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’s gardening portal helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension 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.
This week, we are experiencing the coldest weather of the winter with temperatures dropping to around zero degrees. Most outdoor plants will tolerate freezing conditions, even the single digit temperatures we are seeing MORE »
Check out this wonderful tool for diagnosing problems with strawberry plants. Check off symptoms that you have seen and narrow the list of potential causes. A great tool for troubleshooting in the MORE »– from Gardening
The Eighth Annual Growing In Place Symposium: Green Neighborhood Assets: Streets, Houses, Schools, Parks, Food. March 5, 2015 at the Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC Families with children not wanting to move to low-density MORE »– from Gardening
Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. Chatham County Cooperative Extension runs a popular Junior Chefs Cooking Camp every summer where kids ages 8-12 spend a week learning to prepare and cook food. There are four one-week MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
NC State’s Peach introduction ‘Contender’ receives 2014 American Society for Horticultural Science Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award. Find out how ‘Contender’ received this prestigious award, then make plans to pick up award winning peaches MORE »– from Peach Growers Information
Get all the dirt on edible community, school and child care gardens, urban ag and growing greener, friendlier communities! Registration is open! How do you start a community garden—at church, at work, in your MORE »– from Gardening