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.
Most of the pests we encounter in the garden feed during the day and can often be easily spotted. For instance, Colorado potato beetles, cucumber beetles and flea beetles feed on vegetable plants MORE »
POD3 Western Regional Symposium Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2015 The Natural Learning Initiative at College of Design, NC State University is offering a one-day symposium, Design for Early Childhood Health and Outdoor Learning, to early MORE »– from Gardening
Wednesday May 13 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Come join the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Beekeepers’ Association for our 8th Annual Pollinator Day Celebration on Saturday, May 30, from 9:00 am til 1:00 MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Kit Flynn, NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer in Durham County, has a Daylily Named for Her. NC EMGV Kit Flynn has a daylily namesake, but it comes with big responsibilities. Listen as MORE »– from Gardening
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a beekeeping workshop as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agriculture Building MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
This time of year is beautiful with all the flowering bulbs, shrubs, and trees. Blooming trees, like Bradford pears and weeping cherries, have probably inspired many homeowners to plant these trees in their MORE »