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The Importance of Agriculture in Kituwah to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Community

John Dugan, a farmer from Cherokee, NC, was recently awarded a valuable new asset to his produce stand: a roomy, climate-controlled trailer he can haul behind his truck to keep produce fresh in transport. Learn more about John and the importance of agriculture in Kituway to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians community.

2021-04-13T16:38:33-04:00April 13th, 2021|Empowering Mountain Food Systems (EMFS)|

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.”

2021-02-23T15:22:38-05:00February 9th, 2021|Agrophile, NC Farm to Early Care and Education, News|

Giving Thanks Where Thanks is Due

During the Thanksgiving season, we’re grateful for farmers in our community for the abundance of food on our tables. Three women farmers in Western NC shared their farming experiences during this challenging year, what it means to them to farm as women and how they continued to grow and distribute their goods in their [...]

2021-02-23T15:22:54-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Empowering Mountain Food Systems (EMFS)|

The Apprentice’s Angle: Mallaidh Mleziva

Mallaidh Mleziva shares her work & reflects on her EMFS Apprenticeship at Sustainabillies   Mallaidh Mleziva is a 2020 graduate from Western Carolina University and one of the EMFS Summer Apprentices. Christina Newhouse, the Apprenticeship Program Manager for EMFS, has been collaborating with Western Carolina University (WCU) Professors Heidi Dent, DBA, MBA and Barbara [...]

2021-02-23T15:23:30-05:00November 17th, 2020|Empowering Mountain Food Systems (EMFS)|

CEFS launches online Climate Change and Food System Innovation Hub

Media Contact: Janie Hynson Communications Manager janie_hynson@ncsu.edu [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 Food System Innovation Hub. CEFS is a partnership of North Carolina State University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, [...]

2020-10-16T13:02:01-04:00September 24th, 2020|Agrophile, E-News, Press Release|

CEFS stands with Black, Indigenous and all People of Color

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 our institutions. We are heartbroken by the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many other people of [...]

2020-06-23T09:43:36-04:00June 17th, 2020|Agrophile, News|

Applications Open for 2020 Agroecology Scholars Program in Research and Extension (ASPIRE)

December 4, 2019: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Dr. Angel Cruz, CEFS Academic and Extension Initiatives Manager: 919-513-0954 or aecruz@ncsu.edu Raleigh, NC: Highly motivated undergraduate students with an interest in sustainable agriculture or food systems are encouraged to apply for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Agroecology Scholars Program in Research and Extension (ASPIRE). During [...]

2020-03-02T15:46:32-05:00December 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|