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Learn More in the Sustainable Living Series
If you loved the Lunch & Learn series of gardening programs at noontime, you'll be excited the midday/midweek program is expanded with new topics, healthy eating, nature, nutrition and more. Come at noon, bring your lunch and join us here at Extension. Registration is open now. View Sustainable Living classes coming up here.
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! Join in now and find your noontime enhanced with these many learning opportunities starting in February and running through December - a year- long stream of sustainable living.
APR. 9 | Time to Grow Terrific Tomatoes Learn how to grow a bountiful, organic summer garden. Extension Master Gardeners teach gardening basics like soil preparation, seeds or transplants, planting dates, and harvesting techniques as well as best vegetable selections to enjoy through summer into early fall and fool-proof gardening tips to ensure juicy, tasty tomatoes as well as other summer vegetables. Free. Hands on demonstrations - learn by doing! FREE. 12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM Register in advance. And find ALL Sustainable Living classes here.
APR. 23 | Introduction to Raw Food Dishes Learn how to turn garden abundance into edible delights with little to no heat. Kristin Davis, Extension Agent teaches quick, healthy, balanced meals prepared using raw food techniques through an in-class demonstration.
Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension Training Facility
12:00 NOON – 1:30 PM Register in advance. And find ALL Sustainable Living classes here.
LISTEN, Look and Learn for our littlest nature-loving-gardeners returns beginning Sunday, April 27.
Pre-register here ONLINE.
A series of educational 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.
Now on Sundays, beginning April 27th. Advance online registration is required. Free, our class size is limited so please sign up early. More....
Save the Date: Saturday, April 26th
This year we've bloomed to 3 PLANT SALE locations: Charlotte Regional farmers Market AND Davidson Farmers Markets.
Followed on May 10th at the Matthews Community Farmers Market.
What Charlotte is all about visit the Demonstration Gardens at Independence Park and Freedom Park. MORE...