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Mecklenburg County
Cooperative Extension

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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Mecklenburg County
Cooperative Extension

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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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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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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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

Mecklenburg County
Cooperative Extension

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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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 popular

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

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Pollinator Garden App popular

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

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Storm Damage to Trees popular

Recent snow and ice storms have caused extensive damage to trees.  Consider hiring a certified arborist to help assess the damage and prune or remove trees. See NC Cooperative Extension publication How to Hire MORE » – from   Gardening

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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 »

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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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4-H STEM Night Volunteer Opportunity

4-H VOLUNTEER REQUEST & EVENT DETAILS What: STEM Family Night (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics) Where: Aristotle Preparatory Academy 2461 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208 When: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 Time: 6pm-7:30pm; volunteers needed beginning at 5:15pm MORE »

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2015 Summer Residential Camp

Join us this summer, July 26-31, 2015 for our Residential Summer camp Program. Youth ages 8-14 will travel to Reidsville, NC for a week long experience making new friends, swimming, doing crafts, team-building, MORE »

2015 Master Gardener Class Forming

Are you ready for the next step in your Growing Knowledge? Find out more about becoming a Master Gardener right here.  If you have an interest in gardening, a strong desire to share your time and your MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Terrific Tomatoes: Get Your Garden GrowingWed Apr 8, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 7 days away
Growing Green KidsThu Apr 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
CES Training room
— 1 week away
Sustainable Living Series | Let’s Preserve: Jams, Jellies & PreservesFri Apr 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 1 week away
Chic-fil-A 4-H Spirit Night FundraiserTue Apr 14, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Chick-fil-A University Place located at 8648 J. W. Clay Blvd. Charlotte, NC
— 2 weeks away
Health & Wellness ECA MeetingThu Apr 16, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
TBD (Off Site)
— 2 weeks 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:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks 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
— 4 weeks away
[ProNR] Emergency Planning Webinar Thu Apr 30, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 4 weeks away
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