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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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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Free EBT Equipment
for Farmers!

On June 18, the Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension program in collaboration with USDA/FNS and Market Link will host a SNAP EBT Farmer's Market Sign-Up event. The goal of FNS/SNAP is to provide individuals living below the poverty level access to healthy foods. The goal of Farm Service and Cooperative Extension is to help farmers increase revenue and support access to healthy, local and nutritious food. At this one-stop event, farmers will have an opportunity to: Receive a presentation about the program Learn about free equipment and wireless service offered through a 3-yr contract to support processing of SNAP benefits Receive approval and vendor number by USDA Choose equipment and receive it within 10 days, or learn to use current iPhone or iPad. Farmers are under no obligation to sign a contract. Individuals are also encouraged to go to USDA’s website and complete the application online, if interested, here: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/retailers-0. They will still be eligible for the free equipment or use their own IPhone. Individuals would need to bring the confirmation email to the site the day of the event. USDA will approve application, then they can choose equipment which is a faster process, than waiting for the application to be keyed into the system. Event Information:  June 18, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension Office 1418 Armory Dr. Charlotte, NC 28204 To register visit: http://mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu/ebt/ or contact Kristin Davis at 704.336.4006.

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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
— 1 week away
4-H ExplorersThu Jul 9, 2015
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
CES/ Training Room
— 1 week away
4-H Cake ChemistryTue Jul 14, 2015
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
CES/Training Room
— 2 weeks away
NCA&T STEM 4-H Summer WorkshopThu Jul 16 - Fri Jul 17, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
CES/Armory (travel to Gaston Co.)
— 2 weeks away
NCAT Stem WorkshopThu Jul 16 - Fri Jul 17, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
CES
— 2 weeks 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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