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Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that help people make healthier, better-informed decisions and grow our economy. Programs cover a variety of areas from local foods and food safety to gardening and environmental efforts.

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Canning Season, Free Canner Testing, Pressure Canner Gauge, How to Can, Canning in NC, North Carolina, Canning

Canning Season Is Here!

With the months getting warmer and the vegetables and fruits starting to grow, it’s now time to think about …

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Extension April Events

April 1 4-H School Supply Drive Wingate Community Garden Opening April 2 Union County Farmers Market Spring Opening Young Child Celebration at Parks Williams April …

Farmers Market Near Me, Fresh Produce Near Me, We Grow Union County, Farmers Market Charlotte, Charlotte NC, North Carolina,

Shopping Local for Fresh Produce

Farmers Markets are packed with fresh fruits and vegetables. While I enjoy the offerings of a Farmer’s Market, there …

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 …

Brussel Sprouts

What’s in Season?

If you’re wondering what produce is in season, I got you covered. For this month there are a variety …

Vegetables

Happy National Nutrition Month!

There’s nothing like March that brings warm weather, growing plants, and celebrating healthy eating habits! March is National Nutrition …

Gardening, Healthy, Heart Health, Palendrome Day, 2/22/22

Heart Health and Gardening

According to Texas A & M University a seven-year study of 12,000 middle-aged men at high risk for coronary …

Woman Doing Yoga on Green Grass

World Yoga Day

Did you know today is world yoga day? When many people think of yoga, they think of a good …

Magnolias, Trees, Spring, Union County, North Carolina, Trees to Plant in the South

What Are Deciduous Magnolias?

When most people think of magnolias, the common evergreen, Southern Magnolia comes to mind. But there are several deciduous …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Identifying and Responding to Factors That Can Affect Egg Quality and Appearance

This publication is a useful resource that shell egg producers can use to identify egg …

2 weeks ago

Mold Testing

This publication discusses the pros and cons of mold testing in a home.

4/20/22

Appendix H. Community Gardening Resources

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

2/1/22
Searching for ripe tomatoes.

Snacking and Cooking with Warm-Season Produce from Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Stirring kale and dressing for a winter salad.

Snacking and Cooking With Cool-Season Produce From Childcare Production Gardens

This publication includes simple recipes that childcare center cooks and educators can use to engage …

Raised beds with a crop of kale (left) and mustard greens (rt).

Growing Cool-Season Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, cool-season vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. This is …

Raised beds with a mix of warm-season fruits and vegetables.

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

This publication focuses on easy-to-grow, child-friendly, warm-season fruits and vegetables suitable for childcare center gardening. …

Harvesting beans from a vine-covered teepee.

Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

This publication focuses on developing fruit and vegetable production gardens in the Outdoor Learning Environment …