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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.

Plants in front of garage

Winter Plant Garage Rotation

Looking back over the year, I have a hydrangea that has gotten overgrown. It now hangs down over the …

Blue Sea Holly at Core Sound Butterfly & Pollinator Garden

Gardens in Carteret County

Both native and non-native plants fill a variety of gardens throughout the county that are maintained by the Extension …

Raking leaves

Leaves: Rake or Mulch?

Lawns should be dormant by this time of the year or at least mostly dormant. I know mine hasn’t …

Winter Yard & Garden Workshop Flyer

Winter Yard & Garden Workshop

Winter Yard & Garden Workshop With Shawn Banks, Horticulture Agent & County Extension Director Tuesday, November 8th @5:30 Join us at the …

Autumn leaves on grass

Lawn Care and Falling Leaves

I’m not a big fan of overseeding the lawn with annual ryegrass. This is partly due to my not …

Pillbug

Bringing Houseplants Indoors

Any houseplants that have spent the summer months outdoors should be acclimated to less sunlight and prepared to be …

Newly harvested beets

Transition to a Fall Garden

My cucumber vines, squash plants and string beans have all finished producing for the year. The squash and the …