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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.

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Winter in the Pocosin

Winter is the most comfortable time of the year to explore pocosins in the Croatan National Forest and elsewhere. …

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BEES Academy March 3-4, 2020

If you are interested in learning more about beekeeping at an intermediate level or want to prep for the …

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Clumping Bamboos

For Eastern NC, the “list” of well-adapted clumping bamboos seems to be limited to cultivars within Bambusa multiplex. Otherwise, …

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Eastern Arborvitae in Craven County

We’ve received a lot of e-mails and calls regarding arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis) over the past year, and I’ve also …

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Amazing Pocosin Plants

The pocosins and adjacent pine savannahs of Craven and Carteret Counties never seem to run out of unique and beautiful …

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Loblolly Pine or Shortleaf Pine?

Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) may sometimes be confused with shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata), but a comparison of foliage and …

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Fruit Rot on Eggplant

The NC Plant Disease and Insect Clinic recently diagnosed the fruit rot on this eggplant as Phomopsis blight; Fruit …