First Quarter 2019
Meet Our Folks!
Take a moment to meet the people that make us great!
Each quarter we will feature someone from
the Cooperative Extension Advisory Council, a staff member and a wonderful volunteer!
President of the "Friends"
"Snap-Ed" Serving Pender & New Hanover
Our newest agent, Breyana Davis, serves Pender and New Hanover Counties!

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) serves limited resource individuals and families across North Carolina. SNAP-Ed is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture-Food and Nutrition Service and works in collaboration with the NC Department of Health and Humans Services, Division of Social Services.

Horticulture & Master Gardeners
american hornmeam photo by Morton Arboretum
A new canopy for the Arboretum...

Fifteen new tree additions are planned for the New Hanover County Arboretum in January, 2019

Images courtesy of Morton Arboretum
& Missouri Botanical Garden
New Year Resolutions
for Gardeners
Well, it is almost a new year and a new beginning for the garden. In the months of January and February the weather is cooler and there is less work to be done. It is a great time to plan for the upcoming spring. As gardeners, there are steps that we can take to improve the environment and ecosystems that surround us. Consider adopting one or more of these resolutions for your garden in the New Year .

Ability Garden
Entering Our 20th Year!

We are excited to begin our 20th year offering therapeutic gardening at the NHC Arboretum and we have some big plans for 2019!!
4-H Happenings
Thank you for supporting our
2018 Holiday Wreath Sale!
It was a great success!
We sold 240 wreaths!!!
Upcoming Events
4 -H Awards Day Ceremony
Sunday, February 17th
"Save the Date"
Details to be announced
Family and Consumer Science
Closing Out 2018 with FCS
Look at just a few of the many things accomplished by our Family & Consumer Science department!

Food Pantry Work
Ripple Effect Mapping
Afterschool Wrap Up

"Friends" of the Arboretum & Gift Shop News
FOA President, John Ranalli, recaps 2018 and sets the vision for 2019.

Remember! Current FOA members receive 10% off regularly priced merchandise every day!!!
From NC State Extension
Scholarship Opportunities for Extraordinary Students

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University ( CALS) Scholars Program expands our commitment to serving outstanding students in NC with the establishment of full-ride scholarships awarded based on academic accomplishments, 
financial need and leadership potential.

flooded soybean field
Thinking Outside the Bin: Helping Farm Famlies Through Hard Times Workshop
Farmers have always had their share of challenges, but the number and severity of challenges in 2018 was unimaginable. Continued low commodity prices, rising input costs, labor issues, increasing regulations and unprecedented weather events have caused many farmers to be uncertain about their future. 

2019 Wilmington RegionalTurfgrass Conference

This morning program will provide pest management information concentrating in turfgrass areas and the surrounds. The information will concentrate on commercial and residential landscapes but is also applicable to other managed turfgrass areas.