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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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2013 Seasonal Foods Class

2014 Hands-on with
Home Grown Gaston

From gardening, composting, cooking and canning, Cooperative Extension offers a variety of hands-on workshops to help you enjoy the many aspects of local foods. Both daytime and evening sessions are available for most classes. For more information regarding Hands-on with Home Grown Gaston schedule of workshops click here and for the registration form please click here.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Home Grown Gaston
2014

September 9th from 5-8 p.m. at the Gastonia Farmers Market Home Grown Gaston is NC Cooperative Extension’s celebration of local foods and local causes. This event will showcase delicious locally-grown foods that will be prepared by local chefs and restaurants.  Festival attendees will also enjoy live music and have the opportunity to meet and greet the local farmers and chefs who prepared the food. Proceeds from the event will benefit Gaston Hospice. Gaston Hospice provides a unique form of health care for patients with a life-limiting illness who can no longer benefit from efforts to cure their disease.  In addition to addressing physical pain and symptoms, hospice responds to the social, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill persons and their loved ones as they define those needs. www.homegrowngaston.com

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Free Dial-Gauge
Pressure Testing

Gaston County Cooperative Extension is proud to be your research-based information source for home food preservation. Free dial-gauge pressure testing is available by appointment.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Upcoming program to
help you take control of YOUR health

If you or someone you know is dealing with a chronic health condition and wants to better manage it, then learn more about our Living Healthy program which begins in September. The program is free, but pre-registration is required.

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Local Honey

We take so much of our food supply for granted. One example that comes to mind is honey. Have you ever stopped to think about what it takes for bees to make honey MORE »

Summer Meals

If the hot days of summer are keeping you out of the kitchen, then beat the heat with these cooler takes on quick and healthy meal ideas: Grilling options. When summer’s heat is MORE »

Cooking with Fresh Herbs

Herbs and spices are not just for “foodies” and culinary experts. Whether you want to add additional flavor to meals or to reduce added salt, fat or sugar, herbs and spices can enhance MORE »

2014 4-H Super Summer

Are you looking for something for your children to do this summer?? Check out the fun activities 4-H has to offer!! Learn how to cook, fish, ride horses and perform lots of science MORE »

Eggs

Eggs are a spring holiday favorite and traditionally a part of festive meals and outdoor activities. Eggs can be a part of a healthy diet. Keep in mind that eggs are perishable just MORE »

Make Your Commitment 2014

Each January many individuals make resolutions to improve their health, such as to eat healthier, be physically active, or to lose weight. No matter what lifestyle change you may choose to focus on, MORE »

Living Healthy with Diabetes

Living Healthy with Diabetes is a workshop that will help you take control of your diabetes rather than letting it control you!  Click here for more MORE »

Eggplant

Last week Cooperative Extension conducted its first “Cooking with Seasonal Foods” program, where participants prepared a variety of fresh dishes featuring summer fruits and veggies, including eggplant. Much to everyone’s surprise our eggplant MORE »

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Cooking with Seasonal Foods (am)Thu Aug 21, 2014 Today
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC, United States
— 2 hours ago
4-H Super Summer Round-UpThu Aug 21, 2014 Today
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Gaston County Citizen Resource, Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC, United States
— 6 hours away
Quiltmakers ECA Club Monthly MeetingThu Aug 21, 2014 Today
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 6 hours away
ECA Knitting ClassesMon Aug 25, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 4 days away
Southwest ECA Club Monthly MeetingMon Aug 25, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St. Gastonia, NC
— 4 days away
Scrappers Unlimited ECA Club Monthly MeetingTue Aug 26, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 5 days away
Utilizing Woody Biomass for Energy: Policy, Perspectives and Practice Wed Aug 27, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Where:
Iredell County Extension Center, 444 Bristol Dr., Statesville, NC 28677
— 6 days away
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