horticultural science

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.

May 31, 2016

Campus monarchs

Professor Dennis Werner and graduate student Melissa Tinling are creating a network of campus pollinator gardens to support monarch butterfly migration.

Jan 21, 2016

Grad addresses farm-to-fork challenges at PepsiCo

A mentor once told Gabe Gusmini, “You and I have the same problem: We see something broken, we’ve got to fix it.” And fix things, Gusmini does. A plant breeder by training, the CALS alumnus is a PepsiCo junior executive and research-and-development director.