North Carolina’s quality of life and its economy depend on a strong natural resource base, including clean water, fertile soils and healthy air. To help the public understand complex issues related to environmental quality and to meet changing regulations, North Carolina Cooperative Extension offers a range of educational programs covering soil improvement and conservation, waste management, water quality and more.
An in depth look at how to effectively use cover crops in vegetable gardens, this 19 page document by Dr. Megan M. Gregory is free to download. More information on using cover crops MORE »– from Gardening
Learn to make and sell vermicompost. Understand the benefits of vermicompost to plants and soil. Check out the agenda and speakers Find out why one of our speakers was featured on TV’s Blue Collar Millionaire MORE »– from Gardening
Take the pledge to conserve water! Complete the survey to identify ways that you could save an additional 40 gallons of water each day. There are indoor and outdoor strategies. Boost your county’s MORE »– from Gardening
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are teaming up to conduct a Wildlife Workshop Series for landowners. The second workshop, Managing your Land for MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Pollinator protection is an important issue facing agriculture, land managers, beekeepers, and even homeowners. In order to foster communication between beekeepers and land managers, a working group of scientists, regulators, grower groups, and beekeepers MORE »– from Entomology