Western North Carolina

Harvest Update: Grow Food Where People Live

The following is an update from Sydney Klein, Program Coordinator for Grow Food Where People Live, Groundswell International’s program in Western North Carolina done in collaboration with Polk County Government and the Mill Spring Agricultural Development Center. Grow Food Where People Live is grounded in a bottom-up approach to community-based food production and economic development, and builds on […]

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Join Us at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Fall Conference!

This weekend, November 6-8th, the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is hosting their 30th annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Durham, NC. The conference is a place for people of all backgrounds to come together to connect and share ideas for creating a healthier food future, through a diverse array of workshops, events, meeting, and locally-inspired […]

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Summer Garden Update from Polk County

The following is an update from Sydney Klein, Program Coordinator for Grow Food Where People Live, our program in Western North Carolina done in collaboration with Polk County Government and the Mill Spring Agricultural Development Center. Grow Food Where People Live is grounded in a bottom up approach to community-based food production and economic development, and builds […]

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Growing Food Where People Live in Polk County, NC

A few weeks ago, we held our first community workday of the “Grow Food Where People Live” initiative, Groundswell’s International’s new program in Western North Carolina. In collaboration with our local partners, Polk Agricultural Economic Development and the Mill Spring Agricultural Center, we are working to strengthen the local food economy and community self-reliance of families in Polk County, NC.  […]

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2015 Spring Seed Campaign: What seeds will you plant?

Dear Friend of Groundswell, I am writing to you today from the Groundswell International coordination office in Asheville, North Carolina where I am surrounded by open-pollinated, GMO-free seed packets. We have already mailed out hundreds of seeds across the country as part of our Annual Spring Seed Campaign. This year’s campaign, in collaboration with our […]

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Groundswell Announces Program in Western North Carolina

Collectively, the founders of Groundswell International represent over 250 years of experience working with rural communities. During this time, we have learned that our future must be built on the foundation of strong, healthy, productive communities, and our approach focuses on enabling people to become the lead actors in improving their own lives. We are […]

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