Extension

Feb 14, 2020

Agroecology Students Build Sustainable Food Forest

The Agroecology Education Farm at NC State has an exciting new project taking root, which will offer long-term opportunities for students and the NC State community to learn about the sustainable cultivation of fruit.

Feb 12, 2020

Gardens Teach Life Skills to Youth

Extension Master Gardener volunteers share research-based information and promote sustainable gardening practices through community projects across North Carolina. Their work in Cabarrus County is making an impact on students at the Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center in Concord, NC, a residential juvenile correction facility for young men 12-21 years of age.

Feb 9, 2020

A Sweet (Potato) Success Story for North Carolina

If you’ve enjoyed a silky, savory sweet potato during the last 40 years or so, chances are good that it was grown in North Carolina, where roughly 70% of all sweet potatoes in the U.S. are produced.

Feb 9, 2020

Keep Your Cut Flowers Fresh for Longer

There’s something about fresh flowers that makes any occasion or setting more special. Sure, they brighten up the space and provide a pleasing aroma, but that’s just the tip of the tulip. The beauty and healing energy of live flowers cross cultural boundaries and speak to all of us.

Jan 16, 2020

EMGV Making a Difference: Community Gardens Connect, Teach and Feed Us

Each year, NC State Extension Master Gardener℠ (EMG) volunteers share research-based information and promote sustainable gardening practices through community projects across North Carolina. Their work in Caldwell County is making an impact: helping us all eat (and enjoy!) more homegrown vegetables.

Dec 4, 2019

John Dole Recognized with Distinguished Alumni Award

John Dole, CALS Academic Programs associate dean, is recognized with the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Minnesota. His work garners an international reputation in floricultural crop production and handling and use of cut flowers.

Sep 26, 2019

Homegrown: Vermicompost Makes Your Garden Grow

Dig in with Rhonda Sherman, solid waste specialist with NC State Extension, as she sheds light on the subterranean spoils that await in this In the Garden segment.

Sep 25, 2019

Homegrown: Meet the Muscadine, Grape of the South

Muscadine grapes are a southern specialty. Native to North Carolina, the deep purple and bronze-toned fruit clusters adorn farms, fields and gardens throughout the southeastern United States. Now it’s time to add your kitchen to the list.

Aug 21, 2019

Passionate Professionals, Innovative Researchers, and Knowledgeable Specialists

It is a great time to be a horticulturist and an especially great time to be a graduate student in the Department of Horticultural Science. As many of you know, there are numerous grand challenges at the global scale and local scale with regard to food security, environmental stewardship, landscape design, recreation and, of course, human health and welfare.

Aug 21, 2019

20th Vermiculture Conference

The 20th Annual Vermiculture Conference is being hosted from October 26-27, 2019 (Saturday & Sunday) at The James B. Hunt Jr. Library in the Duke Energy Hall. Seats are filling up fast, so now is the time to register and make your travel plans.