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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.

Sample soil test report for Centipede Lawn

Reading a Soil Test Report

Many times we get calls from people asking for help reading, or interpreting, the soil test report that comes …

Lawn & Garden Soil Sample Box Used to Take a Soil Sample

Taking a Soil Sample

It’s October, which means the weather should be cooling down and time to plant trees and shrubs is right …

Photo by Tom Glasgow shows a venus flytrap, butterwort, parrot pitcher plant and sundews growing in the same small area. The sundews are a little harder to see, but they're in the bottom of the photo, slightly to the left of center. This would be early to mid May; the butterworts flower before the flytraps.

Native Plants Week

Hey everyone, I found out late on Monday that Governor Roy Cooper has signed a proclamation making this week …

Painted Rain Barrel with Fish

Rain Barrels!

Rain barrels are currently available at the Onslow office of N.C. Cooperative Extension. These roughly 50-gallon food-grade rain barrels come …

Photo of Linda Jendro in Savini Tartufi, Italy with Savini family member and one of their truffle dogs.

Tuscan Truffle Hunting

My husband and I were fortunate to travel to Italy in late April. We enrolled in Tuscana Saporita Cooking …