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Now hiring . . . popular

  POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Project Coordinator     Organization: North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP) in collaboration with the North Carolina Public Health Foundation   Location: Home-based, with ability to travel throughout the state MORE » – from   Community Gardens

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 »


40 Gallon Challenge

Take the pledge to conserve water! Complete the survey to identify ways that you could save an additional 40 gallons of water each day.  There are indoor and outdoor strategies. Boost your county’s MORE »


NC Community Gardening Conference

NCCGP‘s 2016 conference was a hit! Subscribe to our LISTSERV and receive updates on Community Garden events including the next conference. NORTH CAROLINA COMMUNITY GARDENING CONFERENCE Sponsored by NC Community Garden Partners Time: Garden tour MORE » – from   Community Gardens


Community Gardening Handbook $10 plus shipping

Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook by Don Boekelheide & Lucy Bradley Now available from the NC Bookstore, $10 INCLUDES shipping!!! Web Based with a 74 page printable MORE »


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 »


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 »

Opossum in persimmon tree

Look Who Came to Breakfast!

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 »