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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Home Grown Gaston
2014

Tickets available for sale at the door. 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.

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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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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

Cooking Demo with
Local Fall Foods

Join us for a local foods cooking demo and enjoy the taste of healthy eating with the bounty of Fall fruits and vegetables!  Click here for more information.

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Apples

It seems that many folks are ready for the change of seasons. They welcome cooler weather and the earth-tone colors of autumn. Regardless of recent summer temperatures, autumn is on its way. One MORE »

Eat at Home

Healthy eating on a budget has been the topic of discussion throughout several community groups that I have worked with over the past week. The most common strategy that I heard over and MORE »

A Matter of Balance

One in every three adults ages 65 or older falls each year. Additionally, two million adults ages 65 or older are treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries each year. These figures reported MORE »

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 »

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EVENTS View All
ECA Knitting ClassesMon Sep 22, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 3 days away
Southwest ECA Club Monthly MeetingMon Sep 22, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St. Gastonia, NC
— 3 days away
Scrappers Unlimited ECA Club Monthly MeetingTue Sep 23, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 4 days away
Living Healthy ProgramWed Sep 24, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola St, Gastonia, NC, United States
— 5 days away
Introduction to BeekeepingThu Sep 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC, United States
— 6 days away
ECA Knitting ClassesMon Sep 29, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 1 week away
Living Healthy ProgramWed Oct 1, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola St, Gastonia, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
ECA Knitting ClassesMon Oct 6, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 2 weeks away
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