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Dig In!! Save the Date – 3/12/16 Symposium in Raleigh popular

Sponsored by Advocates for Health in Action and hosted by Marbles Kids Museum, the 7th Annual  Dig In! will be March 12, 2016. The workshop will explore urban agriculture, community gardens and edible gardens in schools, child care MORE »


Poinsettia are Here popular

NC State plays a big role in brining new poinsettia cultivars to the marketplace.  Find out what’s new and how to keep your poinsettias looking great when Lise Jenkins interviews Dr. John Dole MORE »

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The Perfect Tree popular

Orange county Master Gardener Carol McPherson takes a look at Carpinus caroliniana, also known as the American Hornbeam, and tells the listeners of Getting Dirty with Master Gardener radio show and podcast that it is MORE »

2015 NC State Poinsettia-Sale

Poinsettia Sale, Dec 10-12 popular

This year the Horticultural Science Graduate Student Association will be selling poinsettias at the JC Raulston Arboretum/Horticultural Field Labs, 4415 Beryl Rd, Raleigh Thursday, Dec 10th, 11 am – 5 pm, Friday, Dec 11th, 11 MORE »

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Apples from the ‘Seed’ to the Table popular

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture “Apples from the ‘Seed’ to the Table” Mike Parker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 7:30 PM-9:00 PM Mike Parker is an MORE »


JC Raulston Arboretum Looks for Winning Plants popular

The JC Raulston Arboretum puts between 500-700 plants through their paces each year as part of a national network of plant trials.  Find out what makes a winning plant when Bernadette Clark appears MORE »


Have Success with Pecans popular

Making the right choices when you plant a pecan tree impacts your harvest size.  Find out how to select and manage your pecan tree for maximum yield when Durham Master Gardener Amy Hill MORE »


Take Steps to Avoid Avian Flu popular

The Avian Flu virus is lethal and can be carried by migrating birds.  Backyard flocks are especially vulnerable.  Dr. Sarah Mason with the NC Department of Agriculture tells the listeners of Getting Dirty MORE »

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Programs for Children at Duke Gardens popular

Duke Gardens has great programs for children and families. Harold Johnson talks to Kavanah Anderson, director of children’s programs, on Getting Dirty with Master Gardeners radio show and podcast about what they have MORE »


Where’s that plant?

Durham Master Gardener Kit Flynn confesses to losing plants in her garden.  Dan Mason brings us her story.  You can find out how to avoid Kit’s fate by listening to Getting Dirty with MORE »


Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Durham

Laura Stewart, of the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, explains what gardeners can learn at their upcoming Sustainable Agriculture conference in Durham on Nov 6-8.  Listen to her interview on Getting Dirty with Master MORE »


Meet a Flower Farmer

Chapel Hill native, Stephanie Hall, shares her experience of learning her land and how to successfully raise cut flowers for our local market.  Listen to her interview with NC State Extension Master Gardener MORE »


Growing Strawberries at Home popular

Check out this webinar recording on Growing Strawberries at Home. Features a horticulturist, and plant pathologist and an entomologist. Great Information, Great Images, Fast Paced but easy to follow. Full of recommendations for MORE »

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Meet a Farmer – Leah Cook

NC State Horticulture alum, Leah Cook, is an established flower farmer.  She shares her insights about our local food and flower market and the challenges younger farmers face entering the market.  You can MORE »

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Get to Know the Mason Farm Biological Reserve

NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Harold Johnson visits the Mason Farm Biological Reserve, part of the NC Botanical Garden with Director of Conservation Johnny Randall.  Listen to Harold’s visit on the Master Gardener radio MORE »

NC DOT Wildflower Program

Flowers at 65 MPH

On Getting Dirty with Master Gardeners radio show, NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Lise Jenkins meets some of the people who care for more than 300,000 acres of plantings on our state’s MORE »

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How to Grow Sustainable Figs

NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, Amy Hill explains how to grow sustainable figs.  She appeared on Getting Dirty with Master Gardeners radio MORE »


Time to Plant Strawberries

NC strawberry growers produce tasty berries by Mother’s Day.  Dr. Barclay Poling, Horticulture Professor Emeritus, explains how home gardeners can get the same results by following some simple practices.  Listen to his interview MORE »