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Health & Nutrition

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.

OKra

Vegetable Spotlight: Okra

Today we are putting the spotlight on a classic southern vegetable, the okra! According to NC State Extension, Okra …

Senior Wellness Expo 2019 Flyer

Senior Wellness Expo Is Coming!

With cooperation from N.C. Cooperative Extension, Council on Aging in Union County, and City of Monroe Parks and Recreation, …

Portioning Foods, Saving Foods

Portion Control Know-How!

Portioning your food can make a huge impact on creating a healthy lifestyle and great management of one’s weight. …

Sweet Bell Peppers

Vegetable Spotlight: Peppers

Hello everyone, this is Marcus McFarland, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County. This …

BBQ Grill with skewers and sausage

How Green Is Your Grill?

Memorial Day is often considered to be the beginning of summer. And summer means grilling! Grilling is a great …

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

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

Growing Warm-Season Fruits and Vegetables in Childcare Production Gardens

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