- By Monique Brady
- Posted Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Celebrating NC A& T Small Farms Week 2022
The Cooperative Extension at North Carolina A&T State University celebrated their 36th annual Small Farms week, March 21-March 26. Small Farms week is a time when small-scale farms/ urban farms are recognized for their efforts to provide fresh produce to their community throughout North Carolina. To learn more information about Small Farms Week, please visit https://www.ncat.edu/caes/cooperative-extension/small-scale-agriculture-development/sfw/index.php
This year, Forsyth County participated in the annual Small Farms Week Food Drive. Annually, we would collect nonperishable items and donate them to a food bank. This year, we donated a meal to families by collecting non-perishable items for “Extension at the Table”. This year's theme allowed us to collect non-perishable items to provide a Chicken Chili Meal. Our goal was to be able to donate 10 meals. However, due to donations we collected, we were able to provide at least 20 meals (serving 4 to 5 members) to families that attend Kimberely Park Elementary School. If you are interested in learning more about North Carolina A&T State University Small Farm week in the future or about small-scale farming, please contact Celine Richard at 336-703-2850.