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  1. Building an oasis in the desert

    A commentary on food deserts and local responses to eliminate them Is it ... public health and the financial consequences seen in our local and national infrastructures, we must develop viable options to address ...

    admin - Nov 10, 2014

  2. A new champion for the region’s farmers

    ... Just west of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River, a start-up farm and food council is emerging with a vision to fill small farmers’ wallets with money and the Charlotte region’s plates with local food. Farm and Food Council launches in Anson, ...

    Visitor (not verified) - Nov 04, 2014

  3. Beer: Is it zoned out?

    ... sprout across the Charlotte region, an industry group of local brewers and beer lovers is working with Charlotte planners to make city ... Downtown Revitalization ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Food Homebrew Land Use Local Foods PLANNING ...

    Visitor (not verified) - Nov 04, 2014

  4. Cabarrus' Lomax farm faces uncertain future

    ... of support from neighbors, members of the region’s local foods movement, even Cabarrus County native Scott Avett of the Avett ... An urban farm to cultivate more than crops Local food craze swamps area markets How Charlotte’s local food movement ...

    Chuck McShane - Oct 07, 2014

  5. Robin Emmons

    ... is the Founder and Executive Director of Sow Much Good, a local non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating socio-economic, racial ... resulting from lack of access to nutritionally dense food products based on status, geographic location or any combination of ...

    Visitor (not verified) - Nov 10, 2014

  6. Is retail's future on display in region?

    ... 516. The Richfield store, newly built between a Food Lion-anchored strip center and a Dollar General near N.C. 49 and U.S. 52, ... store, the company tries to tailor the product selection to local customers’ needs. As a sign on the front door boasts, the Richfield ...

    Visitor (not verified) - Nov 04, 2014

  7. Bald-faced hornets – master builders

    Is there a hornets' nest in your local park? Your backyard? Bald-faced hornets might have built an elaborate ... noticed. Is there a hornets' nest in your local park? Your backyard? Bald-faced hornets might have built an elaborate ... special treatment.      Bald-faced hornets are a food source for a number of species. They also prey upon other insects, ...

    John Chesser - Nov 06, 2014

  8. Christy Shi

    ... Community-based food systems consultant Shi-Day Consulting ... Your Farms, LLC, an organization focused on rebuilding the local food system in the Charlotte region.  Know Your Farms works on alternative models of local food distribution, fostering intra-grower cooperation, and advocates for ...

    Visitor (not verified) - Oct 19, 2014

  9. Sustainability report card ranks Mecklenburg fair to middling

    ... Sustainability Report Card Category Local Trend National Comparison Air Quality B C Energy Use A C Equity/Empowerment C C Food D C Jobs/Income C C Land Use D D ...

    Mary Newsom - Oct 08, 2014

  10. Keep up with the Institute for Social Capital: July newsletter

    ... Data in the news: Why do state and local school agencies underinvest in evidence? “State and local leaders ... February 15 & August 15 Social services (food, shelter and clothing), health and welfare, children’s education, ...

    admin - Oct 07, 2014