When you register for the conference, you will get to choose a Field Trip.
Field Trip A:
Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS): Agricultural and Technical State University established CEFS with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in Goldsboro, Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS): North Carolina State University and North Carolina NC. These partners work closely with state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations (such as Carolina Farm Stewardship Association), 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 interdisciplinary cooperation.
For more information: http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu
Field Trip B:
SEEDS: SEEDS teaches respect for life, for the earth, and for each other through gardening and growing food. Located in the heart of Downtown Durham, SEEDS is an urban sanctuary focused on promoting the principles and practice of sustainable agriculture, organic gardening, food security, and environmental stewardship.
For more information: http://www.seedsnc.org/
Eastern Carolina Organics (ECO): ECO is an organization that facilitates in marketing and distributing wholesale Carolina organic farm produce to retailers, restaurants, and buying clubs. The organization believes a sustainable food system is based on providing fresh local fruit, vegetables, and herbs while protecting the environment. Working in collaboration with farmers, ECO educates the public on the benefits of buying local, organic produce.
For more information: http://www.easterncarolinaorganics.com/
Durham Public School’s Hub Farm: Durham Hub Farm is a 30+ acre school system farm and wilderness where students, teachers, and the community grow and harvest healthy food, hike, bike, and explore nature. Students have the opportunity to study and learn about agriculture, food systems, history, and the environment.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/DPSHubFarm
Field Trip C:
Transplanting Traditions: Transplanting Traditions Community Farm provides agricultural and entrepreneurial education to limited resource refugee farmers at its 4-acre incubator site. We believe increasing the self-reliance of communities in providing for their own food needs is key to creating a more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible food system.
For More Information: http://transplantingtraditions.com/
Duke Campus Farm: The Duke Campus Farm is a long-term project to construct a fully functional education farm. The farm aspires to engage students with food issues, increase sustainability at Duke, and influence campus culture to reconnect students with their food. All of our fruits and vegetables are served in Duke dining halls.
For More Information: http://sites.duke.edu/farm/
Field Trip D:
Peregrine Farm: Peregrine Farm is perched on the hills above the Haw River, in the Eli Whitney community of Alamance County, North Carolina. Since 1981 the intent of the farm has been to grow the finest cut flowers, small fruit and vegetables for the Triangle area of NC. Developing a sustainable farming system using the most environmentally responsible methods and materials has been a guiding principle from the beginning. Owners and farmers, Betsy and Alex Hitt, have been active in educating the next generation of farmers in our community and beyond
For more information: http://peregrinefarm.net/
Perry-winkle Farm: Cathy Jones and Mike Perry have been farming in northern Chatham County since 1990. They farm using organic methods incorporating sustainable practices such as cover crops, crop rotation, and biodiversity help keep pests and diseases in check and enhance crop quality.
For more information:http://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-perrywinkle/
The farmers at both Peregrine and Perry-winkle Farms participate in the larger farming and food communities, by serving on both local and national advisory boards, teaching at workshops around the US and at the local community college. Both farms have played an important role in sustainable agriculture education opportunities for students at CCCC.
Field Trip E:
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle: Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is an innovative hunger-relief organization serving seven counties in and around the Triangle. We believe hunger IS fixable if the community works together to do two things: create sources of healthy food in every low-income neighborhood and grow opportunities for people to provide for themselves by learning job skills or growing their own food. From BackPack Buddies to nutrition education, mobile markets to community gardens, culinary job training to urban agriculture training, we go directly to people in need and create what works to empower them. We feed. We teach. We grow…to create a hunger-free and healthy community.
For more information: http://foodshuttle.org/about-us/