North Carolina General Assembly Committee on Food Desert Zones

In 2013, the NC General Assembly put together a bipartisan legislative committee on food desert zones to look at the problem.
Click here to download their 2014 report

From Farm to Fork

Guide to building North Carolina’s sustainable local food economy, a report from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.
Click here to download report


What would it take to change a ten year old child’s view of food availability in their community?

Over the last twelve weeks, 88 fourth and fifth graders of The Exploris School explored nutrition through the lens of...


Students as food heroes

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, many of us are stopping to consider what we are grateful for this year. Facebook...


A conversation about Working Landscapes

One of the great joys of traveling North Carolina with EdNC is the sheer number of organizations and individuals you meet...


The South got something to say

Two weeks ago I was preparing to travel to Mississippi. As I went from store to store getting prepared for...


Heading to Mississippi

This week I head to the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium in Oxford, Mississippi. It will be my first trip to...



Our stories begin before we do. Teenagers in Caldwell County in love, or who thought they were, give birth to a little boy. A...


School food gets the professional touch

Clark Barlowe, who owns the farm-to-table restaurant Heirloom and is Charlotte magazine’s reigning chef of the year, is no stranger to innovation....


We know what works

We grow enough food in this country to feed the hungry, yet nearly one third of the food that is...



Last week I had the opportunity to visit UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus and speak to a class full of social entrepreneurs...


Hungry children have many faces

Hungry children have many different faces. I see them in my classroom every year. They’re often sunken, tired, withdrawn, and...