the mid-1700s. Today, community gardens …

3 days ago
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Getting Started

This publication, chapter 2 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

3 days ago
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Troubleshooting

This publication, chapter 13 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

6 days ago

Beyond the Garden Gate

This publication, chapter 12 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

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