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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.

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Ground-Nesting Bees in Turf

Solitary ground-dwelling bees are active now, and you may find areas of your lawn with dozens of these small …

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Sinojackia rehderiana

Among the oldest landscape plantings at the Craven County Agricultural Building are two Sinojackia rehderiana (jacktree), obtained from the …

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Colorful Cross Sections

Identification of trees and shrubs may involve cutting through a twig or branch and inspecting the cut surface. For …

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Pest Management in Turf

Pest Management in Turf Workshop Craven County Agricultural Building May 13, 2020, from 10 a.m. to noon Call 633-1477 or email …

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Stilt Roots

To paraphrase a retired NC State University forestry professor who I worked with for a number of years, “Tree …

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High Tunnel Workshop

February 29, 2020 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch provided) Environmental Education Center Sneads Ferry, NC Cost: $5 Purchase tickets through …

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Reading Wood

Splits or cross-sectional cuts in tree trunks often reveal interesting markings in the wood. These markings might be caused …

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Plants for Pollinators

January is not too early to make plans for enhancing the value of your landscape and gardens for pollinators. …

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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 …