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.
Our State Knows Best: Persimmons
We talked to three experts about growing our first-frost fruit, how to enjoy the pulp at peak ripeness, and their favorite way to eat them.
5 Items for Your April To-Do List
Learn, plant, celebrate, and discover what North Carolina has to offer this month.
30 Beautiful Public Gardens to Explore this Spring
From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Outer Banks, an incredible array of public gardens awaits those who are eager to celebrate springtime in North Carolina in all its colorful glory.
The Maple Brothers
Every year, Tim and Matt Nichols create hundreds of different kinds of Japanese maples — in a dizzying array of shapes and colors and sizes — at their mail-order nursery in East Flat Rock. And every one of the trees has roots in their grandmother’s garden.
A Private Asheville Garden Is Rhododendron Heaven
In 1921, Charles Owen Dexter began hybridizing rhododendrons. Now, Dexter rhododendrons are known the world over — and one of the largest collections can be found at his relative’s home in Asheville.