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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Soil Testing

There will be a charge for soil testing this year at the NCDA&CS Agronomic Division between Nov. 27, 2013 and Mar. 30, 2014, so if possible, submit your soil samples prior to this time period.  The charge will be $4 per sample, payable by credit card or escrow account, between the hours of 6am-6pm. Gates will prevent after hours delivery. Soil sample test kits are available at the Cooperative Extension Wake County Center.  For more information on the soil testing process please call a Master Gardener Volunteer at (919) 250-1084 or visit NCDA&CS Agronomic Divisions website at http://www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/sthome.htm

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Subscribe to our
online Extension Gardener Newsletter!

Welcome to our online Extension Gardener Newsletter!   It has gardening tips, recent research, showstopper plants, and all kinds of interesting and timely information about home gardening in NC. You can subscribe to be notified when current newsletters become available online every other month. http://extensiongardener.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Master Gardener Phone Duty

Master Gardener
Volunteer

A Master Gardener Volunteer is available to answer your questions on home gardening, household pests and horticulture. Monday - Friday 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm (919) 250-1084 mgardener@wakegov.com

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The Energy Star Connect blog

Savings through Insulating

This week’s The Energy Star Current, EPA’s energy blog, addresses saving on energy costs with proper insulation.  After sealing your home for air leaks, it is important to have the right amount of MORE » – from   Home Energy Conservation

The Pillowcase Project for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades

The pillowcase Project was created by the American Red Cross, and implemented in New Orleans schools following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and soon became a preparedness education program for elementary school students nationwide. (see MORE »

Get your PYO Farm Listed in the News & Observer

Each spring the News & Observer runs a list of pick-your-own farms in the Triangle area (Wake, Orange, Durham, Chatham, Johnston, Franklin and Granville counties.) This year the list wil be published on April 23rd to MORE »

Spring Vegetable Gardening Workshop

Saturday, April 12, 2014 Arrive 8:45;  class 9 AM – 12 Noon REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  call 919-250-1100 Come learn all the basics of vegetable gardening:  site selection, soil preparation, planting seeds and transplants, organic MORE »

Spring pruning demonstration at Lake Crabtree!

Wake County Extension Master Gardeners will hold a spring pruning demonstration workshop at their Lake Crabtree Waterise Garden on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 1-3 pm. Wondering how to prune or cut back MORE »

ServSafe for Food Service Establishments

ServSafe A Certification Course for Food Service Establishments Who Should Attend? This is a comprehensive program for food service managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, child care facilities, and other MORE »

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Horse Council MeetingMon Aug 11, 2014
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— 3 months away
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