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In the Garden

Getting Started with Backyard Composting

Composting is a natural way of recycling organic material like vegetables, leaves and egg shells into a rich soil. Dig in to learn more!

Watch Our N.C. Wheat Series

Learn and Explore

Discover the latest findings for the kitchen, garden and farm right here. We’ll share tasty, nutritious recipes and safe food prep tips; show you what’s in season and how it’s grown; and help you learn where your food comes from and what it takes to feed North Carolina.

In the Garden

From growing your own produce to composting your kitchen scraps, we’ll take you through the finer points of putting your green thumb to good use. And whether you’ve got a whole backyard ready to be planted or a couple houseplants on your windowsill, we’re here to help. Go ahead, get your hands dirty.

In the Kitchen

Cooking and enjoying fresh, local foods is one of the great pleasures of living in a farm-friendly state like North Carolina. Join us in the kitchen as we share nutritious recipes, expert cooking and food preservation tips to help you make the most of all our state offers.  

On the Farm

We have a rich agricultural history in North Carolina, and the typical family farm is growing and changing all the time! From pollinators to shiitake mushrooms, there’s always something worth exploring. Come with us as we meet some of the folks who are ensuring our food’s future.