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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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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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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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Solar panels

Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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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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New Video: Gardening When Deer Live Nearby

Enjoy this excellent new 20 minute video on strategies for coexisting with deer in the landscape. Lois Chatham and Sara Haigh, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Dare County,  identify deer resistant plants and strategies to keep deer MORE » – from   Gardening

Outerbanks-Video

New Video on Gardening on The Outer Banks

Check out this outstanding new video by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Dare County! Kudos to Shannon Brooks and her whole team, especially EMGV Barbara Koeblin, the media talent for this 23 minute episode MORE » – from   Gardening

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Racial Equity in Farm to School Workshops

One-day workshops on Racial Equity in Farm to School workshops: at the intersections of food, farms, and education Training led by dRWorks and CEF Offer by FoodCorps NC, co-hosted by NC4H and CEFS Registration: https://testruefood.wufoo.com/forms/racial-equity-in-farm-to-school/ MORE » – from   Local Food

4-H Residential Camp

Join us this summer, June 26-July 1, 2016 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 »

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Healthy Holiday Recipes to stay on track!

The holiday season can be a challenging time to stay on task with healthy eating. Yet, it can also serve as a time to explore delicious meal options with less calories, while you MORE »

4-H Electric Series Beginning Soon

4-H Electric Series This is a great opportunity open to our 4-H members-at-large. A big thanks to our 4-H volunteer, Lucy Sams for making this series possible. Register by November 7th to MORE »

Weather Considerations

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect beginning today through Sunday evening for much of the state and Governor Pat McCrory has issued a State of Emergency for most of our state.  The latest 4 day (through MORE »

Addressing Avian Flu Concerns

Regulations established by Doug Meckes, DVM, NCDA&CS State Veterinarian, emphasize sound biosecurity, including halting movement of birds and canceling bird shows and sales through January 15th, 2016.  Many of our clients have asked about recent MORE »

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Community Garden and Grants WorkshopTue Feb 16, 2016
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
600 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
— 2 days away
Understanding the Food System: Farm to TableFri Feb 19, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 5 days away
Raising Backyard ChickensWed Feb 24, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 1 week away
Beginner Gardening: A Guide to Seasonal PlantingWed Mar 9, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 3 weeks away
Basics of Home Food Preservation Webinar **Prerequisite**Fri Mar 18, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 1 month away
Project Learning Tree K-12 WorkshopSat Mar 19, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28207, United States
— 1 month away
Growing Roots: Food & Our CommunityWed Mar 30, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 1 month away
Webinar - The Green Leap: Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision DevelopmentThu Apr 7, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 2 months away
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