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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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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


Sign up for the
Brunswick Gardener

Need home-gardening advice and tips for growing better plants in Brunswick County?  Sign up for The Brunswick Gardener and receive an electronic copy of our quarterly newsletter.  This is a free publication from North Carolina Cooperative Extension and will cover a wide variety of gardening-related topics, written by extension staff and extension master gardeners. To join the listserv, send an e-mail to sam_marshall@ncsu.edu with “signup for brunswickhomehort” as the subject.  You will be added and will receive the first edition this Friday, June 28th.

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Heat Index Information Online! popular

In their June 24 blog post, the NC State Climate Office (SCO) discusses the history of the heat index and how it is calculated.  Basically, the heat index is a way to determine how warm MORE » – from   Onslow County Center

ServSafe Training

ServSafe is the food safety course created by the National Restaurant Association. The next course will begin on October 6, 2014. It will be held three consecutive Mondays (October 6, 13, 20) from MORE »


Wild Columbine for the Home Garden

The best college job I ever had was the summer I worked in the Cherokee National Forest, walking through remote woods and cataloguing native and invasive plants of Eastern Tennessee. I remember one MORE »


Parasitic Wasps: A Gardener’s Best Friend

Invisible to the naked eye, harmless to humans, and a natural enemy of pest insects, parasitic wasps roam the landscape, looking for an unsuspecting host in which to lay eggs. While these parasitic MORE »

Check it out!! Summer Fun Sign Up is open!

“There’s No Place Like Brunswick County 4-H” Summer Fun Enrichment Opportunities View list of 2014 Brunswick County 4-H Camps, descriptions, prices, and ages. Then go to this sign up form http://goo.gl/LwSfCM to sign MORE »

4-H Summer Camp Sign-ups – Coming Soon! popular

4-H members enjoying Summer Fun 2013 It’s almost time to register Brunswick County youth for 4-H Summer Fun Enrichment Programs! We are offering the following camps this summer: Age Date Camp Name Description MORE »

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