News Flash

Posted on: January 5, 2024

TreeFest to be held January 19-20 at Independence Mall

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – The 26th annual TreeFest will be held Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., or while supplies last, at Independence Mall inside the JC Penney corridor.

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: December 19, 2023

New Hanover Arboretum intern: How therapeutic gardening can help you achieve in life

Therapeutic horticulture: A term that was completely new to me before I started my internship at the Ability Garden in August.

Therapeutic gardening has been gaining in popularity in recent years, though therapeutic gardening dates back to ancient times. T...

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Working with state extension office in Wilmington to make the place I love better

When I left North Carolina for college in Massachusetts, I quickly became known around my small school for how much I love my home state. After breaks, I’d return to New England toting cans of Cheerwine and waxing poetic about chopped BBQ and lo...

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: July 27, 2023

New Hanover Arboretum wins national award for sustainability

I had the pleasure and privilege of attending the American Public Garden Association’s annual conference in downtown Fort Worth, Texas – The Cowtown – where the west begins. Each year the conference is held in a different cit...

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: May 15, 2023

How going local for farm-fresh produce produces a 'multiplier effect'

I love living in Southeastern North Carolina. We have amazing outdoor recreation, mild winters, warm summers, and such a great variety of local meats, veggies, and seafood. Plus, I believe food brings people together, and that is exactly what I see local ...

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Want to conserve New Hanover land? There's an easement for that. Here's how it works.

Land has many uses.

Land use is a term used to describe the human use of land. It represents the economic and cultural activities that are practiced at a given place. Build a house on the land, use it for growing a variety of crops, fence the land in for l...

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: April 6, 2023

Arboretum earns national recognition from American Public Gardens Association

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The New Hanover County Arboretum and N.C. Cooperative Extension has been honored by the American Public Gardens Association’s Awards Committee with the 2023 Sustainability Award. The award will be presented in ...

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Arboretum & NCSU Extension Service
Posted on: March 20, 2023

New Hanover extension agent shows paths to connect nature and wellness

Spring came early to the lower Cape Fear this year and it brought me a renewed sense of energy. A hope for regeneration as I cope with the stressors of pandemic recovery, global and domestic unrest and increasing political polarization.

As I thought about ...

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