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Featured Programs

40-Gallon-Challenge-graphic 40 Gallon Challenge

  • Strategies to reduce our region’s water use on average by 40 gallons per person, per day. The challenge began in 2011 as a voluntary campaign to increase water conservation.
Almanac Gardener logo Almanac Gardener:

  • Archive of weekly, one half hour, gardening show on UNC TV chock full of gardening tips, techniques and insights for ornamental landscapes, vegetable & flower gardening, water conservation, beneficial bugs and much more!
bee keepers Bee Keeper Education and Engagement System

  • Online resource for beekeepers at all levels. Beginner, Advanced, and Ambassador level training in honey bee biology, honey bee management, and the honey bee industry. No specialized equipment or prior experience necessary.
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Multiple covers of Extension Gardener Extension Gardener

  • Quarterly newsletters focused on the North Carolina coastal plain, mountains, and piedmont. Articles are written by horticultural experts with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.
Extension Master gardener Program Logo Extension Master Gardenersm Program

  • Since 1979 North Carolina Master Gardenersm Volunteers have been guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their gardens, lawns and landscapes.
Food Safety Handbook Food Safety in the Garden

  • Specific strategies for protecting food safety in school and community gardens.
Going Native website Going Native: Urban Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants

  • See why landscaping with native plants is better for wildlife and for the environment. Find out about the problems caused by invasive, exotic plants. Discover the native plants you can use as alternatives to exotic plants. Create your own native plant landscape that’s attractive to wildlife and people with our step-by-step guide that helps you choose the right plants for your landscape.
In The Garden Logo In the Garden with Bryce Lane

  • Emmy® award-winning half-hour home horticulture show offers practical tips on how to grow plants and home landscaping techniques to make the home landscape look great without spending a lot of time or money on it. In the Garden also showcases some of the most beautiful and unique gardens in North Carolina, the Southeast and beyond.


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International Travel with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers

  • NC State Extension Master Gardener Service-Learning, Educational Travel-Study Adventures Around the World experiencing plants, insects, animals, ecology, biodiversity, geography, history, and horticulture production.
JCRA sign JC Raulston Arboretum

  • Nationally acclaimed research and teaching garden with the most diverse collection of cold hardy temperate zone plants in the southeastern United States. JCRA focuses on the evaluation, selection and display of plant material gathered from around the world. Plants especially adapted to Piedmont North Carolina conditions are identified in an effort to find better plants for southern landscapes.
Horticultural courses screen shot image Online, Non-Credit, Plant Identification Courses

  • Asynchronous, fully online, self-paced, non-credit courses. You may participate anywhere that you have access to the internet. The course resources are available 24/7 for the entire 6 weeks of the class and for 6 months after the course ends. There are no required presentations or any set times that you will need to meet online.
Home page for Plant Toolbox Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox: Search by Botanical Name, Common Name, or Plant Characteristics. Ht
aphids Plants, Pests and Pathogens:

  • This Free Two Hour Interactive Webinar is brought to you by the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, and the Departments of Plant Pathology, Entomology and Horticultural Science. Broadcast live as an in-service training for Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and Horticulture Agents. Links to Log-in information for the live webinars are available on the password protected NC EMGV Intranet. Schedules, speaker profiles and links to recordings are available to the public.
publication cover Publications: Research based information on gardens lawns and landscapes

microphones Radio: Our stories explore gardening in our region, the intersection of horticulture and innovation, and the people who are leading the way.
TV Radio schedule Television, Radio and Newspaper: Programs and columns done by Extension Volunteers and Professionals across the state.
TurfFiles web site Turf, Lawn, Grass: Identification, Insect, Disease and Weed Management, Troubleshooting
Grow For It website Youth Gardening: