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After a long winter, it looks like SPRING is in the air. Trees are
leafing out, flowers are blooming and pollen rains from the skies!
This can only mean one thing... CEFS events are in full swing!
This year, we are offering a wide variety of topics as well as a
wide variety of LOCATIONS.. We have partnered with several NC
Cooperative Extension Agents around the state to offer timely
workshops and broaden the scope of the workshops offered. In
addition, to introducing some new people to CEFS, we hope that some
of the workshops spread across the state might help save some time,
carbon and fossil fuels.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
We look forward to seeing you soon!
CEFS Extension & Outreach Coordinator
CEFS Spring Farm Festival:
Get Goldsboro Growing!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
9:00am - 12:00pm
Small Farm Unit - Goldsboro, NC
This great FREE FAMILY EVENT promises lots of activities for kids
of all ages! Please join us at the CEFS Small Farm Unit (at Cherry
Research Station) as we have lots of activities celebrating gardening & sustainable agriculture in North
Carolina. The Festival will include educational booths and activities,
workshops, tours, kids activities, a farmers market, and live music all day. Rain or Shine.
Sustaining Local Farmers by Promoting Local Foods
Thursday, April 23, 2009
10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Onslow Co. Multipurpose Complex, 4024 Richlands Highway
kind of information that will be presented at this workshop is the one
step in building a strong, local food network and will help us move
forward in our efforts to promote locally grown fresh fruits and
vegetables. It will also help our local producers develop and focus on
marketing opportunities in the area while helping them remain
profitable and sustain our local farming heritage. Some of the topics
we plan to cover:
Meet with local restaurant owners, chefs, grocery store managers and
public school lunch program managers to share production information
· Discuss the purchasing requirements and demand from local restaurants and institutions and...
· Educate local buyers about the seasonal challenges farmers have in eastern NC.
For more information on this workshop, please contact Mark Seitz with questions: NC Cooperative Extension Award Winner
firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-448-9621
No-till Organic Grain Production
Thursday, May 7, 2009
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Mt. Ulla, NC (near Salisbury)
Registration fee: No Fee (No Lunch)
Four workshops will be held this
spring on farms in the Piedmont, Coastal Plain, and Blacklands. At each
farm selection of varieties of rye and legume cover crops have been
planted. These cover crops will be roll-killed and corn or soybeans
will be no-till planted into them. At these workshops, we will
demonstrate how well different cover crops worked in this system to
smother weeds, and allow for accurate and timely crop planting and
growth. We will also have a brief discussion on organic wheat
production at the workshops in May and June.
For more information onthis workshop, or to register, please contact: Molly Hamilton, Extension Assistant, email@example.com or 828-273-1041.
Vegetable Stories and Worm Magic:
Gardening Basics for Children
Saturday, May 9 , 2009
Location: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Registration is FREE, MAX # = 30 participants; Ages 5-10
This workshop will teach children about important aspects from growing
plants for food to gardening. Children will participate in various
hands-on activities from learning about flowers and pollinators,
planting seeds, learning about edible parts of various fruits and
vegetables, and how worms can eat their garbage. In addition to the
benefits of learning how to grow a garden, there will be a strong
emphasis on learning where their food comes from and locally produced
To Pre-register for this program, please call the Yates Mill County Park office at 919-856-6675 or visit www.wakegov.com/yatesmill
Mission & History of CEFS
The Center for Environmental Farming Systems develops and promotes food
and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local
communities, and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and
North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T
State University established the Center for
Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) with the
North Carolina Department of Agriculture at the
Cherry Farm facility near Goldsboro, NC in 1994.
These partners work closely with state and federal
agencies, non-governmental organizations (for
example, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association,
Rural Advancement Foundation International,
Farm Bureau), farmers, and citizens to provide
agricultural research, extension, and education for
our state. The development of CEFS is a national
model for partnership, innovation, and
To learn more about CEFS, Please visit: www.cefs.ncsu.edu
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
Box 7609 - NCSU
Raleigh, NC 27695