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Gardening related programs available to the public.

40 Gallon Challenge
Strategies to reduce our region’s water use on average by 40 gallons per person, per day. The challenge began in 2011 as a voluntary campaign to increase water conservation.

Bee Keeping Education and Engagement System
Online resource for beekeepers at all levels. The system is entirely internet based and open to the public. The structure of the BEES network is broken into three ascending levels of difficulty (Beginner, Advanced, and Ambassador) and three general areas of content (honey bee biology, honey bee management, and the honey bee industry). No specialized equipment or prior experience necessary—just an internet connection, a standard web browser, and a desire to learn about bees!

Extension Master Gardener Program
Trained volunteers provide homeowners with unbiased, research based information and guide them in making environmentally sound decisions in their gardens, lawns and landscapes.

Plants, Pests and Pathogens
Free recording of two hour webinars brought to you by the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, and the Departments of Plant PathologyEntomology and Horticulture Science.

Getting Dirty in Your Garden with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
Radio/Podcast stories exploring gardening in our region, the intersection of horticulture and innovation, and the people who are leading the way. Tuesdays at 2 p.m. on WCOM Listen Live. Donate

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Lucy Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lucy BradleyUrban Horticulture Professor and Extension Specialist Call Dr. Lucy Email Dr. Lucy Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
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