The Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI) cultivates markets, policies, and communities that support thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms. Their Come To The Table program’s mission is to relieve hunger and strengthen just and sustainable agriculture in rural North Carolina, by engaging and mobilizing people of faith, farmers, and communities. North Carolina Community Garden Partners became a project of RAFI’s CTTT initiative in 2017, adding community gardening as a tool for food security, environmental awareness, food growing education, and community building in rural, urban, suburban and transitional areas.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCE) was one of the original founders of NCCGP and continues to be a lead supporter of the organization.
NCCE partners with communities to deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians. The two-land grant universities in NC where Cooperative Extension is based are NC Agricultural and Technical State University (NCATSU) in Greensboro and NC State University (NCSU) in Raleigh. There are also county offices in all 100 NC counties. Nationally, Cooperative Extension provides educational programming in five key areas: • sustaining agriculture and forestry • protecting the environment • maintaining viable communities • developing responsible youth • developing strong, healthy and safe families
Resourceful Communities is a grassroots network that implements the triple bottom line in low-wealth communities by building capacity and a statewide movement that advocates for sustainable economic development, social justice, and environmental stewardship.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) and the North Carolina Recreation & Park Association (NCRPA) have joined forces to establish a community garden in all 100 counties by the end of 2013. This initiative, Nourishing North Carolina, partnered with and provided support to NCCGP by funding the creation of this website among other things. Thank you Nourishing NC!
In 2007, Burt’s Bees established The Greater Good Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization designed to further our mission of responsible environmental stewardship. The Greater Good Foundation empowers non-profit, grassroots initiatives whose efforts inspire us, particularly in the areas of protecting honeybees, supporting sustainable agriculture, and supporting our local Durham community.
The Western NC Alliance for Gardens That Give is a group of volunteers, garden managers and other participants representing diverse models of community gardens in WNC that have one main thing in common: they grow food for donation. Our mission is to support each other’s success through the sharing of resources, experience and knowledge as well as to support the startup of other “Gardens That Give”.
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