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Matt Jones

Matt Jones

Extension Agent, Agriculture - Commercial Ornamental and Consumer Horticulture Chatham County Centermatt_jones@ncsu.edu
Street Address: 1192 US 64W Business
Suite 400
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Mailing Address: 1192 US 64W Business
Suite 400
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Job Description Matt has been a horticulture extension agent with NC State University since 2015 and in Chatham County since 2018. His education and outreach program targets home gardeners, ornamental nurseries, and landscape professionals, and he is the program coordinator for the Extension Master Gardener program in Chatham County. He previously worked as a research associate in nut crops for University of California Cooperative Extension and interned at the Arnold Arboretum. Matt was an Erasmus Mundus Fellow and earned his M.Sc. in Horticultural Science jointy from the University of Bologna, Technical University of Munich, and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. He also has a M.S. in Botany and undergraduate degrees in botany and microbiology from the University of Oklahoma.

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The Science and Art of Pruning

By Deepa Sanyal Master Gardener℠ volunteer in Chatham County There are a lot of good reasons you might prune a plant—to …

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Carolina Backyard Naturalist Online

A free, online course providing a foundation for understanding the biodiversity and ecology of North Carolina. Purpose and Description Increasing urbanization, …

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Ergonomic Tools for Gardening

By Kim Outing Master Gardener℠ volunteer intern in Chatham County We all know that setting up your desk or workstation using ergonomic …

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Nourish Resilience

The outbreak of COVID-19 is undoubtedly stressful for everyone in our community – from residents to businesses alike. Fear …

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