Though some of the workshops focus on mountain and foothill growing conditions, the majority of the information applies to all NC growers.
Some of this year's offerings include:
- Organic Beekeeping
- Harnessing Solar Energy
- Basic Drip Irrigation
- Creating a Permaculture Urban Homestead
- Landscaping for Water Quality Protection
- Propagation by Seeds/Cuttings/Division
- Sustainable Garden Planning & Design
Some interesting articles from recent issues of BusinessWeek magazine with a focus on agriculture, especially livestock production. On Dec 11 they published "What Entrepreneurs Need to Know: Direct-to-Consumer Farming Takes Off"
http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/dec2006/sb20061211_181013.htmAnd on Dec 20 they published "Whole Foods and the Celebrity Farmer"
The article below is about the National Animal Identification System.
Regards, Jackie Hough at Raft Swamp Farm, Raeford, NC