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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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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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Solar panels

Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Comfort Food Healthy Makeovers

There’s nothing like the taste of comfort foods to bring warmth to a cold winter’s day. Unfortunately, the rich and creamy tastes of these foods often contain extra calories, fat, sodium, and added MORE »

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 »

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Happy Potters ECA Club MeetingMon Feb 8, 2016 Today
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center , 959 Osceola St. Gastonia, NC
— 3 hours away
ECA Knitting ClassMon Feb 8, 2016 Today
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 4 hours away
Bel-Heights ECA Club MeetingMon Feb 8, 2016 Today
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
Presbyterian Church of Lowell, 207 E. 1st St. Lowell, NC
— 4 hours away
Living Healthy with DiabetesMon Feb 8, 2016 @ 9:30 AM -
Mon Feb 15, 2016 @ 12:00 PM Today Where:
123 W Pennsylvania Ave, Bessemer City, NC 28016, USA
— 4 hours away
Lucile Tatum ECA Club MeetingTue Feb 9, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 2 days away
Lucile Tatum ECA Club Monthly MeetingTue Feb 9, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 2 days away
Stampin' Up with EstherWed Feb 10, 2016
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Where:
Lucile Tatum Homemakers Center, 959 Osceola Street, Gastonia, NC, United States
— 2 days away
West Gastonia ECA Club MeetingThu Feb 11, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Lucile Tatum Center, 959 Osceola St., Gastonia, NC
— 3 days away
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