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Growing Change in Scotland County

Growing Change in
Scotland County

In fall of 2011, Scotland County Cooperative Extension met with a licensed mental health therapist who had developed a clinical pilot program that combined intensive therapy, gardening, and service learning. The target audience was a group of ten male youths, ages 14 – 17, considered Dispositional II, one step away from incarceration, and who had been placed out-of-home, out-of- school and on probation.

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Growing Change in Scotland County

Growing Change in
Scotland County

In fall of 2011, Scotland County Cooperative Extension met with a licensed mental health therapist who had developed a clinical pilot program that combined intensive therapy, gardening, and service learning. The target audience was a group of ten male youths, ages 14 – 17, considered Dispositional II, one step away from incarceration, and who had been placed out-of-home, out-of- school and on probation.

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Ag and Economic Development

Farm Fresh Ventures,
one of more than 50 Bright Ideas collected from agents across the state. (Click on Success Stories to see more stories!)

Visit these success stories whenever you are looking for new ways to solve an old problem or to build local capacity. Some of these projects are big wins that may involve a significant amount of Extension time and others are small wins. Both play a vital role in the process of community economic development.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Integrating Community
and Economic Development - The Next 100 Years

May 13th, 2014 in Mt. Olive, NC and May 15, 2014 in Morganton, NC, we are holding one day regional training opportunities. Our theme this year is “Integrating Community and Economic Development in Extension - The next 100 years”. In Extension, we need to work with people and communities to take the knowledge we teach and put it to work. This takes many skills in program leadership, working with groups, helping community groups develop and implement plans for change, building board or organizational leadership capacity, bringing new people into decision making processes, etc. All of this and much more is community development practice and it builds and enhances all we do in our communities. To submit a proposal go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Z7TnyfuiFaaV89Q1lWh8fbdK7xBcPww0jSIYC9B0eac/viewform Timeline: March 24th 8 am Proposals due March 28, 2014 Proposal review complete and applicants informed March 31, 2014 Registration opens April 30, 2014 Registration deadline

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Boosting creativity

Boosting Creativity
in Committee Work!

I spent this week in intense meetings about the future of my organization. I am not sure I have ever been in such a fun and productive group. We only had 4 days to do our work, and it was overwhelming, but this group was the right mix of knowledge in their roles within the organization, personalities, skills, attitude, and creativity.

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Kale can change the world

How Kale Can Change the World popular

 Kale.  You’ve probably heard that it is a super food.  With tremendous cancer-fighting and cholesterol-lowering properties, kale is second to none in the grocery aisle.  If you eat enough of it, you may MORE »

Cultural Disharmony

An article on the impact cultural differences make in the workplace recently circulated among NC Thrive staff.  Published in the Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge online publication, “Cultural Disharmony Undermines Workplace Creativity” is spot-on MORE »

Sandhills Rolls Out the Green Fields Initiative

On September 26, 2013 citizens in the Sandhills Region of Lee, Moore, and Richmond Counties rolled out a new economic development plan for the region.  This plan, called the “Green Fields Initiative,” focuses MORE »

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Creating Rural Wealth and Enhancing Food Security for Rural America through Innovative Practices. Tue May 13 - Thu May 15, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Baltimore, MD, United States
— 4 weeks away
2014 CRD Regional Meetings Integration of Extension programming and Community and Economic development for the next 100 yearsTue May 13, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM Where:
Mt Olive, NC, United States
— 4 weeks away
2014 CRD Regional Meetings Integration of Extension programming and Community and Economic development for the next 100 yearsThu May 15, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM Where:
Morganton, NC, United States
— 4 weeks away
NACDEP 2014 - The Art of Reinvention.Sun Jun 22 - Wed Jun 25, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
— 2 months away
Community Development Society 2014 ConferenceSun Jul 20 - Wed Jul 23, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Dubuque, IA, United States
— 3 months away
Equity, Democracy, and the Commons: Counter-narratives for Rural Transformation.Wed Jul 30 - Sun Aug 3, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
New Orleans, LA, United States
— 3 months away
California Naturalist State-Wide Conference.Fri Oct 17 - Sun Oct 19, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
PDT Pacific Grove, CA
— 6 months away
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