Meet Your Farmer: Forest Farmacy

The Forest Farmacy is a 30 acre forest farm nestled in Madison County, NC in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Kat Houghton and Chris Parker bring together their passions for fungus, food sovereignty, healing, soul, myth, mystery, mycelium and re-culturing.

The best part of being a farmer for Kat is “being so close to the natural world all the time. We are very dependent on what the weather is doing or what the animals are doing, how the plants and mushrooms are doing. I really enjoy that.”

Meet Your Farmer: Smallholding Farm

Farmer Daniel Bryant practices minimal-to-no-till agriculture and takes great effort to nourish living soil while farmer Ellie Goldstein focuses on supplying and supporting the local community with rich produce, like their winter carrots. Find out why winter carrots are their favorite and what it takes to be good stewards of the environment.

2021 NC Farm to ECE Survey Results

The NC Farm to Preschool Network (NCF2PN) launched the 2021 North Carolina Farm to Early Care and Education Survey in January 2021. We heard from 656 respondents, representing 83 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. Childcare providers shared their current farm to early care and education (ECE) initiatives, including motivations for participation and challenges to starting

July 2020: New Books Added to Growing Minds Library

We recently added nine new children’s storybooks to our Growing Minds farm to school lending library, along with a new resource guide for starting a school garden. All of these titles are now included in our searchable database of more than 600 children’s books, curriculum, and cookbooks. They’re also available for educators in the Asheville area to

Bake a Crazy Caterpillar

Bake a Crazy Caterpillar First make milk paint by dividing a can of sweetened condensed milk among four containers. Use food coloring to tint the contents of the containers different colors. Add clean paint brushes to each one.  On a foil-lined baking sheet, arrange refrigerated biscuits in the shape of a caterpillar body. Leave one

Chef Kirk’s Kale Basil Pesto

Print Chef Kirk’s Kale Basil Pesto Ingredients 2 cups packed kale 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves 2 tbsp. lemon juice ½ cup grated parmesan ½ cup olive oil 1 tsp black pepper salt to taste Instructions In food processor or blender, add all ingredients except olive oil. While food processor/blender is running, drizzle in

ASAP’s Farm to School Conference: Everything you need to know

Field Trips   |    Reception    |    Conference Agenda    |   Continuing Education   |    Hotels T-shirt    |    Registration Friday, September 23 10:00am- Field Trips to sites in Upstate SC. Trips depart at 10am from the TD Convention Center. $45 each, includes a box lunch. Trip A: Farming in

SE Farm to School Conference: Request for Proposals

Thank you for your interest in submitting an RFP for the SE Farm to School Conference. All RFPs must be submitted using the form below, however to help you compose your proposal, you can download and view the full RFP here. Deadline for submissions is March 14, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. Lead workshop presenters will

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