Homegrown

Sep 17, 2020

Cotton: The Fabric of our State

Guy Collins, cotton specialist with NC State Extension, explains how cotton is weaved into our everyday lives and shares what NC State is doing to help our cotton growers make better, more sustainable decisions.

Sep 2, 2020

Using Food Scraps to Grow Vegetables

Thinking about growing a vegetable garden with the extra time at home? You might have the key ingredients in your kitchen right now!

Aug 18, 2020

Treating for Mosquitoes While Protecting Pollinators

Summer means spending more time outside. But your outdoor events may have some uninvited guests—mosquitoes. Extension Entomologist Mike Waldvogel explains how mosquito insecticidal sprays work and tips on how to apply them without harming pollinators.

Jul 21, 2020

Homegrown: The State of North Carolina Agriculture

NC State Extension Director Rich Bonanno, also a lifelong farmer, shares his experiences and insights about the state of North Carolina's agriculture industry in the latest Homegrown: On the Farm segment.

Jul 6, 2020

Leaves of Three, Let It Be: How to Identify Poison Ivy

Poison ivy, oak and sumac are itchy summer staples in North Carolina. Matt Jones, horticulture expert with N.C. Cooperative Extension helps us identify poisonous plants.

May 8, 2020

Pulling Weeds? Make a Salad

The arrival of spring means weeds may be popping up in your yard. But don’t toss them in the compost pile just yet — you might be able to use them for a fresh, colorful spring salad.

Apr 23, 2020

Making Sourdough Bread at Home

Home baking has become a new favorite pastime for many as we find ourselves spending more time at home. And what says home more than the smell of fresh-from-the-oven, homemade bread?

Mar 11, 2020

Refresh Your Home with Easy-to-Maintain Houseplants

Nothing freshens up your living space like a few well-placed houseplants. In addition to bringing the outdoors in, houseplants may help improve indoor air quality and provide a natural beauty that can be both relaxing and energizing.

Feb 4, 2020

Homegrown Monthly Digest | Feb 2020

Whether it’s exploring miles of fertile farmland and fresh produce at the farmers market, or discovering flowers blooming in the backyard and nutritious foods cooking in the kitchen, Homegrown has you covered. Read the February rundown.

Oct 29, 2019

How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

There may be no better symbol for the fall season than the pumpkin. Learn how to find the perfect one.