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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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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 …

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World Yoga Day

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

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Thinking Outside the Chocolate Box

Thinking about what to do on Valentine’s day for that special someone? Look no further. Here are some suggestions …

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 …

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Extension February Events

February 2 Auxin Training & NCSU OVT Variety Selection Tool Workshop February 3 Successful Gardener “How to Prepare Soil for Planting” Local Foods …

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Beating Winter Blues

Sometimes, during the winter, people tend to get somewhat depressed in the due to our shorter days and less …

Forest in Union County

Forestry in Union County

Did you know that Union County has over 150,000 acres of privately owned forests? That’s a little more than …

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Your Mental Wellness & the Holidays

For some, the holidays are known for feelings of joy, happiness, tradition, and positive reflections. But for many, the …

Eggnog

How to Make Healthy Eggnog

Eggnog is a classic holiday drink enjoyed by many. However, it has never been known as a healthy choice. …

WE GROW UNION COUNTY

'tis the Season

As we have entered the holiday season, and Thanksgiving has come and gone, UC Extension has much to be …

Grateful

National Gratitude Month

November is National Gratitude Month, a time to celebrate and give thanks. Although it’s nice to count your blessings …

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Thanksgiving Traditions

What are the traditions your family celebrates every Thanksgiving? Mine is the big family gathering for a meal that …

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Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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

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This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

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Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis L.)

This publication discusses growing and harvesting bloodroot, a spring wildflower used to produce natural red, …

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Barriers and Strategies to Connecting Urban Audiences to Wildlife and Nature: Results from a Multi-Method Research Project

This publication summarizes the findings of a research project aimed at understanding urban audiences, identifying …

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