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 Henderson County Center Local Foods contact is Craig Mauney.
Vegetable Gardening, Chapter 16 of the Extension Gardener Handbook Now available for free on line Everything you need to know to grow vegetables in North Carolina. Selecting a Garden Site; Choosing a type and MORE »– from Gardening
An in depth look at how to effectively use cover crops in vegetable gardens, this 19 page document by Dr. Megan M. Gregory is free to download. More information on using cover crops MORE »– from Gardening
A monthly celebration of local food + community Through monthly exhibitions, showcases, events and demos community members can explore new ways to engage with and support local food. If you are not from MORE »– from Gardening
Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook by Don Boekelheide & Lucy Bradley Now available from the NC Bookstore, $10 INCLUDES shipping!!! Web Based with a 74 page printable MORE »– from Gardening
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
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
The NCSU Department of Horticultural Science has launched a quarterly on-line Newsletter Subscribe to see great horticulture images, learn about faculty and staff, find out about the latest research, extension and teaching as well MORE »– from Gardening
Take a look at the new North Carolina Blueberry Council Website for consumers. Great information on freezing, storing, and cooking with blueberries. Nutrition information and lots of great recipes. For information on growing blueberries see MORE »– from Gardening
CONTEST: Real Food Media Short Video The Real Food Media Short Video contest invites aspiring filmmakers, teams of food change makers, and communicators to create 30-second to four-minute films in one of four styles: documentary, MORE »– from Gardening
Henderson County has five active tailgate farmers markets making it easy to buy fresh farm products directly from the folks that grow or produce them! Henderson County Tailgate Market open Saturdays from 7 MORE »