North Carolina 4-H (link opens in a new window)
Other CBFS Efforts
Rebuilding Food System Infrastructure and Supply Chains for Local Foods
Community and Youth Engagement
- Wayne Food Initiative
- Students Working for an Agricultural Revolutionary Movement (SWARM) and Produce Ped'lers
- Discover Ag
- Food Youth Initiative
- 4-H Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum
New Farmer Training
- Bringing New Farmers to the Table
- Breeze Farm
Institutional Capacity-Building for Food Systems Work
4-H Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum
CEFS is partnering with 4-H to develop a new Sustainable Agriculture curriculum.
The initial partnership between Liz Driscoll (4-H) and Lisa Forehand (CEFS) created the The Victory Garden Project: Youth Farming Food, an effort to create a curriculum connecting youth to sustainable, local food production by furthering their abilities to grow fruit and vegetables and to be knowledgeable participants in their local food systems. Drawing on innovative research by graduate students in the NCSU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, interactive, engaging lessons would be collaboratively developed.
The first pilot project teaches heirloom tomato production through grafting. N.C. State graduate and undergraduate students will work with 4-H youth to pilot the project ideas and together grow their understanding about sustainable agricultural concepts.