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New Video: Gardening When Deer Live Nearby

Enjoy this excellent new 20 minute video on strategies for coexisting with deer in the landscape. Lois Chatham and Sara Haigh, Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Dare County,  identify deer resistant plants and strategies to keep deer MORE »


New Video on Gardening on The Outer Banks

Check out this outstanding new video by Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in Dare County! Kudos to Shannon Brooks and her whole team, especially EMGV Barbara Koeblin, the media talent for this 23 minute episode MORE »


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

Registration is now open! Registration is $15/person and includes light breakfast and lunch. Sponsored by Advocates for Health in Action and hosted by Marbles Kids Museum, the 7th Annual  Dig In! will be March 12, 2016. The MORE »

Opossum in persimmon tree

Look Who Came to Breakfast! popular

I woke up to find this guy in the front yard gorging on persimmons. Cute though he is, I was discouraged to see he had already eaten several persimmons and taken bites out MORE »


New Edition of Extension Gardener Posted popular

Check out the latest edition of the Extension Gardener Newsletter Winter 2016! Congratulations and thank you to Managing Editor Shawn Banks, Regional Editors Randy Fulk, Donna Teasley and Sam Marshall and Katy MORE » – from   Extension Gardener

2015 NC State Poinsettia-Sale

Poinsettia Sale, Dec 10-12

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

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 »


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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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 »

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 »


NC Tree Identification

Trees of North Carolina Featuring Native and Naturalized trees of North Carolina. Includes images of bark, twigs, leaves, reproductive organs as well as distribution maps. — Beta Version, getting better every day. Created MORE »

Canterbury Bells

Some NC Farmers Stay Local

80% of the cut flowers sold in this country come from outside the US.  Its an industry that has a world wide value estimated at over $40 billion.  NC State Extension Master Gardener MORE »