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Mecklenburg County
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Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension is a part of the County's Park and Recreation Department. All CES services are located at 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204. Phone: (704) 336-2082 Master Gardeners are available at (704) 336-4011, from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Mondays through Fridays (March 1 through October 31). The Cooperative Extension staff includes: Front Row: Catherine Crocker, 4-H Program Assistant- 4-H After School Kristin Davis, Extension Agent- Local Foods, Food Safety and Food Preservation Scott Ewers, Extension Agent- Consumer  & Commercial Horticulture Back Row: Robbie Furr, County Extension Director Racquel McNeil, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Sharon Pearson, Expanded Foods & Nutrition Education Program Assistant Syyda Quick, Administrative Secretary Cynthia McQueen, Expanded Foods & Nutrition Education Program Assistant

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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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Eat, Grow, Live with Extension popular

COME AND LEARN HOW TO EAT, GROW, & LIVE WITH COOPERATIVE EXTENSION! On May 16, 2015, from 10 am – 12 noon, Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension will host Eat, Grow, Live with Cooperative Extension, an event filled 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 »


4-H Earth Day Celebration

4-H Earth Day Celebration 4-H Earth Evening on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 In conjunction with our next 4-H Advisory Council meeting we are hosting a 4-H Earth Day Celebration. We will be providing MORE »

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Plant Problem Diagnosis for Woody Ornamentals in Winter popular

The recordings for the March 24, 2015 – Plants, Pests and Pathogens webinar have been posted:  Recording, Audio-MP3, MP4  This two hour, interactive webinar focused on Plant Problem Diagnosis for Woody Ornamentals in Winter.  The program is MORE » – from   Gardening

42,000,000+ Households Gardening

According to a study conducted by the National Gardening Association in 2014 more than 42 million households will grow a vegetable garden and 90% of them will MORE » – from   Gardening


Pollinator Garden App

Identify plants you can add to your garden to attract and support pollinators. Below is a description quoted directly from the Pollinator Partnership website about their free, regionally specific App BeeSmart “With the Bee Smart™ MORE » – from   Gardening


4-H 2015 Summer Fun Details

4-H Summer Fun programs run through June until August for youth ages 5-18. Join us this summer for our abundance of exciting programs! All events listed to take place at the Armory will MORE »


4-H Grow For It Program: Beekeeping Essay Contest

Explore more about the fascinating story of the hardworking honey by participating in the North Carolina 4-H Beekeeping Essay contest. The essay provides a platform for youth (you) to creatively express their working knowledge and MORE »

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Advisory Council Meeting/ Earth Day CelebrationWed Apr 22, 2015
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
CES Training room
— 4 days away
Summer Fun TrainingThu Apr 23 - Thu Apr 23, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
CES/ Training room
— 4 days away
Summer Fun TrainingThu Apr 23 - Thu Apr 23, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
CES/ Training room
— 4 days away
Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
— 5 days away
Sustainable Living Series | Composting A-ZWed Apr 29, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 2 weeks away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
— 2 weeks away
Growing Green Kids 2Fri May 1, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
CES Training Room
— 2 weeks away
South Central District Activity DaySat May 2 - Sat May 2, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Cox Mill High School, 1355 Cox Mill Road, Concord, NC 28027, United States
— 2 weeks away
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