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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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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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Public Gardens Map

Public Gardens
Map

Check out the Map of Public Gardens on the NCSU Gardening Portal *  Click on a marker for detailed information about that garden. * Use the zoom tool on the left to focus in on a particular area or to view a larger area. * Click and drag to reposition the view. *  Click a type of garden in the key to view only gardens of that type. *  Scroll down below the full size map for an alphabetical listing of gardens.

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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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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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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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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
— 11 hours ago
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
— 2 hours ago
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
— 3 hours away
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11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— Tomorrow
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11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
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11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
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11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
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