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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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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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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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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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Extension Master Gardeners Make the World Better

Check out this 10 minute radio segment about the Extension Master Gardener program on Getting Dirty with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers the radio show produced by NC Extension Master Gardeners in Durham County GettingDirtyRadioShow.org MORE »

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Dig it! The Secrets of Soil! popular

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil May 16–August 16, 2015 There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about MORE »

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Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesSat May 30 - Sat May 30, 2015 - ALL DAY Today Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 25 minutes ago
8th Annual Pollinator Day CelebrationSat May 30, 2015 Today
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 9 hours away
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesSun May 31 - Sun May 31, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 24 hours away
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesMon Jun 1 - Mon Jun 1, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 days away
Beekeeping WorkshopMon Jun 1, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 3 days away
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesTue Jun 2 - Tue Jun 2, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 3 days away
Growing and Using Culinary HerbsTue Jun 2, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
In the auditorium of the Agriculture Building, 65 E. Chatham St., Pittsboro
— 3 days away
Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural SciencesWed Jun 3 - Wed Jun 3, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 4 days away
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