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Storm Damage to Trees popular

Recent snow and ice storms have caused extensive damage to trees.  Consider hiring a certified arborist to help assess the damage and prune or remove trees. See NC Cooperative Extension publication How to Hire MORE »

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NCSU’s 16th Vermiculture Conference popular

NCSU’s 16th Vermiculture Conference August 10-11, 2015, Raleigh, NC LOCATION:  NC State University at the Hunt Library (ranked Second Most Amazing College Library in the U.S.A) WEBSITE:   http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference Currently contains information from last year’s conference MORE »

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Troubleshooting Strawberry Problems popular

Check out this wonderful tool for diagnosing problems with strawberry plants.  Check off symptoms that you have seen and narrow the list of potential causes.  A great tool for troubleshooting in the MORE »

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Support Native Pollinators popular

Identify Native Bees Attract them to you backyard Learn to build a bee house For more information see the Native Bees publication by Joel MORE »

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Plant Peas, Please popular

Temperatures may still be brisk but it is already time to start planning and planting your spring vegetable garden. Garden peas and their relatives, snow peas and sugar snaps, are among the earliest MORE » – from   Chatham County Center

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2015 Native Plant Conference

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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Dig In

AHA will host Dig In! again at Marbles Kids Museum on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Agenda and registration materials will be available in January. Plan to join us as we weave edible landscapes–community MORE » – from   Community Gardens

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All about Poinsettias

Everything you want to know about Poinsettias How to choose the right poinsettia for you? Decorating with poinsettias Growing poinsettias in the home/reflowering poinsettias Poinsettia history Poinsettias are not poisonous Poinsettia Open House, December MORE »

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an easy, fascinating, and natural way to recycle. Compost can be made from most MORE »

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Choosing and Using Edible Flowers

Enjoy the Flavor, Color, and Texture That Flowers Can Bring to Food. “Choosing and Using Edible Flowers” by Cyndi Lauderdale and Lucy Bradley is available on-line for free. Full of guidance on how MORE »

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National Children & Youth Garden Symposium

July 17-19, 2014 Columbus, OH Throughout the past 20 years, the National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS) has educated thousands of teachers who have, in turn, gone on to educate over a MORE »

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Mount Vernon Community Garden

“Wineka column: Vision for ‘edible landscape’ comes together at Mount Vernon Community Garden“, Article and Images in SalisburyPost.com Brenda Chunn <chunnwood@aol.com> shares a list of summer/fall activities such as: Canning Peaches which will end MORE » – from   Community Gardens

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Horticulture Science Summer Institute

Please pass on to young people who might be interested as well as teachers and parents.   Horticultural Science Summer Institute, July 6-11, 2014 High school-aged youth (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are invited to apply MORE »