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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.