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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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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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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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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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NCSU’s 16th Vermiculture Conference popular

NCSU’s 16th Vermiculture Conference August 10-11, 2015, Raleigh, NC LOCATION:  NC State University at the Hunt Library (ranked Second Most Amazing College Library in the U.S.A) WEBSITE:   http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference Currently contains information from last year’s conference MORE » – from   Gardening

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Troubleshooting Strawberry Problems popular

Check out this wonderful tool for diagnosing problems with strawberry plants.  Check off symptoms that you have seen and narrow the list of potential causes.  A great tool for troubleshooting in the MORE » – from   Gardening

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4-H 2015 Summer Fun Details popular

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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Support Native Pollinators popular

Identify Native Bees Attract them to you backyard Learn to build a bee house For more information see the Native Bees publication by Joel 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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EVENTS View All
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
— 7 days away
Southern Foresters' Climate Observations: State Comparisons and Spatial TrendsThu Mar 19, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Invasive Plant Best Management Practices WebinarTue Mar 24, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 3 weeks 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
— 3 weeks away
[ProNR] Urban Forestry Webinar Series: Urban InterfaceThu Mar 26, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 3 weeks 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
— 3 weeks 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
— 4 weeks away
Growing Green KidsThu Apr 9, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
CES Training room
— 1 month away
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