Hello Gardeners! we're all about what's green and growing in Mecklenburg County and the greater Charlotte, NC region - your hometown, gardening website is filled with research-based, how-to garden information presented by Extension Master Gardeners. Let's talk about your Garden! We are celebrating the 100th year of Cooperative Extension this year!!
The Sustainable Living Series
If you are new to the region or need a brush-up on gardening or living skills - here is the place to start! Attend the Sustainable Living programs during the noon hours from 12 noon - 1:30 pm. You'll be excited to see the midday/midweek program is expanded with new topics on gardening, healthy eating, nature, nutrition and more.
Bring your own lunch and join us here at Extension offices, near Central Piedmont Community College. Registration is open now.
View Sustainable Living classes coming up here.
Sept 10 - Fall is for Planting
Sept 24 - Fresh & Healthy Meal Strategies for the Busy Person
Oct 8 - Landscaping Ideas for Beginners
Oct 22 - Composting A - Z
Nov 11 - Green Gifts for the Holidays
Nov 12 - Bringing Nature Inside for the Holidays
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.
Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension Training Facility
12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM Register in advance. And find ALL Sustainable Living classes here.
Got Questions? Get Answers! Master Gardeners will be talking about YOUR garden concerns, coming up:
The Davidson Farmers Market on September 27 and October 25.
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market on September 6.
Winghaven Plant Sale October 17 & 18.
Have gardening questions right now? Please call our hotline at 704-366-4011 or email.
What Charlotte is all about visit the Demonstration Gardens at Independence Park and Freedom Park. MORE...
LISTEN, Look and Learn for our littlest nature-loving-gardeners on Sundays through the summer. more....
Pre-register here ONLINE.
A series of outdoor educational adventure programs offering children ages 4-5 the opportunity to experience and enjoy the wonders of nature. Each program begins with story time, which sets the stage for a guided walk in the Freedom Park Demonstration Garden and into the surrounding park. Children will be encouraged to explore the story’s theme by interacting with nature.
Advance online registration is required. Free, our class size is limited so please sign up early. More....
Gardens and Lawns there's so many gardening tasks to do. For direction and advice... find the September Garden To Do list here by EMG Kathy Bretz.
We are all about growing everything from flowers to edibles. Find some of the most interesting grow topics written by our knowledgeable, research-loving Mecklenburg Master Gardeners and posted HERE online.
more Top Garden Topics
In 2014, we celebrate the Cooperative Extension Service, a unique educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the nation’s land-grant universities that extends research-based knowledge through a state-by-state network of extension educators. For 100 years, Extension has stimulated innovative research and vital educational programs for youth and adults through progressive information delivery systems that improved lives and shaped a nation. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of extending knowledge and changing lives.