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.
Every year around Valentine’s Day Celebrity Dairy invites the public out to the farm to see the newborn goats and enjoy an afternoon at a working farm that makes award-winning goat cheese. The 2016 MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Registration is now open! Registration is $15/person and includes light breakfast and lunch. Sponsored by Advocates for Health in Action and hosted by Marbles Kids Museum, the 7th Annual Dig In! will be March 12, 2016. The MORE »– from Gardening
Note: This survey is intended for farmers who grow vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts, cut flowers, and/or nursery and greenhouse crops. Announcement from the North Carolina Agriculture and Forestry Adaptation Work Group: North Carolina ranks in MORE »– from Growing Small Farms
Hot off the Press!! Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook by Don Boekelheide and Lucy Bradley. Table of Contents Introduction Getting Started Site Selection Food Garden Design Site MORE »– from Community Gardens
According to NC State Extension Specialist, Dr. Sara Spayd, “I know this beautiful weather is tempting, but please DO NOT PRUNE – even hedging. Pruning helps to stimulate vine growth. I would not MORE »– from Gardening
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
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