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Compost Bin

Food residuals make
up 21% of waste. Instead of throwing it way, compost it into a valuable amendment for your soil.

Image by Danny Lauderdale[/caption] Food scraps and yard debris comprise 28 percent of the solid waste generated in the United States (U.S. EPA, 2011). Many people are surprised that the largest category of waste being thrown away is food residuals--over 21 percent of the total! Instead of discarding food waste down sink drains or in the garbage, you can easily turn it into a valuable soil amendment for your landscape, garden and lawn. (Excerpt from the Extension Gardener Manual, Composting Chapter by Rhonda Sherman.) For more information see http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/topic/composting/backyard/

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Compost Bin

Food residuals make
up 21% of waste. Instead of throwing it way, compost it into a valuable amendment for your soil.

Image by Danny Lauderdale[/caption] Food scraps and yard debris comprise 28 percent of the solid waste generated in the United States (U.S. EPA, 2011). Many people are surprised that the largest category of waste being thrown away is food residuals--over 21 percent of the total! Instead of discarding food waste down sink drains or in the garbage, you can easily turn it into a valuable soil amendment for your landscape, garden and lawn. (Excerpt from the Extension Gardener Manual, Composting Chapter by Rhonda Sherman.) For more information see http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/topic/composting/backyard/

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Extension Gardener
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Extension Gardener Newsletters Extension Gardener Newsletters[/caption] Subscribe to the Extension Gardener email listserv to receive notification when new editions of the newsletter have been posted to the Extension Gardener Portal . Extension Gardener is a quarterly newsletter written by horticultural experts across the state with regional editions focused on the North Carolina coastal plain, mountains, and piedmont.

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Searchable Database of Plants

Searchable Database
of Plants

Searchable Database of Plants[/caption] plants.ces.ncsu.edu  Identify the perfect plant for your yard!  Seach by height, light requirements, leaf color, flower color, ability to atract butterflies and song birds, and much more.

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Coastal Planting Guide

Native Plants for
Coastal North Carolina Landscapes

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/ncsc/Coastal_Planting_Guide.pdf Funded by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation and developed through a collaboration between the US Fish & Wildlife Service and researchers at the North Carolina State University Herbarium, as well as numerous partners, including the Beach Vitex Task Force, the North Carolina, Aquarium, and Sea Grant. To request a hard copy, please contact:Dale Suiter (USFWS) http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/ncsc/Coastal_Planting_Guide.pdf[/caption]

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Logo NCSU Vermicompost Conference

August 10-11/2015 Vermiculture Conference. popular

Field Trip! We’ll see continuous-flow reactors, worm bin systems, monitoring equipment, composting units, and more! Details and registration are on the conference website http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference More speakers will be added so check MORE »

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2015 Native Plant Conference popular

Scholarships are available for student/ beginning professional/ K-12 educators to attend the 2015 Cullowhee Native Plant Conference, July 15-18, held on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Individuals who MORE »

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Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesTue Jun 30 - Tue Jun 30, 2015 - ALL DAY Today Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 9 hours ago
David Silver speaking about the Founding of the Farm at Black Mountain College, Hunt Library, Raleigh, NCTue Jun 30, 2015 Today
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Commons Wall stairs, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC
— 2 hours away
David Silver speaking about the Founding of the Farm at Black Mountain College, Hunt Library, Raleigh, NCTue Jun 30, 2015 Today
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Commons Wall stairs, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC
— 10 hours away
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesWed Jul 1 - Wed Jul 1, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 15 hours away
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesThu Jul 2 - Thu Jul 2, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 days away
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesFri Jul 3 - Fri Jul 3, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 3 days away
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesSat Jul 4 - Sat Jul 4, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 4 days away
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesSun Jul 5 - Sun Jul 5, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 5 days away
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