Grow And Share Begins 8th Annual Planting Season

February 22, 2016

Local nonprofit Grow And Share is preparing for their Garden Plant Giveaways, by beginning to plant seeds. They are seeking volunteers to “get their hands in the dirt” by holding planting days at their Raleigh greenhouse […]




Industrial Hemp Is Not For Hippies

January 16, 2016

Industrial Hemp May be Profitable for NC Farmers, Doesn’t Get People High By Kay Whatley Edited by Warren Williams (NCIHA), Kim Beaver, and Nicole Banks Before farmers can get industrial hemp seed in the ground, or even determine what their […]




Beekeeping Short Course Offered by Extension

January 15, 2016

Released by Colby Griffin, Extension Agent The Coastal Plains Beekeeping Chapter, in conjunction with the NC State Beekeepers Association and NC Cooperative Extension are offering a beginning beekeeping short course. Starting February 23, 2016. the […]




EPA Urged to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos

January 8, 2016

Doctors, scientists, farmers, farmworkers and others from across the country ask for long overdue ban of neurotoxic agricultural chemical Released by Kari Birdseye (Earthjustice), Sara Knight (PANNA), Erik Nicholson (United Farm Workers), and Kimiko Martinez (NRDC) […]




Franklin County 4-H Open for New Members

December 29, 2015

The Dirt Club, a Franklin County 4H group that meets at Ray Family Farms, will have open enrollment in January and February 2016. The 4H is for children ages 5-17 as of January 1, 2016. Each […]




NC Wildlife Commission to Conduct Nine Public Hearings

December 16, 2015

Released by Jodie B. Owen, ncwildlife.org The NC Wildlife Resources Commission will conduct nine public hearings in January on proposed changes to the state’s wildlife management, game lands and fishing regulations for the 2016-17 seasons. Among […]




Mobile Deer Cooler Available for Free Rental

November 20, 2015

Released by Jodie B. Owen, NCwildlife.org Want to help feed the hungry? The NC Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the NC Wildlife Federation, is offering hunters free use of a mobile cooler to collect and transport deer safely to participating USDA-certified processors […]




Farm Aid 2014 Rocks Raleigh

September 14, 2014

Farm Aid 2014 Rocks Raleigh, Draws Awareness to Farm Issues The Grey Area news staff are thankful to the Farm Aid organization for providing us with access during this event. It was an incredible event […]




Keeping Biting Pests Away with Flowers & Herbs

April 11, 2014

Preparing in advance may help make summertime in the yard more comfortable. Planting herbs and flowers that are known to repel mosquitoes could mean fewer bites. Marigolds are used as companion plants for tomatoes. These […]




The Greening of Bunn

August 30, 2013

By Kay Whatley, Editor Imagine driving along an NC roadway, and coming up to a small town. As you drive by the Town Limit sign, you see a large field of solar panels generating energy for the […]




Of Cabbages and Kale

February 1, 2013

Contributed by Connie Schultz, Extension Master Gardener/Composter (Johnston County Extension Services) “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “to speak of many things; of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings….” (excerpt […]




NC’s Newest Solar Farm Is Commissioned

July 1, 2012

By Frank and Kay Whatley The sunshine that produces juicy muscadine grapes 11 miles southwest of Rocky Mount will now produce enough electricity to power nearly 200 homes and businesses in Nash County NC. State and local officials, […]




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