For Master Gardener Bob Kellam, gardening is more than a pastime. It’s a link to his childhood past and an opportunity to practice the sustainable agriculture techniques he believes are key to the future. He is one of North Carolina’s 4,000 Extension Master Gardener volunteers and president of the North Carolina Master Gardener Volunteer Association.
FoodCorps marks first year. Service members serve in local schools to conduct nutrition education, engage students in building and tending school gardens and expand access to local, fresh produce in school cafeterias.
For property owners looking to find ways to earn money from their forested land, forest farming can be a promising alternative – or addition – to harvesting the trees. And for years, N.C. State University specialist Dr. Jeanine Davis has been helping these landowners make the most of that promise.