North Carolina Cooperative Extension and many organizations and stakeholders are working with our communities to develop and expand local food systems across the state. Local Foods is a collaborative Flagship Program for the Cooperative Extension Program of NC A&T State University and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service of NC State University. A new Local Food web portal at localfood.ces.ncsu.edu provides information and links to resources from Cooperative Extension and other NC local food partners.
The Beaufort County Center Local Foods contact is Susan Chase.
Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college MORE »– from Soils
Farmers and gardeners who grow blueberries may notice damage to the developing berries caused by the cranberry fruitworm. The cranberry fruitworm moth lays eggs on green berries and after hatching the larvae burrow MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Wednesday May 14 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a pollinator conservation workshop and garden tour as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. starting MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Each spring the News & Observer runs a list of pick-your-own farms in the Triangle area (Wake, Orange, Durham, Chatham, Johnston, Franklin and Granville counties.) This year the list wil be published on April MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Chatham County invites you to a webinar on April 17, 2014 on the exciting concept of community food councils. It is slated from noon-2:30 pm in the Agriculture Building Auditorium at 65 East MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Beaufort County Master Gardener Volunteers 7th Annual – PASS ALONG PLANT SALE May 17, 2014 9am to Noon Rain or Shine! Beaufort County Cooperative Extension Center 155 Airport Rd Washington, NC 27889 Cash MORE »
Answer: Another year, another survey, and the findings remain less than encouraging. It seems counter-intuitive that we don’t have a clear picture about our managed honey bee population like other livestock. The USDA MORE »– from Entomology
Update, March 21: Thanks to all who participated in the webinar! We had some great questions and we enjoyed your participation. If you were not able to attend the live webinar on March 11th MORE »– from Strawberry Growers Information
MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS features practical, hands-on demos and workshops on renewable energy,small-scale agriculture,gardening,green building and more. The fair will take place at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Asheville, N.C. on MORE »– from Community Gardens