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Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Sustainable Living
Series now open for registration!

Experience the joys of sustainable living! From gardening to home food preservation, the 2014 Sustainable Living Series provides an introduction into sustainable practices for everyday living.

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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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Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Summertime Watering in Charlotte Home & Garden

Leah Hughes with Charlotte Home & Garden has wise words to share on summertime watering routines after speaking with Mecklenburg Master Gardener Volunteer Margaret Genkins.  Find some great watering tips (and more) here: MORE »

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Summer Shine!

Mecklenburg 4-H is excited to announce that we have partnered with MGR Youth Empowerment to offer the following workshops in addition to our 2014 Summer Fun schedule. We hope you will join us MORE »

Help Send a Kid to Camp

For more than 80 years, 4-H camping has taught youth valuable life skills through camping, youth have been able to travel across the state and make life long friends. While this is a MORE »

Robotics Summer Academy for Middle School Students

4-H Robotics Academy Mecklenburg County Interested in building a Robot! Put your science technology, engineering and math skills to work with Mecklenburg county Robotics Academy. Join us June 23-24,2014. For more information and MORE »

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Summer Fun 2014

Join us this summer for our abundance of exciting programs! All events listed to take place at the Armory will be located at: 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204. Registration will continue throughout MORE »

Listen, Look & Learn in the Garden

Listen, Look & Learn in the Garden is a free series of fun educational programs for preschool children, ages 4-5, presented by Mecklenburg Master Gardeners. It offers them the opportunity to experience and enjoy the wonders MORE »

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Horticulture Science Summer Institute

Please pass on to young people who might be interested as well as teachers and parents.   Horticultural Science Summer Institute, July 6-11, 2014 High school-aged youth (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are invited to apply MORE » – from   Gardening

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Ask A Master Gardener DaySat Jul 26, 2014 Today
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Davidson Farmer's Market, South Main Street, Davidson, NC, United States
— 3 hours ago
Listen, Look & Learn in the GardenSun Jul 27, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Freedom Park, East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, United States
— Tomorrow
Sustainable Living Series: Pickling your Garden HarvestFri Aug 15, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, Armory Drive, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
Listen, Look & Learn in the GardenSun Aug 24, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Freedom Park, East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, United States
— 4 weeks away
Sustainable Living Series: Safe Pressure Canning for Garden VegetablesFri Aug 29, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, Armory Drive, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC, United States
— 1 month away
Ask A Master Gardener DaySat Aug 30, 2014
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Davidson Farmer's Market, South Main Street, Davidson, NC, United States
— 1 month away
Sustainable Living Series: Fall Is for PlantingWed Sep 10, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, Armory Drive, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC, United States
— 2 months away
Sustainable Living Series: Fresh & Healthy Meals for the Busy PersonWed Sep 24, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, Armory Drive, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC, United States
— 2 months away
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