Posts Tagged ‘lawn and garden’

Can-do spirit lands Yard-Nique founder on TBJ ’40 Under 40′ list

Brian DuMont and his Yard-Nique staff

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.

TV show nominated for two regional EMMYs

Simone Keith and Bryce Lane

N.C. State University’s television show, In the Garden with Bryce Lane, has been nominated for two regional EMMY® Awards. This is the third straight year of nominations for the show and brings the total number of the show’s Emmy nominations to five.

City of Raleigh honors JC Raulston Arboretum

Raleigh City Councilman Russ Stephenson (left) presents the Sir Walter Raleigh Award to Dr. Ted Bilderback, JCRA director.

The JC Raulston Arboretum at N.C. State University has been recognized for its outstanding appearance by the City of Raleigh. The arboretum received a 2012 Sir Walter Raleigh Award in the category of Maintained Outstanding Appearance. Awards in this category are for projects that are more than five years old and have consistently maintained a high quality appearance contributing to Raleigh’s image.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

Cabarrus Master Gardeners welcome spring with a festival of earthly delights

Plant and Herb Festival

In Cabarrus County, nothing heralds spring like the Plant and Herb Festival that Master Gardeners hold each year at the Piedmont Farmers Market in Concord. More than 70 vendors and 4,000 visitors are expected at this year’s event, which takes place Saturday April 14.

Right as rain

Rain garden installation

When it comes to lessening the effects of water pollution, residential and commercial rain gardens are becoming increasingly popular in North Carolina, thanks in large part to N.C. State University and its Cooperative Extension Service.

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