Posts Tagged ‘gardens and lawns’

Nursery collaborates with N.C. State to solve production challenges

Jill and John Hoffman

From its greenhouses and farm in Rougemont, Hoffman Nursery sells ornamental and native grass liners — or starter plants — wholesale to customers all across the United States and Canada. But when the company’s owners need solutions to production problems, they frequently look much closer to home — to the agricultural research and Extension experts at N.C. State University.

Cooperative Extension helps Currituck ‘go green’ with new garden and improved storm-water ponds

An improved storm-water pond provides a scenic focal point at Extension’s Currituck County center.

N.C. Cooperative Extension is incorporating environment-protecting practices on the site of its 3-year-old center in Currituck County.

‘In the Garden’ wins regional EMMY®

In the Garden crew wins Emmy

The N.C. State University-produced show In the Garden with Bryce Lane has won a regional EMMY® Award. The production team received the award in Nashville, Tenn., at the 25th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy® Awards.

New garden book available

The Successful Gardener Guide

Eleven years ago, North Carolina Cooperative Extension launched the newsletter Extension’s Successful Gardener to address the high demand for gardening information across the state. Founding editor Leah Chester-Davis has joined with team member, Extension agent and acclaimed garden-book author Toby Bost to produce a book with some of the newsletter’s best material.

Turfgrass Short Course is Feb. 14-18

The annual North Carolina Turfgrass Short Course is Feb. 14-18 at the JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

Extension Gardener now online

Plants with silvery leaves and pale blooms can make your garden glow on winter nights. Find out more about “Plants That Shine After Dark” in the winter issue of Extension Gardener e-newsletter.

In the Garden with Bryce Lane nominated for award

Bryce Lane

The N.C. State University-produced show In the Garden with Bryce Lane has been nominated for a regional EMMY® Award. Bryce Lane, host and instructor in N.C. State’s Horticultural Science Department, brings more than 28 years of teaching experience to television.

First-of-its-kind book by Horticultural Science faculty members wins national award

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Dr. Helen Kraus and Anne Spafford have won the Gold Award for Best Technical Gardening Book, given by the Garden Writers Association for their book ‘Rain Gardening in the South.’

Landscape design students bring bamboo art – and a surfing chicken — to State Fair

"Chicken of the Sea"

The flower and gardens area of the N.C. State Fair is the go-to oasis for fairgoers seeking a break from the crowds, noise and food-based-on-a-dare. It is now also the site of the latest creation of students in Prof. Will Hooker’s small-scale landscape design studio.

Vermicomposting is subject of CALS State Fair exhibit

volunteers at state fair booth

Visitors to the N.C. State Fair’s Green NC exhibit can learn how to start a home worm bin at a booth created by N.C. State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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