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Extension Master
Gardeners

Since 1979 North Carolina Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers have been guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their gardens, lawns and landscapes. Extension Master Gardener volunteers work with NC Cooperative Extension to provide gardeners with unbiased, research based information on gardens, lawns and landscapes. Under the guidance of Extension agents, volunteers complete a 40 hour training program, pass an examination, and complete a 40 hour internship. To remain active in the program volunteers must log a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service and 12 hours of continuing education each year. Seventy three counties offer the Extension Master Gardener program and there are currently over 4,000 active Extension Master Gardener volunteers.   Go to NCEMGV.org for information on how EMGVs can help you, how you can become and NC EMGV, and how you can support the program.

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Extension Master
Gardeners

Since 1979 North Carolina Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers have been guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their gardens, lawns and landscapes. Extension Master Gardener volunteers work with NC Cooperative Extension to provide gardeners with unbiased, research based information on gardens, lawns and landscapes. Under the guidance of Extension agents, volunteers complete a 40 hour training program, pass an examination, and complete a 40 hour internship. To remain active in the program volunteers must log a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service and 12 hours of continuing education each year. Seventy three counties offer the Extension Master Gardener program and there are currently over 4,000 active Extension Master Gardener volunteers.   Go to NCEMGV.org for information on how EMGVs can help you, how you can become and NC EMGV, and how you can support the program.

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Therapeutic
Horticulture

Therapeutic Hort Portal[/caption] Therapeutic Horticulture Portal Horticultural therapy is a dynamic intervention that uses nature-based activities to promote learning and healing.  This website was designed to serve participants and their families, volunteers interested in supporting programs, interns seeking professional certification as well as professionals and service providers interested in offering therapeutic horticulture opportunities.

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Extension Gardener
Newsletter

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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Potato Late
Blight

Both potatoes and tomatoes can quickly be defoliated by Phytophthora infestans, an oomycete active in wet cool conditions. In North Carolina disease damage occurs from June through the end of the season. Potato late blightimage by Howard F. Schwartz --bugwood[/caption] Management Strategies: Grow varieties known to be resistant to Potato late blight Use disease free seed potatoes Plant early to avoid disease Limit leaf wetness (water the soil, not the leaves, use drip irrigation, space plants to allow air circulations) Remove and discard infected plants More information and images.

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Fall lettuce

Get a Second Season by Sowing Now

Our summer season is peaking and our vegetables will soon be past their prime and producing less.  NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Amy Hill shares timely tips on how to reinvigorate your MORE »

Canterbury Bells

Some NC Farmers Stay Local

80% of the cut flowers sold in this country come from outside the US.  Its an industry that has a world wide value estimated at over $40 billion.  NC State Extension Master Gardener MORE »

Sam Marshall

Brunswick Agent Teaches IPM to Master Gardeners

Brunswick County Horticulture Agent Sam Marshall explained some basic Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, tenets on the Master Gardener podcast Getting Dirty with Master Gardeners. Sam explained that IPM strategies produce long-term solutions and often at less cost MORE »

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Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesWed Aug 5 - Wed Aug 5, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 8 hours away
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11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— Tomorrow
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesFri Aug 7 - Fri Aug 7, 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 SciencesSat Aug 8 - Sat Aug 8, 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 SciencesSun Aug 9 - Sun Aug 9, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 4 days away
NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture ConferenceMon Aug 10 - Mon Aug 10, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 5 days away
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesMon Aug 10 - Mon Aug 10, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 5 days away
NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture ConferenceTue Aug 11 - Tue Aug 11, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 6 days away
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