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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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Container Gardening - 101

Are you interested in gardening, but don’t want to hassle with planning, tilling, and weeding? If so, container gardening …

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Planting Warm-Season Grasses

The arrival of March signals the start of warm weather and the onset of yard work. One daunting task …

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What the Heck Is That?!?!

As spring is beginning and the dogwoods and redbuds start to bloom, this tiny insect can be seen flying …

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Exploring Succulents

Are you tired of your traditional flower and vegetable gardens? Are you looking for something unique and interesting that …

Syrphid fly larvae

What the Heck Is That?!?!

This time of year, when temperatures are starting to increase and days are starting to lengthen, many insects are …

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January Impacts

This year has gotten off to a very soggy start, but that did not prevent your N.C. Cooperative Extension …