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The inside of an NC State greenhouse

Aug 30, 2021

Greenhouse Effect: A More Sustainable Campus

Grounds Services is saving money and boosting sustainability by growing flowers and plants in its own greenhouse on the west side of campus. A $7,100 grant from the Sustainability Fund is making it possible. 

White woman holding a halved watermelon

Jul 19, 2021

Nettie Baugher Gets Hands-on with Horticulture Research

For NC Cooperative Extension Agent Nettie Baugher, NC State's online Master of Horticultural Science program offered the best of both worlds. 

Max Alff

Jul 17, 2021

Max Alff Nurtures a Passion for Plants

When Max Alff graduated high school, he didn’t initially plan to study for much longer. He enrolled in the NC State Agricultural Institute for Ornamentals and Landscape Technology, planning to get his associate degree and get out into the workforce. “I enjoy working in the landscape industry and didn’t want to spend more than two … Continue reading Max Alff Nurtures a Passion for Plants → 

Jun 26, 2021

People, Plants and Pride: The Passions of J.C. Raulston

A quarter-century after his death, the founder of NC State’s arboretum is remembered for his pioneering efforts to cultivate a welcoming space for LGBTQ professionals in horticulture. 

May 12, 2021

NC State Honors Exceptional Faculty

The Celebration of Faculty Excellence is held each spring to recognize outstanding faculty who have received prestigious state, national and international awards, accolades or other distinctions during the previous year. In 2021, NC State honored 29 faculty virtually since the annual event could not be held in person. 

May 5, 2021

Cultivating Balance in Online Courses

This article was written by Elizabeth Porter and published by Lily Fandel.  You wouldn’t expect to learn how to juggle in NC State’s Ph.D. of Horticultural Science program, but for Kira Sims, that was the case. “If someone asked me if I can juggle, I could say ‘yes!’ –– if juggling the work-life balance counts,” … Continue reading Cultivating Balance in Online Courses → 

May 3, 2021

Breeding a Berry Successful Career

WIth support from the John D. and Nell R. Leazar Distinguished Professorship, Gina Fernandez is developing a better berry — and the next generation of plant breeders. 

solar cell greenhouse

Mar 22, 2021

Study Finds Plants Would Grow Well in Solar Cell Greenhouses

Hortidaily “We were a little surprised – there was no real reduction in plant growth or health,” says Heike Sederoff, co-corresponding author of the study and a professor of plant biology at North Carolina State University. “It means the idea of integrating transparent solar cells into greenhouses can be done.” 

The copper wolves at Wolf Plaza

Jan 15, 2021

Feeding the Pack in 2021

Last year, Feed the Pack food pantry distributed more than 116,000 pounds of food to patrons. Learn more about supporting Feed the Pack in 2021 through volunteering, monetary gifts or purchasing from their Amazon wishlist. 

Dec 8, 2020

2 Named Fellows of Inventors Academy

Two NC State faculty members have been honored for their innovative work at the forefront of their disciplines.