As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
The recordings for the March 24, 2015 – Plants, Pests and Pathogens webinar have been posted: Recording, Audio-MP3, MP4 This two hour, interactive webinar focused on Plant Problem Diagnosis for Woody Ornamentals in Winter. The program is MORE »– from Gardening
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP) has scheduled SNAP EBT Farmers Market sign-up events in Fayetteville for April 22, Louisburg MORE »– from Local Food
Identify plants you can add to your garden to attract and support pollinators. Below is a description quoted directly from the Pollinator Partnership website about their free, regionally specific App BeeSmart “With the Bee Smart™ MORE »– from Gardening
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
Recent snow and ice storms have caused extensive damage to trees. Consider hiring a certified arborist to help assess the damage and prune or remove trees. See NC Cooperative Extension publication How to Hire MORE »– from Gardening
NCSU’s 16th Vermiculture Conference August 10-11, 2015, Raleigh, NC LOCATION: NC State University at the Hunt Library (ranked Second Most Amazing College Library in the U.S.A) WEBSITE: http://www.bae.ncsu.edu/workshops/worm_conference Currently contains information from last year’s conference MORE »– from Gardening