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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]

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 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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— 2 weeks away
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
North Carolina Museum of Art, 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, United States
— 2 weeks away
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
480 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312, USA
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Where:
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