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Sam Humphrey

Jun 20, 2022

Graduate Student Spotlight: Sam Humphrey

For Sam Humphrey, horticulture's diversity has helped form connections and unity of people's interests. 

Extension staff and volunteers pick blueberries at the Horticultural Research Station in Castle Hayne on June 3, 2022.

Jun 16, 2022

Picking Blueberries for a Good Cause

Hundreds of pounds of blueberries gleaned from the Horticultural Research Center in Castle Hayne are donated to a local food bank. 

A rainbow flag with a fist

Jun 15, 2022

Being Better, Year-long LGBTQ+ Allies

CALS student Kaitlyn Thomas shares simple and meaningful ways in which people can be LGBTQ+ allies all year long. 

Jun 13, 2022

Shorter, Wider Flowers May Transmit More Parasites to Bees

Flower shape has biggest effect on parasite transmission to bees, according to a new study. 

Jun 13, 2022

When Nature Calls, A Necessary Gift Comes Through

The Necessary, a quaint blue cottage containing the restroom facilities at the JC Raulston Arboretum, will receive a much-needed update thanks to the generosity of Carol McNeel. 

May 27, 2022

Picking the Right Flowers for a Summer Wedding

Melinda Knuth, an assistant professor and a professionally certified floral designer, offers insight on how to make the largest impact with wedding florals, regardless of a couple’s budget. 

an aerial view of a vineyard in North Carolina

May 24, 2022

A Fruitful and Balanced Industry

Mark Hoffmann, an assistant professor and Extension small fruits specialist, gives an inside look at the North Carolina wine industry and the local vineyards behind NC State’s Hallowed Places Collection. 

Sami Nickerson, Horticultural Science alumna and Pender Nursery Saleswoman.

May 19, 2022

Sami Nickerson: Nursery Knowledge to Plant Sales

Sami Nickerson, a spring 2022 alumna, moved nearly 1,000 miles from Thiensville, Wisconsin to NC State and discovered a new path and enthusiasm for plants. 

Peyton Gardner, Horticultural Science undergraduate student.

May 17, 2022

Peyton Gardner: Gardens for Everyone

From a high school class hiccup to a horticulture businesswoman, Peyton Gardner’s path at NC State held more than plant production lessons. 

strawberry trial baskets from Castle Hayne, NC

May 13, 2022

Growing a Better Strawberry

Chances are, that deep red, plump, ripe strawberry bursting with flavor that you picked fresh off the plant at your local farm was a Chandler. Or possibly a Camarosa. In a couple of years, it might be a Rocco, or a Liz.