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Online Seed Swap Event

**UPDATE: EVENT IS BACK ON!** The Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Union County Welcome You to Our Online Seed Swap …

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Holiday Family Fun

Even though the weather is chilly and COVID-19 has changed our holiday routines, families can still be active together. …

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Gifts for the Gardener

As I get older I don’t seem to need as much stuff as I did when I was younger. …

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Holiday Meals on a Budget

The holidays are a time to get together with family and friends to enjoy good food and great company. …

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Whole Grains for Health

As the weather gets cooler, it’s a great time to enjoy the delicious taste and health benefits of whole …

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Make Meal Time Family Time

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, (EFNEP), strongly encourages families to make meal time, family time. October is …

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Fall Excursions

Soon we will be experiencing the crisp cool, sunny days of fall with azure blue skies and leaves turning …

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Goldenrod, Harbinger of Fall

The bright yellow plumes of the Solidago species that wave gracefully along roadsides and in waste areas from July …

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Fall Back Into Fitness

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I began to walk and exercise daily, admittedly, like many others, I …

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