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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. 

Brandon Huber, showing off his 151-pound watermelon at the NC State Fair.

Oct 23, 2019

A Different Kind of Gardening: Ph.D. Student Brandon Huber

Brandon Huber, a Ph.D. student in Horticultural Sciences grows large plants competitively and will placing his plants in the upcoming NC State Fair horticulture competition. 

Student with trowel helps renovate the garden on the Talley Student Union's roof.

Nov 13, 2018

Students Renovate Rooftop Garden for Hyper-Local Food Production

The food that NC State horticultural science students are growing in a rooftop garden on the Talley Student Union won't have to go far from farm to fork: just one floor down, to the 1887 Bistro. The garden has been a living lab for students learning about garden design, logistics planning, installation, garden management and more. 

a garden shed with all the tools of the gardener

Mar 20, 2018

Long-Awaited Extension Gardener Handbook Now Available

A new award-winning gardening handbook published by NC State Extension has arrived on the market. The North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook offers practical guidelines for bringing the best in research-driven, environmentally responsible gardening practices right to your own garden, lawn or landscape. 

viburnum with clusters of small white flowers

May 22, 2017

Expand Your Garden Palette with Choice Plants

Looking for something new to spruce up your yard or garden? For those in the Southeast or mid-Atlantic, JC Raulston Arboretum’s Choice Plants program has several recommendations. 

Melissa Tinling stands in the pollinator garden, holding her blueprint of the garden design.

Nov 3, 2016

Student Creates Campus Pollinator Garden

Thanks to a partnership between a CALS graduate student and NC State University’s Grounds Management department, a large pollinator-friendly garden is both managing stormwater and providing habitat on Centennial Campus. 

May 17, 2016

Soil safety tips from Extension expert

How to minimize your risk of dangerous toxic metals or other contaminants in your urban garden, courtesy of NC Cooperative Extension and NC State assistant professor Matt Polizzotto.