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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 »

Leah Cook

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 popular

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 popular

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 popular

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 popular

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 »

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Plant Wildflowers in the Fall popular

Fall is a good time to plant wildflowers.  NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Lise Jenkins learns what’s needed to successfully establish a wildflower bed. She also meets some people who are using MORE »

Charles Murphy

Fall Lawn Care Tips popular

Warm or Cool.  Which grass is right for you?  Master Gardener Volunteer, Charles Murphy explains the choices and maintenance tasks to tackle now.    Listen to his interview on Getting Dirty with Master MORE »

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Protect your Backyard Chickens

Avian Infuenza is a virus transmitted by migrating birds, here is some background information and tips for protecting your flock during the fall migration (September and October). History Dec 2014 – First case in MORE »

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Tree Talk: Meet the Ginkgo Tree

The Ginkgo tree is an ancient species that has much to offer in your landscape —especially their brilliant, but short lived fall color.  But you have to be a little… sexist… when you MORE »

Mitch Woodward

Stop North Carolina’s #1 Water Pollutant

NC State Extension Water Quality Specalist, Mitch Woodward is on a mission to stop North Carolina’s #1 water pollutant.  The problem starts right in our own backyards and each one of us has MORE »

Bryce Lane

Introduction to Plant Identification

The Path to Successful Gardening  Six Week Course taught by Bryce Lane NCSU Professor & Lecturer Emeritus, Dept. of Horticultural Science Location JC Raulston Arboretum Registration $220 (Friends of the Arboretum Members, $180) Syllabus MORE »

Kale publication

New Kale Publication: Grow It, Eat It!

Often called the queen of greens, kale is rapidly gaining popularity because of its exceptional nutrient richness, health benefits, and delicious flavor. Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat—one serving MORE »