Gardening is among our nation’s most popular pastimes, yielding fresh fruits and vegetables for the dinner table, a cleaner environment and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension-trained Master Gardener volunteers are instrumental in these efforts, sharing their knowledge of plant selection, cultural practices and pest management with fellow gardeners, school students and others.
You may have recently heard news reports of a disease killing North Carolina’s Fraser fir Christmas trees. This is alarming news because according to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, North Carolina farmers MORE »
KUDZU BUGS (Megacopta cribraria) are globular stinkbugs first found in Georgia in 2009 and have since spread to surrounding states. They feed on the sap of legumes (bean plants) by using sucking mouth MORE »
This Holiday Season Support Local 4-H Enjoy a Fresh Fraser Fir Wreath from the Mountains of North Carolina! HOLIDAY WREATH SALE Beaufort County 4-H is pleased to offer this 26-inch fragrant wreath to MORE »
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
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service has updated Web Soil Survey to include numerous improvements and new features. Read all about the latest version: Web Soil Survey 3.0 New MORE »– from Soils
N. Nitrogen. Atomic number seven. Unnoticed, untasted, it nevertheless fills our stomachs. It is the engine of agriculture, the key to plenty in our crowded, hungry world. Read more at National Geographic’s Fertilized MORE »– from Soils
Many of you have seen my posts about Cooperative Extension’s demonstration pollinator garden and the educational programming I do around it here in Pittsboro. I created a slide show from photos I have MORE »– from Growing Small Farms