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a community garden growing green plants

Jan 17, 2023

Building a Community Garden

In this episode of the Farms, Food and You podcast, Cheralyn Berry, Extension specialist and director of the Briggs Avenue Community Garden in East Durham, shares her perspective on the vital role of community gardens. 

May 19, 2022

Peyton Gardner: Gardens for Everyone

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

a garden with many flowers

Apr 18, 2022

A CALS Guide to Spring Planting for Summer Blooms

Here’s a guide to help you decide what flowers to plant this spring to ensure beautiful summer blooms and foliage! 

two men holding plants

Mar 9, 2022

Faculty Plant Seeds for Student Opportunity and Innovation

NC State faculty are giving back to their community through legacy gifts. 

a young man wearing a white lab coat in a plant research lab with

Dec 20, 2021

The Horticultural Hats of Brandon Huber

Brandon Huber, now the lead scientist with Ag Eye Technologies, wore many hats during his time as a graduate student with the Department of Horticultural Science, including growing and sharing Lupin the corpse flower. 

Bumps, knots and cracking of a sweet potato root from the guava root-knot nematode.

Jun 9, 2021

How You Can Help Stop a Plant Pest

Farmers and gardeners can help root out a new nematode that spreads aggressively in North Carolina vegetable crops. 

Seven-year-old boy poses with the container garden on his deck

Nov 6, 2020

Grow Box Gets Kids Growing — Fall Vegetables, That Is

The hectic pace that comes with children can make it hard to slow down, spend time with each other and celebrate cherished relationships. Enter the Grow Box. 

Man and boy pose with a giant jack-o'-lantern.

Oct 5, 2020

Growing Giants

Listen in as three North Carolinians describe the art, the science and the fun of growing giants. 

Man behind a row of turmeric plants on a community farm

Aug 25, 2020

Community Gardens: To Plant Is To Believe

Community gardens can give people who don’t have land the chance to grow healthy food while connecting with others. At a garden on a former North Carolina plantation, refugees from Myanmar are reconnecting with their agrarian roots. 

seedlings

May 28, 2020

No Seeds, No Problem: Growing Vegetables From Scraps

Tips for starting a garden using the vegetables you bought for dinner.