Gardening is among our nation’s most popular pastimes, yielding fresh fruits and vegetables for the dinner table, a cleaner environment and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s gardening portal helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are instrumental in these efforts, sharing their knowledge of plant selection, cultural practices and pest management with fellow gardeners, school students and others.
The Cape Fear River Partnership’s efforts to revitalize fisheries continues, as described in this update video. The Cape Fear River is an important feature here in eastern NC. It provides food, water, and MORE »
For those of you who ordered Holiday Wreaths, they will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, November 26th at the Onslow County Farmer’s Market, 4024 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville. Forgot to pre-order? Never MORE »
Take a leisurely virtual tour down Onslow’s New River via the Caring for a River video. This 31 minute award-winning video, produced in 2007, provides quite a bit of information about Onslow’s New MORE »
As with any area, proper plant selection along our beaches and barrier islands is very important. A new publication, Native Plants for Coastal North Carolina Landscapes, has just been published. This informative booklet MORE »
Constructed stormwater wetlands are an integral practice associated with stormwater management, with application from North Carolina’s mountains to the coast. These stormwater control measures (or BMPs) have been shown to outperform most practices MORE »
The next rainbarrel sale is planned for February 21, 2015. These roughly 50-gallon food-grade barrels come complete with screened inlet, brass faucet, and 1.5-inch overflow outlet. The cost is $50 for a “ready-made” unpainted MORE »