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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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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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Southeastern Vegetable Crops Handbook

Southeastern
Vegetable Crop Handbook

Southeastern Vegetable Crops Handbook[/caption] Everything you need to know to successfully grow vegetables in the Southeast including:  varieties, planting dates, fertilizer recommendations, cover crop selection, pesticide selection, grafting, postharvest handling, pest management and much more!

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ScreenPrintTherapeuticHortPortal

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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Extension Resource Catalog

The Extension
Resource Catalog

On-line database of NC State Extension Publications, Factsheets, Hard Copy Documents, Authoritative Sources and more.

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Searchable Database of Plants

Searchable Database
of Plants

Searchable Database of Plants[/caption] plants.ces.ncsu.edu  Identify the perfect plant for your yard!  Seach by height, light requirements, leaf color, flower color, ability to atract butterflies and song birds, and much more.

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Image by Liz Driscoll

Fun with Muscadines for the Whole Family popular

I hope that these recent weeks have found you enjoying the brimming bounty, the juicy delight, the healthful wonder of the muscadine grape! Whether you eat the seeds or spit them, or crunch MORE »

Plant Diagnostic Workshop Set for October 7, 2016

The Plant Disease and Insect Clinic (PDIC) will conduct a hands-on workshop in plant disease diagnosis for NCCE Area Specialized Agents and County Agents. Date: Friday, October 7, 2016Time: 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Place: …

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Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Butterflies in Your Backyard popular

New and improved and even better than before. “Butterflies in Your Backyard” has been updated and  re-released with a beautiful new cover.  Available for free online  (PDF version linked), it has wonderful information on North MORE »

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Second Saturday - Seed the Corridor - Raleigh, NCSat Oct 8, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Blount and Person Streets, from South Park through Downtown Raleigh and up to Mordecai
— 7 days away
Pollinator Garden TourWed Oct 12, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Pollinator Garden TourSat Oct 15, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
Pittsboro, NC
— 2 weeks away
Second Saturday - Seed the Corridor - Raleigh, NCSat Dec 10, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Blount and Person Streets, from South Park through Downtown Raleigh and up to Mordecai
— 2 months away
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
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Second Saturday - Seed the Corridor - Raleigh, NCSat Feb 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
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— 4 months away
Second Saturday - Seed the Corridor - Raleigh, NCSat Mar 11, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Blount and Person Streets, from South Park through Downtown Raleigh and up to Mordecai
— 5 months away
Second Saturday - Seed the Corridor - Raleigh, NCSat Apr 8, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
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— 6 months away
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