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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

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Bradford Pear Exchange

The Bradford Pear became a popular ornamental plant for homeowners as it produces beautiful white flowers in the spring. …

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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 …

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Fire Ants

Did you know that fire ants are actually native to southern Brazil? They currently can be found in eleven …

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Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

National Volunteer Week 

April 18–24, 2021, is National Volunteer Week. I want to take this opportunity to recognize and thank all volunteers …

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March 2021 Extension Events

This month’s N.C. Cooperative Extension of Union County community bulletin board is full of fun, educational activities for the entire …

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Online Seed Swap Event

**UPDATE: EVENT IS BACK ON!** The Master Gardener℠ Volunteers of Union County Welcome You to Our Online Seed Swap …