Oct 18, 2010

Landscape design students bring bamboo art – and a surfing chicken — to State Fair

The flower and gardens area of the N.C. State Fair is the go-to oasis for fairgoers seeking a break from the crowds, noise and food-based-on-a-dare. It is now also the site of the latest creation of students in Prof. Will Hooker’s small-scale landscape design studio.

Oct 20, 2010

First-of-its-kind book by Horticultural Science faculty members wins national award

Dr. Helen Kraus and Anne Spafford have won the Gold Award for Best Technical Gardening Book, given by the Garden Writers Association for their book 'Rain Gardening in the South.'

Oct 26, 2010

Golden LEAF provides support for Christmas tree, hemlock research

A $65,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation will be used to find Fraser fir and eastern hemlock trees that are able to resist insects that can kill the trees.

Dec 1, 2010

North Carolina to serve as FoodCorps site for program to help grow healthy children

A national effort to improve children’s knowledge of and access to healthy food will have a presence at five North Carolina locations beginning next year.

Dec 13, 2010

Team Broccoli: Project seeks East Coast broccoli industry

A North Carolina State University horticulturist is a member of a team of agricultural scientists that has embarked on what may be a decade-long effort to grow a $100 million broccoli industry on the East Coast.

Jan 4, 2011

Obituary: Ken Fager, CEFS research specialist

Ken L. Fager, 48, passed away Dec. 31. He was a researcher and educator at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at N.C. State University. A native of Pennsylvania, Fager earned his bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Penn State University in 1984.

Feb 4, 2011

'In the Garden' wins regional EMMY®

The N.C. State University-produced show In the Garden with Bryce Lane has won a regional EMMY® Award. The production team received the award in Nashville, Tenn., at the 25th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards.

Feb 8, 2011

Blankenship named fellow of international horticulture society

Dr. Sylvia Blankenship is the first person from N. C. State University to receive the honor, one of two women and one of four Americans to be elected a Fellow of the International Society of Horticultural Science.

Feb 8, 2011

Project aims to make wine grape growers more competitive

The ground beneath vineyards and what grows there — in addition to grape vines — could play a role in making wine grape growers in North Carolina and elsewhere along the East Coast more competitive and profitable.

Feb 22, 2011

Anne Edwards is new Carteret director

Anne Edwards, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension horticulture agent for Carteret County, has been named to direct the county’s extension program.