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 helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension-trained 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.
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 »
Climate and weather: two very different things. The first is based on long-term trends; the second is what’s happening this week outside. People understand climate when it comes to December temperature differences between MORE »
Master Gardener Volunteer Course by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service ONSLOW COUNTY CENTER TITLE: Winter 2012 Master Gardener Volunteer Training TIME: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 AM – Noon INSTRUCTORS: Lisa Rayburn, Extension MORE »