Gardening is among our nation’s most popular pastimes, yielding fresh fruits and vegetables for the dinner table, a cleaner environment and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s gardening portal helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are instrumental in these efforts, sharing their knowledge of plant selection, cultural practices and pest management with fellow gardeners, school students and others.
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a pollinator conservation workshop and garden tour as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 AND Saturday May 16, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. Chatham County Cooperative Extension runs a popular Junior Chefs Cooking Camp every summer where kids ages 8-12 spend a week learning to prepare and cook food. There are four one-week MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
NC State’s Peach introduction ‘Contender’ receives 2014 American Society for Horticultural Science Outstanding Fruit Cultivar Award. Find out how ‘Contender’ received this prestigious award, then make plans to pick up award winning peaches MORE »– from Peach Growers Information
For the past several years, the NC Peach Growers Annual Meeting, always held the 4th Tuesday of January, has been kicked off with an Orchard Walk the Monday before. Dr. Mike Parker, North MORE »– from Peach Growers Information
North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a fruit tree pruning demonstration on Saturday February 21 from 10:00 am – noon at Howard’s Farm a few miles west of Pittsboro on Hwy 64. Annual training and MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Do you like mushrooms? If the answer is yes, here’s another question. Would like to grow mushrooms? If that answer is also yes, you’re in luck. The North Carolina Cooperative Extension is offering MORE »
Some growers who received the peach assessment reporting form earlier this December were understandably confused. The form seemed to indicate that assessment reporting – and payment – was due monthly, and there were MORE »– from Peach Growers Information