During his 32-year career, Bryce Lane led students on many national field trips and competitions, as well as international excursions, where he introduced students to world horticulture practices. Creating a fund to support travel opportunities for horticulture students seemed a natural choice as his parting gift to the Department of Horticultural Science when he retired.
As Professor Will Hooker, of horticultural science, prepared to retire, he led his students in one more experience of designing and building. They crafted an appropriately avian-themed sculpture as the swan song project under Hooker’s direction.
The April 28 Gala in the Garden, the annual garden party and fundraiser at JC Raulston Arboretum, came with cool temperatures and April showers, yet it was as magical and beautiful as ever. This year’s theme was “An Asian Reflection.”
Betty Moseley, a retired dietitian living in Oxford, thought that she knew all there was to know about saving money. So when her North Carolina Cooperative Extension agent suggested that she sign up for the “Get the Money Monkey Off Your Back!” class series, she was skeptical. But now, she’s saving what she calls “real money.”
N.C. State University’s Turfgrass Field Day will be held in Raleigh at the Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Research Lab, Aug. 14, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The field day is held once a year and offers the industry and general public a chance to view the Turfgrass Program’s ongoing research trials and speak directly with N.C. State faculty and staff.
National award-winning Ph.D. student Diane Silcox is developing biological solutions with economic savings for managing damage from the hunting billbug, a relatively new pest in North Carolina’s warm-season turf.
This summer’s tomato season got off to a slow start, with cooler spring temperatures and heavier-than-normal rainfall. But that didn’t stop tomato lovers from turning out for the fourth annual Great Tomato Festival in Greensboro, organized by N.C. Cooperative Extension in Guilford County and N.C. A&T State University.
A new garden calendar from N.C. State University’s urban horticulture program highlights events, tours, workshops and conferences for beginners and pros taking place at Cooperative Extension centers, gardens, arboretums and other sites throughout the state.
‘Wild Energies,’ a colorful bamboo sculpture created by landscape design students, included a hint of Saturday morning cartoon whimsy.
Brian DuMont describes the start of his company as the “perfect storm.” As a senior pursuing a degree in horticultural science at N.C. State in 1997, DuMont was assigned a class project about business ownership. He came up with a plan for a landscaping company and received one of his best grades ever.