horticultural science

Jul 10, 2019

High School’s Not Too Early For Internships – Just Ask Addison Furr

Raleigh Charter High School senior Addison Furr talks the challenges and triumphs of tackling internships early – in her case, with the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service.

Jan 9, 2019

Horticulture’s Renaissance Man: Nicholas Basinger

Nicholas Tuschak Basinger had his heart set on becoming a physical therapist – until a long hike on the Appalachian Trail turned him in a new direction.

Sep 13, 2018

Ivy’s League: Teaching Love Of The Natural World – Online

Award-winning horticulture educator Lee Ivy dreams up creative ways for tech tools to maximize learning – but his most important teaching trick is decidedly low-tech.

Aug 21, 2018

Helping Hidden Hunger: Student Researcher Bonny Oloka

In his own words, Horticultural Science's Bonny Oloka explains how he hopes his sweet potato research will impact hunger in his native Uganda.

Apr 12, 2018

Extending Health Across The State

A grant from NC State Extension’s new Health Matters program allowed two Halifax County churches to build a community garden that now provides produce to over 350 families. It was one of 60 wide-ranging projects by four Health Matters associates and their 110 community partners last year to increase access to healthy food and physical activity.

Oct 25, 2017

Nourishing Bees: Marisol Mata

Growing up on a honey farm in Argentina, Marisol Mata always knew she wanted to make a positive impact. Now, she studies the nutrition content of popular plants for pollinator gardens to make sure native bees eat well. She also checks how climate change could affect nutrition in the future.

Feb 22, 2017

Student Spotlight: Ag-Adventurer Christina Harvey

Senior Christina Harvey has packed her time in CALS as full as possible. Her goal? A farm of her own.

Dec 22, 2016

JC Raulston Arboretum’s New Grand Entrance Open Every Day of the Year

Fun for people of all ages and free to the public, NC State's JC Raulston Arboretum is ready to debut its unique new pedestrian gate.

Sep 1, 2016

Mr. Sweet Potato’s Legacy

North Carolina’s sweet potato growers are building an endowment at NC State to ensure that a most successful university-industry partnership endures. It honors Henry M. Covington, a longtime extension specialist whose research and partnerships spurred the industry's growth.

Aug 22, 2016

Saving Lives Through Horticulture

Julia Kornegay's resume includes an unusual line: Her quick action during the Rwandan genocide in 1994 catalyzed a collaboration that helped prevent famine and save lives.