Online, Interactive Extension Gardener Handbook Now Has Videos

Posted On January 14, 2021— Written By

In partnership with Top Hat Monocle we have just released an online interactive version of the NC Extension Gardener Handbook along with instructor resources.

Wonderful Tools Available on Top Hat:

Everything in the handbook is available online

Components of Handbook

Embedded Instructor Resources (Quizzes, Reader’s Guide, Homework)

Reader's Guide

Roll over glossaryRollovver Glossary

All botanical names linked to Plant Toolbox

botanical names

Ability to highlight text


Images with Creative Commons licenses linked to their source with citation (they can be used in a variety of ways)

Image citations

Videos embedded in the text


Integrated Questions/Check your knowledge throughout the book

Sample Question

All in one solution
Summary of Top Hat components
Instructors have the ability to Edit EVERYTHING – Tailor the book to your specific region and the needs of your clients.
Additional resources available to instructors

  • Interactive Activities
  • Demonstrations
  • Slides
Published on Top Hat

VIDEO INTRODUCTION ( 1 hr) – Overview of the entire system

Links for Extension agents Interested in using the handbook to teach a course:

If you have questions contact or

If you're a North Carolina resident with a question about a topic on this site, your local N.C. Cooperative Extension office can help.

Contact your local county center.

Written By

Lucy Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lucy BradleyUrban Horticulture Professor and Extension Specialist Call Dr. Lucy E-mail Dr. Lucy Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Feb 5, 2021
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