Making healthy choices isn’t always easy. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educators help people sort fact from fad, providing research-based programs that promote a lifetime of good health. Programs cover a broad spectrum, from pesticide safety to indoor air quality, from childhood nutrition and physical activity to heart-healthy eating and food safety.
The Farm at Penny Lane is a 40-acre therapeutic center near Pittsboro NC for people with mental illness. People can work on recovery here through horticultural therapy and other programs. Founded by Thava MORE »– from Therapeutic Horticulture
Take a look at the new North Carolina Blueberry Council Website for consumers. Great information on freezing, storing, and cooking with blueberries. Nutrition information and lots of great recipes. For information on growing blueberries see MORE »– from Gardening
NCSU Graduate Student Amy Borsay is studying Landscape Design in Horticulture Therapy Gardens geared toward Wounded Warriors. See her Poster synthesizing her review of the MORE »– from Therapeutic Horticulture
CONTEST: Real Food Media Short Video The Real Food Media Short Video contest invites aspiring filmmakers, teams of food change makers, and communicators to create 30-second to four-minute films in one of four styles: documentary, MORE »– from Gardening
If you’re visiting the State Fair this week (runs through Oct. 27th), don’t forget to check out the Expo building and the fantastic display on bees and beekeeping! Don Hopkins, NCDA&CS State Apiarist, MORE »– from Entomology
Nurturing Sustainable Community Gardens: How to get Rooted in Your Community. Saturday, Nov 9, 2013 Durham Tech Phail Whynn Jr. Student Center, Durham, NC 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Register on http://nccgp.eventbrite.com or MORE »– from Extension Gardener