Archive for the ‘Lawn and Garden’ Category

“In the Garden with Bryce Lane” enters 10th season

Simone Keith and Bryce Lane

“In the Garden with Bryce Lane,” an award-winning TV show from N.C. State University, kicks off its 10th season Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon on UNC-TV.

Extension Master Gardeners turn barren lot into peaceful park

Mountain Valley Park

What was a narrow, barren lot beside the Clay County administrative office building in downtown Hayesville is now a peaceful park, thanks to recent efforts of Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers. Their donated work saved the county more than $10,000.

Ask an Expert All Stars honored for service

Linda Brandon

Linda Brandon, Master Gardener volunteer coordinator for N.C. Cooperative Extension in Guilford County, is at her computer quite a bit, assisting county homeowners with home garden questions. Brandon was among five N.C. Cooperative Extension professionals recognized as Ask an Expert All Stars by Extension Information Technology for quick responses to client questions asked through Extension’s Ask an Expert widget over the past year.

App taps kids’ interest in technology to open door to gardening and the out of doors

Roo's Fabulous Edible Garden

A new electronic game from UNC-TV and North Carolina Cooperative Extension is designed to get kids interested in spending time outdoors growing their own fruits and vegetables.

Landscape professional field day

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Rain gardens, plant installation techniques, weed and insect management and more are on the agenda for N.C. State University’s Landscape Professional Field Day on May 16 at the JC Raulston Arboretum.

‘Almanac Gardener’ returns

Mike Gray

“Almanac Gardener,” a popular UNC-TV show featuring gardening experts from North Caroline Cooperative Extension, has entered its 29th season. Segments will highlight community gardening, rain gardens, water conservation, produce selection and preparation — and much more.

College Profile: Fred Yelverton

Dr. Fred Yelverton

Weed science specialist Fred Yelverton’s sphere of influence spans the globe but is most felt at home in North Carolina.

Container gardening guidance

Lettuce in container

A new publication from N.C. Cooperative Extension gives Piedmont gardeners guidance on growing fruits, herbs and vegetables in containers.

4,000+ Extension Master Gardeners help make N.C. a greener place

Darcey Martin and R.N. Harris Elementary School students.

With spring on its way, Extension Master Gardeners across the state are working in full gear, helping fellow gardeners – beginners and experts, young and old – enhance their landscapes, grow their own fruits and vegetables and learn about the science behind gardening.

Extension Master Gardener, Master Messenger

Over the past several years, Bob Kellam (right) has hired four N.C. State University horticultural science graduates, including Farm Manager Beau Wagoner (left), to help on his farm. “They get the benefit of some hands-on experience, and we get the benefit of what the latest research that's being taught in the classroom,” Kellam says. “So it’s cross-fertilization for us.”

Wake County grower practices on his farm what he preaches as N.C. Master Gardener Volunteer Association president.

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