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Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers

Since 1979, North Carolina Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteers (EMGVs) have been leaders in this internationally acclaimed program, guiding homeowners in making environmentally sound decisions in their landscapes. Trained by North Carolina State University faculty and staff, EMGVs provide research-based information about gardening and environmental stewardship to individuals and communities across the state. EMGVs engage the community through education and outreach on a wide variety of subjects and through a broad spectrum of projects, all designed to maximize their impact.

Cancel These Plants!

Check out the latest episode of The Down & Dirty Plant Podcast. The Plodcast Team examines a 1931 wholesale nursery …

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The Nandina Problem

Nandina (Nandina domestica) has been known for some time to be an invasive non-native plant capable of displacing native …

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Conifers With Scale-Like Leaves: What Makes a Leaf?

Japanese falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera), Arizona cypress (Hesperocyparis arizonica), eastern arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis), and Leyland cypress (X Hesperotropsis leylandii) are examples of …