A two-day conference Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15, in Mills River offers farmers an opportunity to take part in training on a wide range of topics. Sponsored by the N.C. Farm School, the conference takes place at a different location each year.
Each year, area food assistance programs seek out locally grown produce in their fight against food insecurity. But as some services struggle to provide enough food, some growers face an overabundance of certain crops — which may end up in a compost pile or rotting on the stock. Part one of our two-part series on community gardens looks at how growers are working together to eliminate food waste — and fighting hunger from the ground up.
Taking a trip down the aisle can be a scary experience — and we’re not talking about marriage. We’re talking about the grocery store. Today, the North Carolina Cooperative Extension announced the release of a series of online videos created specifically to help consumers make smart and healthy decisions when they shop for various edibles.