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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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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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hortJobs4U

@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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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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Coastal Planting Guide

Native Plants for
Coastal North Carolina Landscapes

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/ncsc/Coastal_Planting_Guide.pdf Funded by the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation and developed through a collaboration between the US Fish & Wildlife Service and researchers at the North Carolina State University Herbarium, as well as numerous partners, including the Beach Vitex Task Force, the North Carolina, Aquarium, and Sea Grant. To request a hard copy, please contact:Dale Suiter (USFWS) http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/ncsc/Coastal_Planting_Guide.pdf[/caption]

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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 »

Mosquitoes in Winter

A female Culex tarsalis, a species that overwinters as a diapausing adult.The following is a guest post from our mosquito ecologist Michael Reiskind. You can find more of his work here.Well, we finally …

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We're back! And a cold weather reminder

Happy New Year! The PDIC staff hope you and your plants thrive in good health in 2016.Now that cold weather has arrived, this is a reminder that samples shipped during the winter can …

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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 »

crates of apples

Apples from the ‘Seed’ to the Table

Friends of the Arboretum Lecture “Apples from the ‘Seed’ to the Table” Mike Parker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Horticultural Science Thursday, November 12, 2015 – 7:30 PM-9:00 PM Mike Parker is an MORE »

Strawberries

Growing Strawberries at Home popular

Check out this webinar recording on Growing Strawberries at Home. Features a horticulturist, and plant pathologist and an entomologist. Great Information, Great Images, Fast Paced but easy to follow. Full of recommendations for MORE »

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Low Maintenance LandscapingMon Feb 8, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr, Greensboro, NC 27410, United States
— 3 days away
Low Maintenance LandscapingTue Feb 9, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension 3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro
— 4 days away
Low Maintenance LandscapingThu Feb 11, 2016
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Bur-Mil Park (Wildlife Education Center), Morehead, NC, United States
— 6 days away
Low Maintenance LandscapingSun Feb 14, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Greensboro Arboretum, 401 Ashland Dr, Greensboro, NC 27403, United States
— 1 week 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
— 2 weeks 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
— 2 weeks away
Blueberry ProductionThu Feb 18, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Rockingham County Agricultural Center 525 NC 65 Reidsville, NC 27320
— 2 weeks 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
— 2 weeks away
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