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Toxicodendron radicans, commonly known as Poison ivy, vines on a stone wall

Leaves of Three, Let It Be!

Learn how to identify poison ivy and other pesky plants so you can enjoy a more comfortable, itch-free summer!

Summer Safety at Home

Given the circumstances in communities across the country, there's an added sense of urgency to sanitize and stop the spread of germs. But where to begin? We've compiled a few clips to help keep your home spick and span (and safe) this summer!

Learn and Explore

Discover the latest findings for the kitchen, garden and farm right here. We’ll share tasty, nutritious recipes and safe food prep tips; show you what’s in season and how it’s grown; and help you learn where your food comes from and what it takes to feed North Carolina.

In the Garden

From growing your own produce to composting your kitchen scraps, we’ll take you through the finer points of putting your green thumb to good use. Go ahead, get your hands dirty.

In the Kitchen

Join us in the kitchen as we share nutritious recipes, expert cooking advice and food preservation tips to help you make the most of all our state offers.  

On the Farm

We have a rich agricultural history in North Carolina, and the typical family farm is growing and changing all the time! Come with us as we meet some of the folks who are ensuring our food’s future.