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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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NCSU Floriculture InfoSearch screen

Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Kudzu bugs on Fig leaf in May

Kudzu Bugs

What are those bugs all over the house, the garden, the soybeans? If you are encountering kudzu bugs for the first time, Debbie Roos, Extension Agent for NC Cooperative Extension in Chatham County has created a great resource page with several photos to help you identify this new pest. (photo by Debbie Roos)

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Onslow County
Farmers' Market

Support your local farmer.  Visit our Farmers Market from April - October.  2 markets to serve you. 4024 Richlands Hwy - Open Saturdays from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Western Blvd. (Behind Dick's Sporting Goods), open Thursdays from Noon - 6:00 pm.

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Heat Index Information Online! popular

In their June 24 blog post, the NC State Climate Office (SCO) discusses the history of the heat index and how it is calculated.  Basically, the heat index is a way to determine how warm MORE »

Rain Barrels!

The Onslow County office of Cooperative Extension annual rainbarrel sale begins April 12 and will continue while supply lasts.  These roughly 50-gallon food-grade barrels come complete with screened inlet, brass faucet, and 1.5-inch MORE »

Community Forest Stewardship Workshop – February 18

The eastern Community Forest Stewardship Workshop will be held February 18 in New Bern, at the Courtyard Marriott Riverfront.  Implementing a community forest stewardship plan can be a daunting step for communities.  Getting MORE »

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Environmental Camp "Wetland Wonders" Wed Jul 30, 2014 Today
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Environmental Education Center Sneads Ferry, NC
— 2 hours away
Environmental Camp "Wetland Wonders" Thu Jul 31, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Environmental Education Center Sneads Ferry, NC
— Tomorrow
Choosing More Fruits & Vegetables; Choosing To Move More & Fix It Fast, Eat At Home & Infant Lesson From Birth To 1 Year OldFri Aug 1, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
WIC- Tarawa Terrace, Jacksonville, NC, United States
— 2 days away
Environmental Camp "Wetland Wonders" Fri Aug 1, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Environmental Education Center Sneads Ferry, NC
— 2 days away
Fall Vegetable Gardening Fri Aug 1, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Main Base Library Camp Lejeune
— 2 days away
Fall Vegetable Gardening Sat Aug 2, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where:
Jacksonville Commons Rec Center, 100 Recreation Ln, Jacksonville, NC, United States
— 3 days away
Choosing More Fruits & Vegetables; Choosing To Move More & Fix It Fast, Eat At Home & Infant Lesson From Birth To 1 Year OldMon Aug 4, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
WIC- Tarawa Terrace, Jacksonville, NC, United States
— 5 days away
Choosing More Fruits & Vegetables; Choosing To Move More & Fix It Fast, Eat At Home & Infant Lesson From Birth To 1 Year OldTue Aug 5, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
WIC- Tarawa Terrace, Jacksonville, NC, United States
— 6 days away
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