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The Farm to Senior Services project will create and connect three county-based teams including Extension agents, food councils, farmers, intermediary food businesses (e.g. food hubs or aggregators), and senior meal service institutional buyers. The project team aims to improve institutional procurement policy, address procurement challenges of county-based institutions, provide resources and technical assistance for farmers, and support increased availability of local foods for older adults in North Carolina.
The Small Farm Unit at the NCDA&CS Cherry Research Farm is collaborating with East Carolina University (ECU) to establish a vegetable-based clinic program in collaboration with Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, NC.
New Resource: Serving Local Foods in NC Child Care Centers – Guidance on Food Preparation and Gardening
In collaboration with the Children’s Environmental Health Branch in the Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services, the NC Farm to Preschool Network has released “Serving Local Foods in North Carolina Child Care Centers – Guidance on Food Preparation and Gardening.”
On September 30, the NC Farm to Early Care and Education (Farm to ECE) Initiative hosted the third learning session of the NC Farm to ECE Collaborative virtually. Typically, the final learning session of each [...]
CEFS Co-Director Dr. Liang and Seasonal Technician Salina Brown at the Small Farm Unit harvested and donated produce during the pandemic. Have you tried bitter melon, fuzzy melon, or water spinach? These and [...]
Dr. Alan J. Franzluebbers and Dr. Nancy Creamer recently contributed to a publication, "Focusing the Future of Farming on Agroecology" in Agricultural & Environmental Letters.
Media Contact: Janie Hynson Communications Manager email@example.com [Raleigh, NC – September 25, 2020] — Today, on Global Day of Climate Action, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) launched an online Climate Change and [...]
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems Announces Recipients of 2020-2021 NC State Graduate Student Fellowships
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems Announces Recipients of 2020-2021 North Carolina State University Graduate Student Fellowships September 1, 2020: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Angel Cruz, Academic and Extension Initiatives Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org [...]
RALEIGH (July 15, 2020) — Dr. Dara Bloom was recently named (Interim) Assistant Director of Community Based Food Systems at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS), effective July 1, 2020. Dr. Dara Bloom, is [...]
In these troubled times, the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) stands with Black, Indigenous and all People of Color (BIPOC) and we condemn the impacts of systemic racism on individuals, families, communities and [...]
Like so many others, CEFS initiatives and research units have been impacted by COVID-19. Staff and affiliated faculty have adapted quickly to the new environment and are continuing their programming and research projects in compliance [...]
Stepping into CEFS’ early days, it was clear right away what made this new initiative different: it was an innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative effort between different departments at multiple universities, and included voices from non-profit organizations, farmers, and the general public.