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Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

Extension is Planning
for Another Century of Success.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service has launched a strategic visioning initiative to evaluate the organization’s business model and chart a course through choppy economic waters. NCCES has seen recurring budget cuts of $20 million since 2000, resulting in the loss of roughly 90 positions over the past four years.

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2013 Seasonal Foods Class

2014 Hands on with
Home Grown Gaston

What better way to learn healthy and tasty cooking ideas than hands on… with Home Grown Gaston! Now is the time to register for our  next cooking class  where you’ll make a flaky, tender pie crust while preparing made-from-scratch chicken pot pie….the perfect comfort food! Classes fill up fast and pre-registration is required, contact Linda Minges at linda_minges@ncsu.edu for class information.For more information regarding For a Hands-on with Home Grown Gaston schedule of programs click here and for the registration form please click here.

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Cankerworms

The cankerworm is making its appearance throughout Gaston County.  Cankerworms generally don't kill trees, but may drain a tree of some of its energy and may make it weaker. Cankerworm[/caption] .

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

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! If you live with diabetes and you want to learn more about managing your disease, Living Healthy with Diabetes is for you.  Click here for more information and how to register.

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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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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 »

2014 Community Quilt Show

The 2014 Community Quilt Show will be held April 5, 2014 from 9:00am – 4:00pm.  The Community Quilt Show is sponsored by Extension Community Association (ECA) Quiltmakers Club. Please click here for more 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 »

Smart Cart Options

Preparing and eating more meals at home is a big step towards eating healthy. Eating at home means having more control over what we eat and how much we eat. When we eat MORE »

Smart Cart Options

Preparing and eating more meals at home is a big step towards eating healthy. Eating at home means having more control over what we eat and how much we eat. When we eat MORE »

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Wire-Wrap Woven EarringsThu Apr 24, 2014 Today
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC, United States
— 18 hours away
ECA Knitting ClassesMon Apr 28, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 4 days away
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh LessMon Apr 28, 2014
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Where:
Kiser Senior Center, Bessemer City, NC
— 4 days away
Southwest ECA Club Monthly MeetingMon Apr 28, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St. Gastonia, NC
— 5 days away
Stampn Up with EstherThu May 1, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC, United States
— 1 week away
Wire-Wrap Woven EarringsThu May 1, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC, United States
— 1 week away
4-H District Activity DaySat May 3, 2014
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Gaston College, U.S. 321, Dallas, NC, United States
— 1 week away
ECA Knitting ClassesMon May 5, 2014
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 2 weeks away
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