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Home Grown Gaston
2015

Gaston County Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce that Holy Angels of Belmont, North Carolina has been selected as the Home Grown Gaston community partner for 2015. Home Grown Gaston is Cooperative Extension’s annual event celebrating local foods and local causes. The event showcases delicious locally-grown foods that are prepared by chefs from local restaurants.  Festival attendees also enjoy live music and have the opportunity to meet and greet the local farmers and chefs who prepared the food.  This year the event will be held on September 1st from 5-8 p.m. at the Gastonia Farmers Market. For more information go to:  Home Grown Gaston. .

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Better Living
Series

Check out our "Better Living Series" publication for upcoming workshops being held September - December. Please click here for more information.

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There's a Solution to
Cankerworm Activity

NCSU Entomologists have determined the best way to control cankerworms is by interrupting the life cycle. Adult moths are wingless and must "crawl" the tree trunks to lay their eggs.  By applying traps to the trunks of trees in October/November, moths never make it to the tree canopy and the next generation is destroyed.  Click the link for more information Cankerworm Publication

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Somethin' Pumpkin
Cooking Contest 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015 Entry Form Deadline: September 30, 2015 Are you ready for a competition? Sign up for the Somethin’ Pumpkin’ Cooking Contest…besides “bragging rights,” winners also receive cash prizes! All participants receive goodie bags with Contest Recipes. Click for more info.

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Highland Community Garden

Getting connected with community gardens

Community gardens have become a growing trend across the country. Not only do community gardens connect individuals to the land and to the food, but also provide a connection to the community.  Typically, MORE »

Grilling Tips for the Fourth

The Independence Day weekend is a perfect time to enjoy outdoor grilling. Use these healthy grilling tips to keep your holiday cookout both safe and delicious: Clean.  Start with a clean grill surface. MORE »

Blackberries: The Fresh Taste of Summer

One of the things I love about summer is blackberries. For me this berry is a hallmark of summer…blackberry jam, blackberry pie, and my favorite – fresh plain blackberries. Not only are blackberries MORE »

Introduction to Medicare

Gaston County SHIIP to Hold Introduction to Medicare Workshop Will you soon be eligible for Medicare or have you recently enrolled in Medicare?  Do you have questions about Medicare and the options and MORE »

Living with Diabetes

If you or someone you know has diabetes, you are not alone. Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes including more than 785,000 individuals in North Carolina, where diabetes is the seventh leading cause MORE »

St. Patrick’s Day Meals

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, this is the time for all things green to be celebrated. Green fruits and vegetables provide a variety of nutrients such as vitamin C, folate, MORE »

Whole Grains

Take a trip through a local super market and you’re sure to find more food products featuring whole grains. In fact, many statistics show that the sales of ancient grains (such as spelt MORE »

Slow Cookers

Using a slow-cooker is a great way to prepare more meals at home, in addition to saving a few bucks on grocery costs by purchasing less expensive cuts of meat. Slow-cookers use low MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Martha Goebel ECA Club MeetingTue Sep 1, 2015 Today
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 4 hours away
Home Grown GastonTue Sep 1, 2015 Today
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Gastonia Farmers Market, 410 East Long Avenue, Gastonia, NC 28054, United States
— 11 hours away
Living Healthy with DiabetesWed Sep 2, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC 28054, United States
— Tomorrow
Wed Sep 2, 2015
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM— 2 days away
ECA Knitting ClassesMon Sep 7, 2015
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 6 days away
Lucile Tatum ECA Club Monthly MeetingTue Sep 8, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 1 week away
Lucile Tatum ECA Club Monthly MeetingTue Sep 8, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 1 week away
Living Healthy with DiabetesWed Sep 9, 2015
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC 28054, United States
— 1 week away
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