Dec. 1 is the deadline to apply for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ (CEFS) Incubator Farm Project. Through this project, CEFS will partner with communities to develop public lands (under ownership/long-term control of a county, municipality or state agency) into places that incubate new farm enterprises to support the future of North Carolina’s local food system.
Information on the project and the application process is available through www.ncnewfarmers.org, and for quick access to the application: go.ncsu.edu/lt7ok8. In 2012, up to five selected communities will kick off their projects with a visioning charrette, where the community will define its vision for a successful incubator farm. For information, contact project coordinator Joanna Lelekacs, with any questions – firstname.lastname@example.org.