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Summer Safety

Summer Safety!

Summer break is quickly approaching for school-aged children and teens. For many students, this means a break from school …

Bugs in the Garden, Union County,

Insects in the Garden

Have you paid any attention to the insects in your yard and garden this season? It seems I am …

Planting, Shrubs, Flowers, Hydrangea, Spots on my Hydrangea, What is Wrong with my Hydrangea, Why are there spots on my Hydrangea, Why are is my Hydrangea Dying,

Hydrangeas & Fungal Leaf Spots

Do you have hydrangeas in your garden? Are they like the ones in my garden that become infected each …

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 …

Recent Publications related to Community

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

This appendix is part of the Extension Gardener Handbook and gives users to the tools …

4 days ago
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21. Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening

This Youth, Community, and Therapeutic Gardening Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook helps volunteers understand …

2 weeks ago

A Gardener's Guide to Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs

This publication provides basic information on the nutrient needs of trees and shrubs, types of …

2 weeks ago
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Reptiles and Amphibians in Your Backyard

As urban development continues to expand across the state, it is important that North Carolinians …

2 weeks agoUrban Wildlife

North Shore Community Climate Readiness: Understanding Visitor Behaviors and Responses to Climate Change Projections

This publication presents the findings from survey research with visitors to the North Shore tourism …

2 weeks ago
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Common Pantry Pests and their Management

Grain products and other foodstuffs kept in kitchen cabinets, pantries, or storage areas can arrive …

2 weeks ago
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Managing the Impact of Floodwater Contaminants on Soil and Produce in Residential, Community, and School Vegetable Gardens

This publication discusses how floods can affect food gardens. In it, you'll find recommendations for …

3 weeks ago
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Building Local Food Economies: A Guide for Governments

This publication serves as a guide on building local food economies for planners, economic developers, …

7/6/22