Food

Enjoying the Season

Plants help us celebrate the holidays. Find out if a live Christmas tree is right for you, learn about the development of new poinsettias, and how to add color to your winter garden.  We’ll also find out how to keep… Read More ›

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Conference

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association is holding its sustainable agriculture conference in Durham, NC on Nov 6-8.  The conference isn’t just for farmers. Gardeners, foodies, and anyone interested in the food we grow and eat will find there’s lots to learn… Read More ›

Hello Fall

Fall brings changes to our gardens.  Learn what you need to be doing with your lawn and ideas for planting trees.  A cautionary tale might prevent plant loss, meet a farmer, and Charles Murphy takes us on a visit to… Read More ›

Fantastic Figs are in Your Future this Fall

NOTE: Amy Hill knows figs are the fruit I’ve been waiting to grow. After previewing her fig story I was tempted, but then Amy sent me some of her super yummy fig recipes and I was off to the garden… Read More ›

Time to Plant Strawberries

Ever wonder why strawberries show up in the store before they are ready in your garden?  Dr. Barclay Poling explains the techniques professionals use and how you can apply their strategies to your home garden.  Start now and follow his… Read More ›

Last Days of Summer

Sumer will soon draw to a close and now is a good time to begin planting your fall garden.  Learn how to add wildflowers and figs to your landscape.  We’ll also take you on a tour of a couple of… Read More ›

A Second Season Sowing

August is a good time to get a second crop of vegetables into the ground.  With a bit of planning you can enjoy vegetables well into the fall months.  Amy Hill brings us some timely tips on getting the most… Read More ›

Visit the Charlotte Brody Garden

Last year Duke Gardens placed #4 on a list of the 50 Most Stunning University Gardens and Arboretums. One of the newest additions to the gardens is the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden which focuses on sustainable, organic food production.  Charles… Read More ›

Lose Your Job, Become Extinct

The future of farming looks different than you might imagine.  Lise Jenkins discovered its more urban, innovative, and vibrant than she expected.  She found a unique program in Chatham county that brings together the Livestock Conservancy, 4-H, the United Way, farmers,… Read More ›

Art in Bloom

On March 19-22 the NC Museum of Art will host its inaugural festival of art and flowers.  This event brings together the museum’s collection, nearly 50 floral designers, workshops, speakers, and childrens’ events to explore the intersection of art and flowers…. Read More ›

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