Vermicomposting usually takes place in dark, warm compost bins or underground, but a pair of graduate students found a way to film the process.
Here’s the annual food security and insecurity report produced by the USDA’s Economic Research Service. The report details the annual trends in food insecurity and offers a good overview of the term and what it actually means. North Carolina turns up again on the list of states with high levels of food insecurity and is […]
If you’re trying to remember the rankings of various crops or the breakdown in size of farms and who owns them, here’s the official state “highlights” brochure for North Carolina agriculture production: Brochure link Ag Department Stats Page NC Agriculture Statistics
Getting started in farming requires big commitments of time and resources, but you can reap rich rewards on a small scale too.
The conference seeks to improve community health by getting locally farmed food into school cafeterias and lunch rooms.
The 19th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration takes place on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. The day-long festival honors the state’s eight recognized native tribes–the Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, Sappony and Waccamaw Siouan–and treats visitors to […]
On Friday, November 14th at 6 PM, AV Geeks and the Hunt Library at NC State will present “Before the Food Pyramid,” a screening of vintage educational films on food and nutrition. Skip Elsheimer of AV Geeks, the preeminent international repository for educational films and filmstrips, will join NC State Professor of Nutrition Dr. Sarah […]
Bee Downtown, a new nonprofit located in Durham, NC that aims to increase the popularity of urban beekeeping through education and access to resources, has partnered with Abundance North Carolina, who will act as fiscal sponsor. Their flagship project, an ambitious program to install hives on rooftops across downtown Durham, begins, befittingly, with the Burt’s […]
Like all great inventions, it began with a great need. Amanda Fisher and Paul Bright of Charlotte enjoy taking back roads when they travel, discovering hidden treasures and seeking out-of-the-way eateries, especially the ones that serve barbecue. Wishing for a comprehensive guide to make trip planning less time consuming, they realized that they would have […]
Here’s a roundup of tip sheets to the 2013 North Carolina State Fair. The fair opens at 3 p.m. today (Thursday). WRAL — Fun guide: Tips to enjoy the 2013 NC State Fair WRAL Daily Schedule News & Observer — What to expect from the NC State Fair, opening Thursday N&O’s State Fair page Official […]