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  • 2017 Spring Plant Sale

    (April 1 - 2) Pi Alpha Xi is hosting the Spring Plant Sale at the NC Museum of Art. Come join us!
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  • Raulston Blooms!

    (April 1) Raulston Blooms is a garden festival for the whole family! Learn, shop for your garden, get great ideas, and enjoy gourmet treats while supporting the JC Raulston Arboretum.
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  • Horticulture Online

    Deepen Your Understanding of Horticulture. Start earning your Master's or Certificate today.
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  • Where and how much is N.C. buying local foods?

    These questions and more are being answered, thanks to the NC 10% Campaign and RTI International.
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Teaching + Academics

We designed an academic program for you. Our Horticulture Science Department offers certificates through Doctorate degrees. We also have a strong distance education community.

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Applied + Basic Research

Our department is nationally and internationally recognized as an innovative leader in research. We train and answer industry needs through a broad-range of applied and basic research.

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Cooperative Extension

Did you know that there is an entire portion of NCSU with thousands of employees and volunteers ready to help you? We reach out and share practical information, data and practices to industries and individuals.

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About Horticultural Science

Assorted vegetable basketSince 1901, the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Horticultural Science have been providing innovative teaching, research and outreach to the citizens of North Carolina, the nation, and the world. Our research and extension programs are recognized worldwide for their contributions to applied horticultural production and to discovery science. We generate and extend knowledge about fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and landscape design for the purpose of increasing food security and food safety, sustaining the environment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life for individuals and their communities.

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