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Carpenter Ants

It is common to have questions concerning carpenter ants. Carpenter ant nests are usually constructed in wood that is …

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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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5 Ways to Relieve Stress

We are wrapping the month of May which is Mental Health Month. Now is the perfect time to reflect …

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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 Flowers Can You Eat?

When we see flowers, we usually use our sight and our smell to enjoy their beauty. But did you …

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Help Your Community and Join ECA!

During these times, working together and supporting our communities in Union County is of the utmost importance. One organization …

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Using Agritourism to Promote Local Foods

Increasing the consumption of local foods can stimulate local economies and foster environmental sustainability (Sadler et al., 2015). Federal …

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Growing Beans

The National Gardening Bureau has selected the Garden Bean as their vegetable of the year for 2021. I have …

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