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.
Wednesday July 8 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 was designed to MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
August 10 and August 17, 2015: Growing Cut Flowers for Market The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on Growing Cut Flowers for Market as part of its Enhancing MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The Chatham Conservation Partnership (CCP) will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Holmes Meeting Room at the Chatham Community Library located at the Central MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
I got a call from a Chatham County greenhouse tomato grower recently about an insect flying around that they had never seen. I visited the greenhouse and saw many tiny insects moving around the 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 Tuesday, May 12, 2015 AND Saturday May 16, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent. Chatham County Cooperative Extension runs a popular Junior Chefs Cooking Camp every summer where kids ages 8-12 spend a week learning to prepare and cook food. There are four one-week MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Get all the dirt on edible community, school and child care gardens, urban ag and growing greener, friendlier communities! Registration is open! How do you start a community garden—at church, at work, in your MORE »– from Gardening
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with The Livestock Conservancy, the NCDA&CS, and the NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science, will conduct their Annual Area Small Flock Seminar on Thursday February 5 at the McSwain Extension Education MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a fruit tree pruning demonstration on Saturday February 21 from 10:00 am – noon at Howard’s Farm a few miles west of Pittsboro on Hwy 64. Annual training and MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
The North Carolina Sheep Producers’ Association will hold its annual educational and business meeting on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Guilford County Extension Office in Greensboro from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. MORE »– from Growing Small Farms