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Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Thu Jul 30, 2015 Today Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 4 hours ago

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Fri Jul 31, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 20 hours away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sat Aug 1, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sun Aug 2, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 3 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Mon Aug 3, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 4 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Bats for Pest Control Workshop Mon Aug 3, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Silk Hope, NC
— 5 days away

The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Protecting and Enhancing Bat Populations to Help with Pest Control on the Farm from 7:00-9:30 pm on Monday August 3 at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope, NC. The workshop will be taught by UNC-Greensboro biologist and bat expert Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell.

There are approximately 11 species of bats in the piedmont region of North Carolina and all of them eat insects, including mosquitoes and many important agricultural pests like corn earworms, stink bugs, cucumber beetles, planthoppers, and much more. Pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a year, and this is a conservative estimate. A large colony of big brown bats (Eptesicus fuscus) can eat 18 million corn rootworms each summer, while a single evening bat (Nycticeius humeralis) can consume over 20,000 insects annually.

AGENDA:

Bats in your Backyard: Biology, Ecology, and Relevance to Farmers and Agriculture
- Bats as fascinating mammals
- Resources that bats need for survival
- Bats as insect consumers in piedmont food webs
- Specific species on piedmont farms
- Ways to attract bats to your farm or garden
- Threats to piedmont bats
- What you can do for bat conservation

Q&A Session

On-Site Bat Observation Session with Bat Detectors (weather permitting)

Advance registration is required by July 29. To register go to http://go.ncsu.edu/bat-workshop

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Tue Aug 4, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 5 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Wed Aug 5, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 6 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Thu Aug 6, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 7 days away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Fri Aug 7, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 1 week away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sat Aug 8, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 1 week away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sun Aug 9, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 1 week away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Mon Aug 10, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference Mon Aug 10, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 2 weeks away

NCSU's 16th Vermiculture Conference
August 10-11, 2015
Hunt Library, which is ranked #2 in '10 of the Most Amazing College Libraries in the U.S.A.'

Conference website at http://www.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference.
Information about the 2015 conference will be added as it becomes available.

Last year, 120 people from 24 U.S. states and 8 countries participated in this unique event.

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Tue Aug 11, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening NCSU 16th Annual Vermiculture Conference Tue Aug 11, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension James B. Hunt Jr. Library, 1070 Partners Way, Raleigh, NC 27606, United States
— 2 weeks away

NCSU's 16th Vermiculture Conference
August 10-11, 2015
Hunt Library, which is ranked #2 in '10 of the Most Amazing College Libraries in the U.S.A.'

Conference website at http://www.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference.
Information about the 2015 conference will be added as it becomes available.

Last year, 120 people from 24 U.S. states and 8 countries participated in this unique event.

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Wed Aug 12, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Pollinator Garden Tour Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 2 weeks away

Wednesday August 12 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects.No registration is required…just meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace at 5:30 pm, rain or shine! The garden is at 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312. For more information about the garden, visit the Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Thu Aug 13, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Fri Aug 14, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sat Aug 15, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening Dig It! The Secrets of Soil at the Museum of Natural Sciences Sun Aug 16, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
— 2 weeks away

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

May 16–August 16, 2015

The Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601


There are more living creatures in a shovelful of rich soil than there are people on the planet. Yet, more is known about the far side of the moon than about soil. Dig It! reveals the complex world of soil and how this underfoot ecosystem supports nearly every form of life on Earth. Developed in conjunction with the Soil Science Society of America and Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, this exhibition includes interactive displays, hands-on models and 54 soil monoliths representing each U.S. state, territory and Washington, D.C. Exclusive bonus elements highlight North Carolina agriculture, pottery and research projects from our Museum.

Exhibition Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
Sunday: noon-5pm (last entry at 4pm)
First Fridays: 10am-8pm (last entry at 7pm)

Generous support from BASF, the Soil Science Society of America, and other NC donors enables free entry to this exhibition.

More Information
http://naturalsciences.org/about-us/news/dig-it-secrets-soil-explores-world-beneath-your-feet-opens-may-16
https://www.soils.org/discover-soils/dig-it

Gardening 8th Annual Paw Paw Festival Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 1450 Fairchild Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105, USA
— 4 weeks away

The 8th annual NC pawpaw festival will be held Sat. August the 29th from 10-1 at the Forsyth county agriculture building in Winston-Salem. This is 1450 Fairchild rd and is a free event. Food will be available made with pawpaw as long as it lasts and lectures will be given on everything pawpaw from folklore to commercializing the fruit in NC. Tours will be given of the extension office pawpaw orchard and fruit, seed, and trees will be available for purchasing. For more info please contact Derek Morris or Mary Jac Brennan at 336 703-2850.

Gardening Pollinator Garden Tour Wed Sep 9, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 1 month away

Wednesday September 9 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects.No registration is required…just meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace at 5:30 pm, rain or shine! The garden is at 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312. For more information about the garden, visit the Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden

Gardening The Great NC Tree Conference, Greensboro, NC Thu Sep 17, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States
— 2 months away

Conference Website: http://ncufc.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=51682ee1feab41e9f1f91ba4c&id=4577959f14&e=d5b1223d4b

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The 8th Annual NC Urban Forestry Conference is coming your way. This year we have Dr. Ed Gilman from the University of Florida as the keynote speaker. Dr. Gilman wrote “Illustrated Guide to Pruning” and has published more than 120 scientific peer reviewed journal articles on roots and pruning trees in his 30 years in academia and industry. He will take us back to the basics of tree care.

Join us on the 18th for the first ever Field Day in which Dr. Gilman will demonstrate the different pruning practices with climbers in the tree. We will also have other demonstration stations for you to get hands-on, live experience with other topics such as root excavation, urban wood use, nursery stock selection, proper planting, and the Asplundh Volts Wagon.

ISA, SAF, pesticide, AICP, and landscape architect credits have been applied for and will be made available. We will update the conference website with the approved credits.

Register Now to take advantage of the reduced registration fees!

Conference Hotel Information:
Greensboro Marriott Downtown
Start date: 9/18/15 End date: 9/20/15
Last day to book: 8/17/15

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Greensboro Marriott Downtown for 139.00 USD per night
Book your group rate for North Carolina Urban Forest Council


Gardening The Great NC Tree Conference, Greensboro, NC Fri Sep 18, 2015 Where:
NC Cooperative Extension Greensboro Marriott Downtown, 304 North Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27401, United States
— 2 months away

Conference Website: http://ncufc.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=51682ee1feab41e9f1f91ba4c&id=4577959f14&e=d5b1223d4b

Register Now: http://ncufc.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=51682ee1feab41e9f1f91ba4c&id=bec51e6e6f&e=d5b1223d4b

The 8th Annual NC Urban Forestry Conference is coming your way. This year we have Dr. Ed Gilman from the University of Florida as the keynote speaker. Dr. Gilman wrote “Illustrated Guide to Pruning” and has published more than 120 scientific peer reviewed journal articles on roots and pruning trees in his 30 years in academia and industry. He will take us back to the basics of tree care.

Join us on the 18th for the first ever Field Day in which Dr. Gilman will demonstrate the different pruning practices with climbers in the tree. We will also have other demonstration stations for you to get hands-on, live experience with other topics such as root excavation, urban wood use, nursery stock selection, proper planting, and the Asplundh Volts Wagon.

ISA, SAF, pesticide, AICP, and landscape architect credits have been applied for and will be made available. We will update the conference website with the approved credits.

Register Now to take advantage of the reduced registration fees!

Conference Hotel Information:
Greensboro Marriott Downtown
Start date: 9/18/15 End date: 9/20/15
Last day to book: 8/17/15

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Greensboro Marriott Downtown for 139.00 USD per night
Book your group rate for North Carolina Urban Forest Council


Gardening 13th Annual Natural Learning Initiative Design Institute, Raleigh, NC Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, United States
— 3 months away

13th Annual Design Institute: The Whole Child in Nature
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Designing and programming children’s outdoor environments for play, learning, and well-being.

Join us and see how naturalized outdoor environments offer children opportunities to engage with the natural world (plants, animals, rocks, air, water, weather phenomena) through self-motivated free play and learning experiences.

To learn more details about the 13th Annual Design Institute, visit the NLI website. Confirmed speakers and Institute Hotel details are available.

October 21 - 22, 2015
New Location for 2015:
NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC

Register Here: http://naturalearning.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1a5eb3907fb4f4a559a01e360&id=80eba1d651&e=add7a69d2b

Sponsored by the Natural Learning Initiative
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Gardening Pollinator Garden Tour Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
— 3 months away

Wednesday October 21 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, flower flies, hummingbirds, beetles, and other beneficial insects.No registration is required…just meet on the sidewalk in front of Chatham Marketplace at 5:30 pm, rain or shine! The garden is at 480 Hillsboro St. Pittsboro, NC 27312. For more information about the garden, visit the Growing Small Farms website at http://go.ncsu.edu/pollinator-garden

Gardening 13th Annual Natural Learning Initiative Design Institute, Raleigh, NC Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, United States
— 3 months away

13th Annual Design Institute: The Whole Child in Nature
http://naturalearning.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1a5eb3907fb4f4a559a01e360&id=00a5a34e1d&e=add7a69d2b

Designing and programming children’s outdoor environments for play, learning, and well-being.

Join us and see how naturalized outdoor environments offer children opportunities to engage with the natural world (plants, animals, rocks, air, water, weather phenomena) through self-motivated free play and learning experiences.

To learn more details about the 13th Annual Design Institute, visit the NLI website. Confirmed speakers and Institute Hotel details are available.

October 21 - 22, 2015
New Location for 2015:
NC Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC

Register Here: http://naturalearning.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=1a5eb3907fb4f4a559a01e360&id=80eba1d651&e=add7a69d2b

Sponsored by the Natural Learning Initiative
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