No Seeds, No Problem: Growing Vegetables From Scraps

Some people like gardening because it is peaceful. Others enjoy harvesting their own herbs, fruits and vegetables. But whatever draws people to gardening, there’s been a dramatic surge in interest during the COVID-19 pandemic – and that has led to a shortage in the availability of seeds for home gardeners. But what about the seeds in that tomato you got at the store?

Keeping North Carolina Fed

NC State staff member heads the Food Supply Chain Working Group, a panel of industry experts, members of the agricultural community and government officials the state brought together last month to address food production and distribution issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UNC Asheville Students Use Virtual Tools to Provide Real Help for Local Students

The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program is all about providing structure and support to kids who face disenfranchisement in school, so they graduate and make the transition to college – typically becoming first-generation college students. And this spring has brought another huge transition for AVID students and their tutors, turning their in-person relationship into a “Google Meet relationship.”

Reflections on Giving Tuesday

Annual Event Serves as a Festive Culmination of Year-round Service Just on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, the unofficial national holiday focused solely on acts of generosity. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni all across the state are collaborating on donation campaigns, creating a groundswell of charitable giving. While charitable …

Making Spirits Bright

UNC System Holiday Traditions Catamounts are a rare breed, even in the most remote of locations, but experts are confident that, on Thanksgiving Day, 2019, more than 500 of them will gather at the corner of 77th St. and Central Park West. From there, they’ll wind their way downtown for more than two and a …

Biology professor receives NSF Breakthrough Technology Award to enhance food security

Gregory Copenhaver’s work at UNC-Chapel Hill aims to find a solution for food shortages around the world by advancing functional genomics and crop breeding. Biology professor Gregory Copenhaver has received a Breakthrough Technology Award from the National Science Foundation. The awards fund research aimed at advancing functional genomics and crop breeding. With more than 7.5 …

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