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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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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 …

Bulletin with Upcoming Events in Union County

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 …

Sad Face in Snow

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 …

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 …

Turkey

Thanksgiving Traditions

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

Planting Tree

Tree Planting Season

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

October - We Grow Union County

A Fall for All

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

Thanksgiving Food

Food Safety for the Holidays 

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

List of Events

November 2021 Events

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

Candy in a Bowl

Curbing Candy Cravings

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

Recent Publications related to Health & Nutrition

Farm to Early Care and Education Local Food Purchasing Guide

There are many different ways to buy local food, and this guide provides information that …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods
4-H students hold chickens.

4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses 4-H projects that …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods
People work in a community food garden.

Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses using community and …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods

Food Pantry Produce Markets

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses setting up a …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods
Volunteers sort food at a food bank.

Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide for North Carolina Cooperative Extension

This publication provides information and success stories related to food banks, food pantries, food donation …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods
A food bank warehouse with boxes of produce.

Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

3 weeks agoLocal Foods
Hunters donate venison.

Venison Donation Programs

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses venison donation programs …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods
4-H volunteers gleaning sweet potatoes.

Gleaning

This publication, part of the Farm to Food Bank Resource Guide, discusses the process of …

3 weeks agoLocal Foods