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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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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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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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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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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 »

Opossum in persimmon tree

Look Who Came to Breakfast! popular

I woke up to find this guy in the front yard gorging on persimmons. Cute though he is, I was discouraged to see he had already eaten several persimmons and taken bites out MORE » – from   Gardening

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New Edition of Extension Gardener Posted popular

Check out the latest edition of the Extension Gardener Newsletter Winter 2016! https://extensiongardener.ces.ncsu.edu/extgardener-our-latest-issue/ Congratulations and thank you to Managing Editor Shawn Banks, Regional Editors Randy Fulk, Donna Teasley and Sam Marshall and Katy MORE » – from   Extension Gardener

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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
— 6 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
— 1 week 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
— 2 weeks 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
— 4 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
— 2 months away
Landscape Irrigation and Water UsageWed Apr 13, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Where:
Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension, 1418 Armory Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204, United States
— 2 months away
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