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2015 Sustainable
Living Series now open!

The Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension Sustainable Living Series is a collaboration of Mecklenburg Family and Consumer Sciences and Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners to provide citizens with education to incorporate sustainable practices into their lifestyle. From gardening to canning, the Sustainable Living Series connects families with nature, nutrition and sustainability in a practical and fun way!

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Hands Holding Vegetables

2015 Sustainable
Living Series now open!

The Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension Sustainable Living Series is a collaboration of Mecklenburg Family and Consumer Sciences and Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners to provide citizens with education to incorporate sustainable practices into their lifestyle. From gardening to canning, the Sustainable Living Series connects families with nature, nutrition and sustainability in a practical and fun way!

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Weekend Project:
Pickling

By Leah Hughes, Charlotte Home & Garden Magazine This time of year, backyard gardens are pumping out produce. And it's hard to resist leaving the farmers market without bagfuls of fresh fruits and vegetables. Pickling is a great way to make use of summertime staples and extend their stay in the kitchen. "If I were working with someone who wanted to get into canning, I would recommend pickling," says Kristin Davis, an extension agent with Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension. Davis's role focuses on local foods. Read more

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August 10-11/2015 Vermiculture Conference. popular

Field Trip! We’ll see continuous-flow reactors, worm bin systems, monitoring equipment, composting units, and more! Details and registration are on the conference website http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference More speakers will be added so check MORE » – from   Gardening

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Meet FCS Supporter Mary Ann Kerr!

The goal of the Family & Consumer Sciences program is to improve the well-being of the family through programs that educate, influence public policy, and help families put research-based knowledge to work in MORE »

Prudential Spirit of the Community

Mecklenburg County 4-H is a proud supporter of the Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards Being involved in your local 4-H program is a great way to be a positive force of change MORE »

4-H Youth Volunteer Leader Training

Are you a  teen interested in building your resume? Would you like to give back to your community while gaining real skills that can be used to get a job? Well you should MORE »

Seen and heard: Listeria in Blue Bell ice cream

By Ben Chapman, NCSU Food Safety Specialist, Author of BarfBlog As the coverage of the 10 case/3 death listeriosis outbreak focuses on the expansion of the recall many are looking at the fallout and environmental and MORE »

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Eat, Grow, Live with Extension

COME AND LEARN HOW TO EAT, GROW, & LIVE WITH COOPERATIVE EXTENSION! Due to low registration this event has been cancelled. We hope you will consider joining us for future events. Thanks for your MORE »

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4-H Youth Volunteer Leader Training

4-H & Homeschool: The 5th “H” Homeschool 4-H Youth Volunteer Leader Training Are you a homeschool teen interested in building your resume as a 4-H Youth Volunteer Leader?  If so, join us at MORE »

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Sustainable Living Series | Splendid Raw Food DishesWed Jul 8, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 3 days away
4-H ExplorersThu Jul 9, 2015
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
CES/ Training Room
— 4 days away
4-H Cake ChemistryTue Jul 14, 2015
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
CES/Training Room
— 1 week away
NCA&T STEM 4-H Summer WorkshopThu Jul 16 - Fri Jul 17, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
CES/Armory (travel to Gaston Co.)
— 1 week away
NCAT Stem WorkshopThu Jul 16 - Fri Jul 17, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
CES
— 1 week away
Summer Reading ProgramThu Jul 16, 2015
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Sugar Creek Library
— 2 weeks away
Health & Wellness ECA Meeting: Tour at Latibah MuseumThu Jul 16, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
LATIBAH Collard Green Museum, 720 Tuckaseegee Road, Charlotte, NC 28208, United States
— 2 weeks away
NCAT Stem WorkshopFri Jul 17 - Fri Jul 17, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
CES
— 2 weeks away
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