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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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Some NC Farmers Stay Local

80% of the cut flowers sold in this country come from outside the US.  Its an industry that has a world wide value estimated at over $40 billion.  NC State Extension Master Gardener MORE » – from   Gardening

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Brunswick Agent Teaches IPM to Master Gardeners

Brunswick County Horticulture Agent Sam Marshall explained some basic Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, tenets on the Master Gardener podcast Getting Dirty with Master Gardeners. Sam explained that IPM strategies produce long-term solutions and often at less cost MORE » – from   Gardening

4-H Summer Forensics Program Makes News!

A cross-county 4-H summer fun program makes Mooresville Tribune news article. Please view article below to learn more about the program and it’s success! News Article Forensics Front Page News Article Forensics Page MORE »

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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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(Postponed- Please see description) Weekend Workshop: Plant Propagation – from Seeds to Cuttings: How to Get GrowingSat Aug 1, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 2 days away
4-H Entrepreneurship: Mini SocietyMon Aug 3 - Fri Aug 7, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
CES/Armory
— 3 days away
4-H Homemade & Homegrown with HerbsMon Aug 10, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
CES/Armory Training Room
— 2 weeks away
Sustainable Living Series | DehydratingWed Aug 12, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 2 weeks away
Project Learning Tree PreK-8 WorkshopMon Aug 17, 2015
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Belmont Abbey College Sacred Heart Campus, 200 Mercy Dr, Belmont, NC 28012, United States
— 3 weeks away
Health & Wellness ECA Meeting/Build-a-Raised Bed WorkshopThu Aug 20, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 3 weeks away
**Just Added** Sustainable Living: Build Your Own Raised BedThu Aug 20, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 3 weeks away
Sustainable Living Series | Fall Is for Planting: Get Your Garden Growing Wed Aug 26, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 4 weeks away
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