Featured stories and content

FEATURED CONTENT
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!

READ THE REST »
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.

READ THE REST »
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!

READ THE REST »
NEWS View All
Harold-Johnson-host-radio

Extension Master Gardeners Make the World Better

Check out this 10 minute radio segment about the Extension Master Gardener program on Getting Dirty with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers the radio show produced by NC Extension Master Gardeners in Durham County GettingDirtyRadioShow.org MORE » – from   Gardening

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 »

Dig_It_poster_300

Dig it! The Secrets of Soil! popular

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil May 16–August 16, 2015 There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about MORE » – from   Gardening

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 »

eatgrowlive

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 »

5h homeschool

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 »

4hearth

4-H Earth Day Celebration

4-H Earth Day Celebration **Due to low registration, this event has been canceled.** 4-H Earth Evening on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 In conjunction with our next 4-H Advisory Council meeting we are hosting MORE »

More News
EVENTS View All
Sustainable Living Series | Pressure CanningFri Jun 12, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 2 weeks away
Youth Leader TrainingTue Jun 16 - Tue Jun 16, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
CES
— 3 weeks away
4-H Summer Fun Open HouseWed Jun 17, 2015
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
CES Training Room
— 3 weeks away
Farmers Market EBT Sign Up EventThu Jun 18, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
Health & Wellness ECA Club MeetingThu Jun 18, 2015
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 3 weeks away
Volunteer Orientation for Family & Consumer Sciences Program Tue Jun 23, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 4 weeks away
Sustainable Living Series | Garden Beauty on a BudgetWed Jun 24, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 4 weeks away
4-H Lego Build WorkshopThu Jun 25, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
CES/ Training Room
— 4 weeks away
More Events