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.
Sponsored by Advocates for Health in Action and hosted by Marbles Kids Museum, the 7th Annual Dig In! will be March 12, 2016. The workshop will explore urban agriculture, community gardens and edible gardens in schools, child care MORE »– from Gardening
Please join staff from the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) for a workshop on November 17th from 2:00-4:00 pm to learn about the Agricultural Reinvestment Fund, their grant program for farmers and agricultural enterprises. The MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission are teaming up to conduct a Wildlife Workshop Series for landowners. The third workshop, Nuisance Wildlife, Wildlife Damage MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Wednesday October 21 at 5:00 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 was designed to provide MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Photos by Debbie Roos, Chatham County Cooperative Extension In late 2008, I planted a demonstration pollinator garden at Chatham Mills to provide forage habitat for pollinators such as honey bees, native bees, butterflies, MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
I do tours of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s popular Pollinator Paradise Garden every month for the general public as well as private groups like beekeepers, garden clubs, Master Gardener Volunteers, and others. I MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
As an Agriculture Agent with the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, I do educational programs on pollinator conservation through a variety of delivery methods: workshops and presentations (both in Chatham MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Growing Heirloom Tomatoes from 1:00-5:00 pm on Monday October 19 at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope, NC. Tomatoes MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a free workshop entitled Conserving Working Lands as part of its Enhancing Sustainability Series on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Agriculture MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Pollinator protection is an important issue facing agriculture, land managers, beekeepers, and even homeowners. In order to foster communication between beekeepers and land managers, a working group of scientists, regulators, grower groups, and beekeepers MORE »– from Entomology