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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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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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Hort Science Newsletter

Hort Science
Newsletter

Hort Science Newsletter[/caption] The NCSU Department of Horticultural Science has launched a quarterly on-line Newsletter Subscribe to see great horticulture images, learn about faculty and staff, find out about the latest research, extension and teaching as well as upcoming events.

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February Tips for the
Gardener - 8 minute video featuring Linda Blue

Check out this 8 minute video on what to do in the garden in February. Featuring Linda Blue

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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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Extension Master
Gardeners

Since 1979 North Carolina Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers have been guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their gardens, lawns and landscapes. Extension Master Gardener volunteers work with NC Cooperative Extension to provide gardeners with unbiased, research based information on gardens, lawns and landscapes. Under the guidance of Extension agents, volunteers complete a 40 hour training program, pass an examination, and complete a 40 hour internship. To remain active in the program volunteers must log a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service and 12 hours of continuing education each year. Seventy three counties offer the Extension Master Gardener program and there are currently over 4,000 active Extension Master Gardener volunteers.   Go to NCEMGV.org for information on how EMGVs can help you, how you can become and NC EMGV, and how you can support the program.

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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 »

Outerbanks-Video

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 »

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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EVENTS View All
Low Maintenance LandscapingSun Feb 14, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— Tomorrow
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
— 4 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
— 4 days away
Blueberry ProductionThu Feb 18, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Rockingham County Agricultural Center 525 NC 65 Reidsville, NC 27320
— 5 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
— 1 week 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
— 1 week away
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