LATEST NC COOPERATIVE EXTENSION NEWS

Betty Moseley
Garden ready!

Looking forward to the 2015 gardening season? Check out the NC State University Department of Horticultural Science's latest newsletter. It's packed with Cooperative Extension stories on topics such as January garden chores, soil sampling, selecting vegetable varieties and producing tree fruit: http://horticulture.wordpress.ncsu.edu/2015/01/



Dr. Gary Roberson
Steward of the Future: Gary Roberson

All-terrain wheelchairs, truck lifts and garden scooters are among the solutions the North Carolina AgrAbility partnership has designed to help disabled farmers remain productive. Extension specialist and associate professor Dr. Gary Roberson, of North Carolina State University, discusses the program and the impact of student design projects for these farmers.



Dr. Michael Walden is William Neal Reynolds professor of agricultural and resource economics at N.C. State University.
You Decide: How will jobs change?

Mike Walden explains why structural job change may be the source of job gains and losses in the future -- and reveals implications of further impact.



Redbud salad
Edible flowers: New guide for choosing and using flowers in food

Today there is a renewed interest in edible flowers for their taste, color and fragrance. But not all flowers are edible. For guidance on how to select, grow, harvest and preserve flowers for food use, check out this new North Carolina Cooperative Extension online publication, Choosing and Using Edible Flowers (PDF).



A stormwater pond constructed as part of the Currituck Goes Green initative
Currituck wins national honor for green initiative

Currituck County has won a national award for its efforts to maintain healthy coastal and ocean resources through a green initiative spearheaded in part by North Carolina Cooperative Extension.