North Carolina’s quality of life and its economy depend on a strong natural resource base, including clean water, fertile soils and healthy air. To help the public understand complex issues related to environmental quality and to meet changing regulations, North Carolina Cooperative Extension offers a range of educational programs covering soil improvement and conservation, waste management, water quality and more.
An in depth look at how to effectively use cover crops in vegetable gardens, this 19 page document by Dr. Megan M. Gregory is free to download. More information on using cover crops MORE »– from Gardening
Learn to make and sell vermicompost. Understand the benefits of vermicompost to plants and soil. Check out the agenda and speakers Find out why one of our speakers was featured on TV’s Blue Collar Millionaire MORE »– from Gardening
Take the pledge to conserve water! Complete the survey to identify ways that you could save an additional 40 gallons of water each day. There are indoor and outdoor strategies. Boost your county’s MORE »– from Gardening
The NCSU Department of Horticultural Science has launched a quarterly on-line Newsletter Subscribe to see great horticulture images, learn about faculty and staff, find out about the latest research, extension and teaching as well MORE »– from Gardening
Extension Master Gardeners Bob Kellam and Susan Wyatt have generously donated their 58 acre urban farm to Raleigh’s city of Oaks Foundation. It will become a nature preserve, environmental education center and sustainable MORE »– from Gardening
Newsarticle Cyndi Lauderdale, Hort. Extension Agent May 3, 2011 Wilson Cooperative Extension Challenges Wilsonians to Save 40 Gallons of Water Each Day To encourage residents to adopt water-saving habits, North Carolina Cooperative MORE »
Winter Newsletter 2006-2007 Tax Time: Got Tax Credits? The 2005 Energy Policy Act qualifies homeowners for a tax credit that encourages energy-efficient improvements to a home’s exterior (windows, doors, insulation) and to its heating, MORE »