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NC State’s Edible Gardens

Discover NC State’s edible garden spaces and the wide range of benefits they offer to campus and the world.
Danesha Seth Carley works in a pollinator garden in front of the clubhouse at the Pinehurst golf course.

Let It Bee

Horticultural science professor Danesha Seth Carley helped reintroduce native plants to the Pinehurst No. 2 golf course for its 2014 men’s and women’s U.S. Open championships. Since then, she’s focused on bringing bees back to Donald Ross’s original design for the course.
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BAE Educational Garden Opens to the Community

Graduate student Jasmine Gibson led the design and construction of a new campus garden, highlighting education and sustainable farming practices.
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5 Wildlife-Friendly Native Shrubs To Plant

A landscape with native shrubs makes it possible for wildlife to float like a butterfly, sting like a bee and feast like a bird.
A carpenter bee foraging on Butterfly Bush flowers in a campus Pollinator Garden.

Using iNaturalist to Investigate Our Bee Campus

Join the NC State Campus Bee competition using iNaturalist this April to collect data on campus bees and win a "sweet" prize.
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5 Native Trees To Plant for Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Fall is the perfect time to add a new native tree to your yard. Your animal neighbors will thank you by visiting often.  Native plants provide essential food and habitat…
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3 Reasons To Add Native Plants to Your Landscape

If you’re interested in creating a pollinator garden, songbird spot or peaceful place in your home landscape, native plants have some built-in benefits. An NC State expert has tips on getting started.
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Pollinator Gardens And You

In honor of National Pollinator Month, we’re chatting with Danesha Seth Carley, co-author and research associate professor in NC State’s Department of Horticultural Science, about how to build pollinator gardens.