North Carolina SARE
             Sustainable Agriculture

                    Events Calendar 2014

This calendar lists Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) Seasons of Sustainable Agriculture (SOSA) events, and other events and happenings throughout the state and nation. 

North Carolina Regional Events follow state and national events.


Registration is required for all CEFS events unless otherwise noted. For further information concerning CEFS events, contact or call 919-513-0954.

Sustainable agriculture events listed here and other events may be eligible for NCCES Educators travel scholarships. Contact Carol Moore for details.





Woodland Steward Course Series in Western North Carolina

July – August

Woodland owners interested in managing their land and developing an understanding of the basic principles of woodland stewardship are invited to participate

Location: Various places in Western NC


Contact: Addie Thornton, email:, phone: 919-515-5065


 NCSU's 15th Vermiculture Conference

July 31- August 1, Thursday and Friday

A conference about earthworm farming and commercial vermicomposting taught by industry experts for beginners or seasoned earthworm farm operators.






 6th National Sustainable Agriculture Education Association (SAEA) Conference

August 3-6, 2014, Sunday-Wednesday

“Celebrating our diversity through sustainable agriculture education”

Location: North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Central Carolina Community College (CCCC)


This event is eligible for an NC SARE travel scholarship. Please contact Carol Moore

for more information.





Eastern Triangle Farm Tour

Saturday-Sunday, September 20-21, 2014

Visit 27 Farms Including Six New Farms!
Farms opened 1–5 PM both days






American Farmland Trust's National Conference: Farmland, Food and Livable Communities

October 20-22, Monday-Wednesday

The Farmland, Food and Livable Communities conference will bring together leading experts from around the country for the first nationwide conference focused on farming, land use and food policy.

Location: Lexington, KY





Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Monday-Wednesday,November 10-12, 2014

Greenville, South Carolina

Save the dates! Note the new days of the week for the ocnference.



North Carolina Area Events


Hoke County:

Fresh Produce Safety Program and Plan Development

(Prerequisite - Part 1). 

August 12, Tuesday, 9 am-4 pm

Laptop required for this section.

Location:   Hoke County Cooperative Extension, 116 W. Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376

Contact: Trish Tripp, CFSA Local Produce Safety Coordinator at 336-458- 6980,




Mecklenberg County:

The Mecklenburg Cooperative Extension Sustainable Living Series

March-October 2014
The series is a collaboration of Mecklenburg Family and Consumer Sciences and Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners to provide citizens with education to incorporate sustainable practices into their lifestyle. From gardening to canning, the Sustainable Living Series connects families with nature, nutrition and sustainability in a practical and fun way!
Contact: Kristin Davis at 704.336.2082 or email at


New River Area:


Enhancing Sustainability Workshop Series                       





If you have difficulty browsing to any of the above sites, please copy the url address onto your web browser or email to the given email address.

Carol Moore
NC SARE PDP Program Coordinator
1149 Dogwood St
Burlilnton, NC 27217
919 273 6322

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To have your event listed here please email details to Carol Moore