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Compost Bin

Food residuals make
up 21% of waste. Instead of throwing it way, compost it into a valuable amendment for your soil.

Image by Danny Lauderdale[/caption] Food scraps and yard debris comprise 28 percent of the solid waste generated in the United States (U.S. EPA, 2011). Many people are surprised that the largest category of waste being thrown away is food residuals--over 21 percent of the total! Instead of discarding food waste down sink drains or in the garbage, you can easily turn it into a valuable soil amendment for your landscape, garden and lawn. (Excerpt from the Extension Gardener Manual, Composting Chapter by Rhonda Sherman.) For more information see http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/topic/composting/backyard/

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Therapeutic
Horticulture

Therapeutic Hort Portal[/caption] Therapeutic Horticulture Portal Horticultural therapy is a dynamic intervention that uses nature-based activities to promote learning and healing.  This website was designed to serve participants and their families, volunteers interested in supporting programs, interns seeking professional certification as well as professionals and service providers interested in offering therapeutic horticulture opportunities.

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Harold Johnson

Award-Winning Radio
Show and Podcast from EMGVs

Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Harold Johnson is the radio show host of Getting Dirty in Your Garden.[/caption] Extension Master Gardener Volunteers produce an award-winning syndicated radio show and podcast. Our stories explore gardening in our region, the intersection of horticulture and innovation, and the people who are leading the way. Visit Our Site Donate to Support Our Program!

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@HortJobs4U

A twitter feed of Horticulture Job posting around the world.  Subscribe for regular updates or visit the website to check what's open now. @HortJobs4U

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Video-Gardening-With-Deer

New Video: Gardening When Deer Live Nearby

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

Outerbanks-Video

New Video on Gardening on The Outer Banks

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

DigIn-2016

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 »

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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Low Maintenance LandscapingSun Feb 14, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 2 days away
Totally Tomatoes - From Seed to SandwichesWed Feb 17, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
High Point Public Library, 901 N Main St, High Point, NC 27262, United States
— 5 days away
Totally Tomatoes - All About our Favorite FruitWed Feb 17, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 5 days away
Blueberry ProductionThu Feb 18, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Rockingham County Agricultural Center 525 NC 65 Reidsville, NC 27320
— 6 days away
Totally Tomatoes - All About our Favorite FruitSun Feb 21, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 1 week away
Beneficial Insects: It's a Bug-Eat-Bug WorldMon Feb 22, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 1 week away
Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation WorkshopTue Feb 23, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Rockingham County High School, 180 High School Rd, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 2 weeks away
Shiitake Mushroom Inoculation WorkshopTue Feb 23, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Rockingham County High School, 180 High School Rd, Reidsville, NC 27320, United States
— 2 weeks away
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