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Learn about your soil

Posted by LorettaCrops on May 11, 2013 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Free kit identifies how to improve your soil

Wouldn't this be an educational project for the kids to do??

Pick up a free soil sampling kit for lawn, garden, field and landscaping areas at N.C. Cooperative Extension-Cabarrus County Center, located at 715 Cabarrus Avenue West in Concord. Just follow the simple instructions and then mail your soil sample to get a full evaluation and recommendation. Details: contact Extension Agent David Goforth at 704-920-3310 or [email protected]

Elementary Book Club

Posted by LorettaCrops on October 30, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Meeting at the Mount Pleasant library at 2 pm on Mondays. Book options are discussed and planned by parents. Laurel is facilitating the club.

Please feel free to join any time.

The last book was Sarah, plain and tall.  Discussion is under way considering Skylark as the next book.  Please see Laurel about checking out a copy of the book.

Club is taking a break in July for so many travelling families.  contact Melodie to be notified when club resumes, to ask questions, or to cast your vote for our next book selection.

We will be meeting on our regular Monday schedule soon.

All are welcome to join us.


proposed classes

Posted by LorettaCrops on July 13, 2012 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (1)

~Sarah has suggested a field trip to JARS in Waxhaw.  If anyone else has a comment or suggestion for this trip please let us know.  Due to scheduling conflicts on the only days JAARS has available for the Fall, we are intending to go forwad with planning a Spring trip.    

~Loretta is intending to hold a Coupon Class to demonstrate four basic techniques for saving money on your grocery bill.  If you have a day/time suggestion please email her   [email protected]  . 

Alpaca Class

Posted by LorettaCrops on July 13, 2012 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Alpaca class is open again to anyone wishing to train their alpaca and show it at the 2013 County Fair in September.  If your alpaca from last year is still available you are welcome to work with the same animal.  Now that all family medical issues seem to be resolved, I plan to keep this class going year round with training times changing for weather / daylight.  Weather schedule is under review.   If your family needs a specific day/time, please set it up with me, I am usually here anyway, and having people here at different times is actually good for the animals - less stress.  Participation is $15 to offset the cost of vetting each animal before the fair.  Those needing financial assistance are welcome to ask, and donations to help with these and other expenses are gladly accepted. 

Loretta Loughlin    Twelv Acre Academy         401 DUTCH RD.      MP, NC 28124     704-436-8855 

Monthly Meeting

Posted by LorettaCrops on July 13, 2012 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Agenda for this meeting included:

~Discuss proposed JARS trip -

~Mount Pleasant Food ministry needs cleaning. Thurs. pm or Fri. seems best for them. can we pick a date/time for our kids to serve? -- need only 2 or 3 families at atime due to size - anyone wishing to participate can call Loretta 704-436-8855 for specifics.

~Book Club for elementary at MP Library . Melodie is spearheading this effort. Currently meeting at 2pm on Monday. Open to anyone wishing to participate, even int he middle of a book. If you have a child who cannot read, but would enjoy participating, you can read the book to them. We do a few chapters every week.

~ Summer program ? - location ???

~Interest in a 2014 curriculum sale / exchange? - location options