Nature & Agriculture

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Unearthed: Feast Down East

Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Feast Down East is a nonprofit that ensures the livelihoods of small-scale farmers through community outreach.
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Fogwood Food Puts Local Produce on the Map

Brenda Sutton puts her energy into running Fogwood Farm with her husband, Rex Inman, in an effort to reduce food waste and encourage others to buy local.
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Blowing Rock Snowman Creates Winter Magic

Even when there are no clouds, Steve Stanley, mountain manager of Appalachian Ski Mountain, makes so much snow that sometimes surrounding roads are coated with the stuff.

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The Weatherman of Ashe County: Joe Mullis

A Creston resident reads the world around him — rather than charts and graphs — to forecast the winter.

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The Triangle’s TerraVita Bolsters Healthy Appetites

Colleen Minton founded TerraVita, a weekend event every autumn that showcases and offers local food, drink, and ways to prepare them that aren’t only good for your health, but good for the land, too.

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Snow Dazed: Snow Days in North Carolina

On bread, milk, and North Carolina’s complicated relationship with winter weather.
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A Christmas Wish for a Pony Lives on at Southern Oaks Farm

On a farm in Moore County, a lifelong horsewoman tends a stable filled with dreams come true.

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Asheville: Bee City USA

Asheville earned the title as the first Bee City USA in 2012. Today, its bees and beekeepers continue to thrive.
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Tobacco Soldiers On: The Story of the Tobacco Industry in North Carolina

Fifty years ago, the landmark surgeon general’s report on smoking and health shook the tobacco industry in North Carolina. Today, farmers and their fields are turning over new leaves.
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From Dirt to Shirt: Mindful Supply Co.

The story of a Mindful Supply Co. T-Shirt unfolds entirely on Carolina soil.
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