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2016 Sustainable
Living Series now open!

The Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension Sustainable Living Series is designed for citizens who desire to increase knowledge of food literacy, gardening and cooking skills through experiential learning. The integrated program is a collaboration of Mecklenburg Family and Consumer Sciences, Horticulture, Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners and volunteers 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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S A I L O R SC L U B

2016 Sustainable
Living Series now open!

The Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension Sustainable Living Series is designed for citizens who desire to increase knowledge of food literacy, gardening and cooking skills through experiential learning. The integrated program is a collaboration of Mecklenburg Family and Consumer Sciences, Horticulture, Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners and volunteers 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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2016 Summer
Fun

Registration open for 4-H 2016 Summer Fun! Join us for workshops, field trips, camp, and more! Gear up for another fantastic summer with Mecklenburg 4-H. Click here now to view the full schedule and register for workshops.

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S A I L O R SC L U B

2016 Sustainable
Living Series now open!

The Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension Sustainable Living Series is designed for citizens who desire to increase knowledge of food literacy, gardening and cooking skills through experiential learning. The integrated program is a collaboration of Mecklenburg Family and Consumer Sciences, Horticulture, Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners and volunteers 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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Weekend Project:
Pickling

By Leah Hughes, Charlotte Home & Garden Magazine This time of year, backyard gardens are pumping out produce. And it's hard to resist leaving the farmers market without bagfuls of fresh fruits and vegetables. Pickling is a great way to make use of summertime staples and extend their stay in the kitchen. "If I were working with someone who wanted to get into canning, I would recommend pickling," says Kristin Davis, an extension agent with Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension. Davis's role focuses on local foods. Read more

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2016 Extension
Volunteer Appreciation Event

Please save the date, Thursday, October 20th, 2016 for our second annual Extension Volunteer Appreciation event. Details and official save the dates will be released closer to the event. We are excited to recognize our invaluable volunteers for another year of successful Extension outreach. We can't wait to see you there!

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Ask an Expert: Answers and Solutions

Mecklenburg County residents now have the expertise of all of the nation’s land-grant universities at their fingertips, thanks to a web tool offered by the NC Cooperative Extension. With this Extension resource, called MORE »

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Sustainable Summer: Going Local with 4-H popular

Go Local with 4-H Summer Trip Flyer (full) REGISTER NOW! SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration is through eParks. If you have an existing account you will simply need to log in and add the events MORE »

Cooking for Health: Starting with the Basics

It is no secret that America’s passion for food is ever-increasing. With the creation of television networks and culinary celebrities, Americans have more access to culinary expertise than ever before. Various reports cite Americans MORE »

Mecklenburg County 4-H Summer Fun Trainings

2016 4-H Summer Fun Training Details  *Please plan to register for both sessions as this is a two part training. For $10 total these two sessions will provide a wealth of activities and MORE »

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4-H Summer Fun

See Summer 2016 details below… Unable to join us this summer? Try out 4-H summer fun at home with this brochure: Youth Volunteer Leader Training June 10, 2016 Description: Are you a  teen MORE »

NC Cotton Producers Association Referendum

The NC Cotton Producers Association Referendum will take place on Friday, April 1, 2016, at the NC Cooperative Extension Office at 1418 Armory Drive from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. An eligible voter MORE »

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Going Local 4-H Trip: Metrolina GreenhousesMon Aug 1, 2016
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM— 3 days away
Going Local 4-H Trip: Plants for Human Health InstituteMon Aug 8, 2016
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM— 1 week away
Working Forest Summit 4Wed Aug 10, 2016
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC-49, Concord, NC 28025, USA
— 2 weeks away
Rain Barrels for Water Conservation Wed Aug 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 2 weeks away
Webinar - Assessing Sustainability for Agricultural and Urban ForestsThu Aug 11, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Where:
forestrywebinars.net
— 2 weeks away
Project Learning Tree K-8 Professional Development WorkshopMon Aug 22, 2016
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Belmont Abbey College Sacred Heart Campus, 200 Mercy Dr, Belmont, NC 28012, USA
— 3 weeks away
Appalachian Wood Energy InnovationsWed Aug 24 - Fri Aug 26, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Crowne Plaza Asheville, 1 Resort Dr, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
— 4 weeks away
Project Learning Tree K-8 Professional Development WorkshopWed Aug 24, 2016
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
701 Tuckaseegee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208, USA
— 4 weeks away
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