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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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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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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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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

11th Annual "Summer
Nights" Horse Show

The 11th Annual "Summer Nights" Horse Show presented by the Blazing Saddles 4-H Club of Gaston County will be held Saturday, July 27th starting at 10:30 am at 1222 Ponderosa Rd., Lincolnton, NC.  Please click here for more information.

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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 popular

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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4-H Fishing AdventuresFri Jul 25, 2014 Today
6:45 AM - 4:30 PM Where:
Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas
— 5 hours ago
4-H Cloverbud AcademyMon Jul 28, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Gaston County Citizen Resource, Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC, United States
— 3 days away
ECA Knitting ClassesMon Jul 28, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 3 days away
Southwest ECA Club Monthly MeetingMon Jul 28, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St. Gastonia, NC
— 3 days away
4-H Cloverbud AcademyTue Jul 29, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Gaston County Citizen Resource, Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC, United States
— 4 days away
4-H Cloverbud AcademyWed Jul 30, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Gaston County Citizen Resource, Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC, United States
— 5 days away
4-H Mini SocietyMon Aug 4, 2014
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM Where:
Gaston County Citizen Resource, Dallas Cherryville Highway, Dallas, NC, United States
— 1 week away
ECA Knitting ClassesMon Aug 4, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 1 week away
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