Category Archives: Food

Technology Transforms Sweet Potatoes

How can a dairy process plant, microwave technology, and sweet potatoes come together to create new markets for NC farmers?  Find out when Lise Jenkins talks to Gary Cartwright of the Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Science at NC State University … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Podcast | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Episode 27 - Technology Transforms Sweet Potatoes, Triangle Gardener Magazine, Pecans, Lady Beetles,

Sweet potatoes are one of NC’s largest crops but their full value was being realized elsewhere until NC State University introduced a new technology — creating jobs and some unexpected new products. Lise Jenkins introduces us to some of the people making that happen. The Triangle Gardener … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Garden Management, Gardeners, Insects, Plants, Podcast, Resources | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Poinsettias On Trial

North Carolina poinsettia growers will send over 4 million plants to markets along the east coast.  Lise Jenkins interviews Dr. John Dole, professor and head of the Horticultural Science department at NCSU about the poinsettia trails at the JC Raulston … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Garden Management, Plants | Tagged , , , ,

Avoiding Pain, Off to Market, Where do Turkeys Come from Anyhow?

This week the Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, helps us avoid the inevitable pains of working in the garden.  Our host, Harold Johnson, continues his series from the Chapel Hill farmers’ market.  Lise Jenkins is absent from her garden instead she is out learning where turkeys come from. 

Posted in Food, Garden Management, Gardeners | Tagged , , ,