Posts Tagged ‘horticulture’

JCRA celebrates special anniversary, new Lath House, leadership award

Touring the newly dedicated Lath House, Dr. Richard Linton (right), CALS dean, hears from JCRA donor Chuck Friedrich about the renovation of the facility.

New College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Dean Richard H. Linton joined the festivities Sept. 21 as more than 200 gardening enthusiasts and supporters of the JC Raulston Arboretum gathered for an evening of special arboretum celebrations.

Butterfly bushes, redbud recognized

picture of Dr. Dennis Werner and Ruby Falls, the weeping redbud Werner Developed

New types of butterfly bushes and redbuds developed by a North Carolina State University plant breeder are attracting attention around the world.

Inaugural Horticultural Science Summer Institute is an activity-packed success

In a class at the Horticulture Field Lab, HSSI campers explore the layering effects of water movement and organic matter incorporation in rain gardens.

This summer, 15 high-school sophomores and juniors found out what it’s like to study horticultural science at N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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.

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