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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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Diabetes Prevention Program

November is National Diabetes Month. Over 30 million adults, aged 18 and older in the United States, are living with …

Pumpkin Puree

How to Make Pumpkin Purée

Tis the season for Pumpkins and what better way to celebrate than by baking? Pumpkin Purée can be used …

Indoors Herbs

Growing Herbs Indoors

There are many herbs that can be grown successfully indoors. These plants usually won’t grow as well as they …

We Grow Union County

Growing Community

August and September provided several opportunities for celebration and involvement in Union County. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County …

Salmon with Balsamic Glaze

National Seafood Month

October is known for many things, from the start of the holiday season to the beginning of fall and …

Bowl of Oatmeal with Bananas Blueberries and Raspberries

Better Breakfast Month

You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why? Research shows that eating breakfast …

Brown Army Worm

Fall Army Worm

This year there have been several reports of fall army worms damaging pastures. As the name suggests, these pests …

Keeping Seniors Active

Keeping Seniors Active

Physical Activity is an integral part of keeping our bodies in tip-top shape, along with a nutritionally-balanced diet. This …

Cooking on a Dime

Cooking on a Dime

Happy September everyone! We are officially two-thirds through the year 2021. This year has been a whirlwind and with …

Blueberry Muffin

Back to School Snacks

With kids going back to school, this brings a lot of excitement but can also be a hectic time for …

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

HACCP in Your School

This manual covers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), a food safety plan for schools …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21
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Clothes Moths and Carpet Beetles: Identifying and Controlling Fabric Pests

This publication describes common fabric pests, their habits, and what to do if you find …

6/15/21Household Pests
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. …