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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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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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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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Inclement Weather
Schedule for Mecklenburg Extension/Mecklenburg Park and Recreation

Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension will open at 10 am today, Friday, February 14, 2014 due to weather conditions. As a department of Mecklenburg County Government, please note that our office adheres to the Mecklenburg County Government office closings. We appreciate your continued support. Drive safely!

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2015 Native Plant Conference popular

Scholarships are available for student/ beginning professional/ K-12 educators to attend the 2015 Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, July 15-18, held on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Individuals who MORE » – from   Gardening

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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, February 25th, 2015 Time: 6pm-7:30pm; volunteers needed beginning at 5:30pm 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 »

Banding Trees for Fall Cankerworm

Fall cankerworms, commonly called inchworms, can be a nuisance in the spring when they descend from trees on silk threads. Cankerworms feed on leaves, especially oaks, and the Charlotte area has had especially MORE »

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Sustainable Living Series: Understanding the Food SystemWed Feb 11, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 1 week away
Sustainable Living Series | Spring into Gardening: Get Your Garden Growing Wed Feb 25, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 3 weeks away
Sustainable Living Series: The Science of Home Food PreservationWed Mar 11, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 1 month away
Sustainable Living Series | Small Gardens for Small Spaces: Container Gardening 101Wed Mar 25, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 2 months away
Weekend Workshop: Build Your Own Raised Garden Beds Sat Mar 28, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 2 months away
Terrific Tomatoes: Get Your Garden GrowingFri Apr 3, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 2 months 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
— 2 months 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
— 3 months away
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