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Gardening Association of North Carolina

USDA Releases New Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Have you seen the new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map?  Did your zone change?  Click here to find out what the updates really mean for NC gardeners.

Spotted Lanternfly

Paul Adams, Regulatory Entomologist with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services provides the latest updates available on this pest in North Carolina, as of June 2023.

Sightings of spotted lanternfly should be reported immediately to

For more information, including activities for kids, visit the North Carolina Department of Agriculture's Spotted Lanternfly page. 


Whether you are new to gardening or have years of experience, we invite you to Learn and Grow with us.  Our members are curious, lifelong learners who are serious about taking their gardening to the next level. We help gardeners learn more about the what, when, why, and how of gardening and understand the science behind it. 

We inspire gardeners through education programs,  connect members with resources and one another, and empower people to create beautiful, sustainable home and community gardens and help others to do the same.

The interests of our members span a wide range of gardening topics, such as:  Vegetable gardening, herb gardening, permaculture, rain gardens, companion planting, succession planting, cover crops, raised beds, school gardens, community gardens, native plants, pollinator plants, trees, shrubs, soil regeneration, plant biodiversity, container gardening, planting for beneficial insects, irrigation, water conservation, garden design, propagation, composting, and more.  

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