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Extension Master
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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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HomemadeSpinningCompost3-PatrickBeggs

So many reasons to
compost . . .

Compost incorporated into the soil increases the organic matter content, improves the physical properties of the soil, helps roots penetrate better, holds moisture, provides aeration to plant roots, suppresses some diseases and supplies some essential nutrients. Compost can also be applied to the soil surface to conserve moisture, control weeds, reduce erosion, improve appearance and keep the soil from gaining or losing heat too rapidly. (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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Featured Gardening
Resources

Quick Links to featured NC Cooperative Extension resources for Gardeners

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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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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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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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Plantsmen's TourTue Jul 7, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
Tour begins at the Visitor Center at the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesWed Jul 8 - Wed Jul 8, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
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