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Kid in Tree


The North Carolina 4-H Plants and Soils program is striving to grow another generation of youth engaged in the agricultural and natural world. Find out what we are doing here!

Food Rebel

This piece by PBS’ Food Forward (especially the first 9 minutes) tells the story of FoodCorps. It follows our own NC North Carolina fellow Caroline Stover as she meets with at cabbage farmer, works on developing the product, and leads kids through a cabbage slaw taste test.

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Sparks of Enthusiasm

When Leah Klaproth started growing sweetpotatoes with her classrooms, she hoped that they would love them as much as did. Turns out gardening can make a big difference!

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NC FoodCorps to plant the White House Kitchen Garden!

Tim Williams, NC FoodCorps Service Member with Feast Down East will plant with the First Lady Michelle Obama, School Children and other FoodCorps Service Members at the 6th annual White House Kitchen Garden.

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FoodCorps Garden Build Day Enhances Program

Over 100 volunteers from United Health Care partnered with Guilford County Cooperative Extension’s FoodCorps program to plant blueberries, figs, mulch, compost, and more!

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North Carolina Dig In at NJHA

From creating festive flower arrangements from the backyard to delving into the details of strawberry production, youth from North Carolina traveled to Virginia to share their favorite plant stories at the 79th annual National Junior Horticultural Association’s annual convention in Williamsburg.

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Growing a Healthier Lifestyle for Our Children

FoodCorps Feast Down East service member, Casey Hancock and supervisor, Jane Steigerwald are growing and cooking good news at Lincoln Elementary in Brunswick County!

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Camden County Team Wins!

Four Camden County youth exercised their plant identification skills and knowledge to win the state 4-H Horticulture Contest!

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Junior Master Gardener Fundraising Opportunity

Junior Master Gardener & Growums Partner to Offer Unique, Proven & GREEN Fundraiser Opportunity.  Students sell Growums - themed garden starter kits.

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Veggie Vision: NBC Spotlights Moore County Program

Moore County’s Communities in Schools’ FirstSchool Garden program is featured on NBC Nightly News for its partnership with FoodCorps.  Read the article in The Pilot!

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NC FoodCorps featured on NBC NIghtly News

Out with the pizza, in with the veggies! 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 17 percent of American children are obese, triple what the rate was in 1980. NBC’s John Yang reports that schools are increasingly the focus of efforts to try to get kids to eat healthier.

Watch our NC FoodCorps program featured on NBC Nightly News

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