Olivia Watkins of Holly Springs, NC shares why she is joining the 100 young farmers heading to DC for our 4th Annual National Leadership Convergence this November 12th-15th. “Next week I will be going to the Capitol with 100 other young farmers with NYFC to talk with Members of Congress, learn key organizing and advocacy skills, […]
Risky business: How Ten Mothers Farm in North Carolina is recovering from the hurricanes and preparing for the future
Since my wife Vera and I started Ten Mothers Farm in Hillsborough, NC three years ago, we’ve become accustomed to the idea that farming is a risky business. We’ve weathered our share of crop failures, but they’ve always been manageable: we grow a wide variety of vegetables, and if the broccoli raab fails, there have […]
Hurricane Florence has been a disaster on many levels, leaving economic, social, and environmental destruction in its path across the Carolinas. In North Carolina, a locus of global pork production, continued flooding has also led to a livestock death toll in the millions. This week, Lindsey interviews Tom Philpott, former farmer, and current food and […]
Hurricane Florence has caused an estimated $1 billion in damages to farms in the Carolinas, and the destruction continues. Lindsey interviews Davon Goodwin, a North Carolina farmer and manager of the Sandhills AGInnovation Center, to find out what it looks like on the ground, how farmers are trying to recover from the losses, and what […]
By Eva Moss | Last January, I began leasing 16 acres of historical farmland in Randolph County, a few seconds west of the Chatham County line. Since 1988 the county line has been a divider along party lines: Chatham has consistently voted Democrat and Randolph, Republican.
Many of us in the farming world know exactly where our food comes from – we grow it, we raise it, and we buy it locally. However, much of our society has lost touch with the food they consume—where it comes from, how it is grown, even how it is cooked. With processed foods lining […]