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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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Summer of Celebration

This month, UC Extension is thrilled to announce the completion and subsequent grand opening of The Special Events Center …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

August 2021 - Extension Events

Extension Events - August 2021

August 2 Pesticide Course – X Credit August 5 Successful Gardening Class August 6 Composting 101 Workshop 4-H Photography Workshop August 7 Union County Farmers Market …

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FCS@Home: Blueberries

There’s nothing more sweeter than a summer blueberry. There’s also nothing more healthier than a summer blueberry! These small …

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What Is EFNEP?

If you’re not familiar with EFNEP, EFNEP offers free nutrition classes to help families and youth cook healthy meals …

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Summer Vegetables & Heat

With the high heat of summer, I often receive calls from folks asking why their vegetables are not producing. …

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Extension Events - July 2021

July 3 Union County Farmers Market – Monroe & Stallings Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers “Let’s Get Growing” July 5 MED instead of Meds Course July …

June 2021 Extension Events

June 2021 - Extension Events

June 1 How to Be a Successful Gardener June 5 Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers’ “Let’s Get Growing” Ask a Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Union County …

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Protect Yourself From Sunburn

Memorial Day is usually the unofficial start to summer. With summer comes time in the sun in the garden, …

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Berries Galore!

Warm weather brings a bounty of produce, including juicy and delicious berries! Right now, is the time when many of …

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Visit NC Farms - Local Meat!

It’s grilling season! With plenty of opportunities to fire up the grill, summer is a great time to spend outdoors …

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What’s the Deal With Kombucha?

You may have heard this strange word in your friends and family circles. But, what is kombucha? Kombucha is a …

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 …

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4-H Chicken Donation: Embryology to Harvesting

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

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Master Gardener Volunteers and Community / Home Gardens

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

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Food Pantry Produce Markets

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

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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 …

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Direct to Food Bank and Food Pantry Donations

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

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Venison Donation Programs

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

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Gleaning

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

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