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A firefly, or lightning bug, flashes its light while perched on a plant.

Discover the Secret Science of Fireflies

...or is it lightning bugs? Try bioluminescent beetles! Our resident expert sheds some light on these magical summer favorites.

Get Out and Garden This Spring

It's that time of year. Your yard starts calling to you, and you develop an insatiable itch to grow and mow. It can be overwhelming, like the pollen coating your car. Welcome to spring in North Carolina! Celebrate the season with a gardening grab bag on us.

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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.