The director of JC Raulston Arboretum is North Carolina’s Indiana Jones of plants. He travels to some of the world’s most remote locations, braving treacherous landscapes and dangerous beasts in search of rare species to bring back to his shrine of flora.
The Bug Man of Raleigh
Don’t know whether a creepy-crawly is a friend or foe? Or what’s ailing your azaleas? Matt Bertone and his team probably have the answers.
Beyond the Boundaries
In the mountains of western North Carolina, Cherokee foodways have endured for centuries, an integral part of the tribe’s identity. NC Cooperative Extension works to ensure that those traditions are not lost.
Bloom Where You’re Planted in Durham
Bright perennials beautify a busy urban gathering place. Leafy vegetables provide sustenance for underserved communities. In Durham County, Master Gardener volunteers are taking their expertise to the streets.
Where the Wild Campers Are
At a 4-H camp in Rockingham County, children from all walks of life learn how to live together on the land, build teamwork skills, take on leadership roles, and forge lifelong friendships.
Farmer 911: Tropical Storm Fred
In August 2021, Tropical Storm Fred devastated a farming community in Haywood County. NC Cooperative Extension responded with resources tailored to its residents’ needs.
North Carolina’s Agent ’Cue
There is no shortage of barbecue experts in our state, but only one hosts the NC State BBQ Camp.
A Pole Bean Revival in Ashe County
An NC Cooperative Extension agent and several optimistic farmers are helping bring back a crop that was thought to be extinct.
From Soup to Knots
Local NC Cooperative Extension experts preserve cherished recipes and introduce kids to the thrill of summer camp — and that’s just a taste of what they provide to their communities.