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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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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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Tree Planting Season

With the cool wet weather comes tree planting season. N.C. Cooperative Extension of Union County is partnering with the North …

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A Fall for All

As the leaves have begun to change and the second month of Fall has come and gone, N.C. Cooperative …

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Food Safety for the Holidays 

Food safety is always important. I have worked in Cooperative Extension for almost 25 years and we always receive …

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November 2021 Events

Interested in knowing events you can participate in at UC Extension in November? As we wrap up the month of …

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Curbing Candy Cravings

During the holidays, especially during Halloween when there is candy around every corner (literally!), it can be hard for …

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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 …

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How to Make Pumpkin Purée

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

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Growing Herbs Indoors

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

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Growing Community

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

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National Seafood Month

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

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Better Breakfast Month

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

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Fall Army Worm

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

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Venison Donation Programs

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

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This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses food donations given …

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