Posts Tagged ‘horticulture’

Hops events educate growers on new specialty crop

hops bines

As North Carolina’s craft beer industry grows, so does interest in locally produced hops. Two upcoming events in Asheville and Raleigh will offer information on growing this new specialty crop in North Carolina

JCRA’s 2012 Gala in the Garden is a red, white and green celebration

Event chair Charlie Kidder walks through Gala in the Garden site at JC Raulston Arboretum just prior to the arrivals of more than 500 guests.

The annual garden party and fund-raising event doubled as a birthday party for N.C. State.

Landscape design students’ bamboo creation adds whimsy to sustainable farm

The landscape design studio group installed "Pond Promenade" at the South Carolina farm during spring break.

The latest project, a bamboo weathervane called “Pond Promenade,” depicts an 8-foot orange fish that appears to be jumping to catch a dragonfly with a wingspan of 11 feet.

CALS grad leads People’s Garden program

Picture of Livia Marques

CALS grad Livia Marques leads the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s popular and growing People’s Garden Program.

Students’ State Fair garden earns Commissioner’s Award

State Fair garden

What started as a learning opportunity for a landscape class at N.C. State University resulted in some new, permanent landscape features for the State Fair’s garden area. The effort also received the Commissioner’s Award for the fair’s garden area this year.

CALS researcher investigates improved shelf quality for brambles

Penelope Perkins-Veazie

No matter how fruits and vegetables are filled with health-promoting and disease-fighting nutrients, they have to make it to market with their nutritional value intact, free of microbial contamination, and looking, smelling, and tasting great. This is the challenge of postharvest physiologist Penelope Perkins-Veazie.

‘In the Garden with Bryce Lane’ begins ninth season

Bryce Lane

In its ninth season, “In the Garden” brings more of its Emmy® Award-winning wisdom from seasoned N.C. State horticultural science instructor Bryce Lane.

Produce grown in flooded gardens poses food safety risks

Flooded garden

Produce grown in gardens that were submerged by floodwaters during or after Hurricane Irene can pose a health risk. A new food safety info sheet from North Carolina Extension explains the risks and what you can do to avoid getting sick.

Master Gardeners offer custom license plate

N.C. Master Gardeners Volunteer Association and N.C. State University have partnered to develop a North Carolina Master Gardener license plate. Legislation approving the new custom license plate was approved this summer by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Bev Perdue.

Container gardening in the piedmont is topic of new publication

Container gardening

You can grow and harvest vegetables, fruits, and herbs in the piedmont of North Carolina practically year-round. A new Cooperative Extension calendar shows you how.

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