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North Carolina Community Gardens Partners

Growing Community

The North Carolina Community Garden Partners (NCCGP) is a nonprofit membership organization made up of partners across the state interested in “growing” community gardens. We invite you to become a member and join this growing network!

NC Cooperative Extension Service

Blue Ridge National
Heritage Area Partnership grant applications due Oct. 1, 2014

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership is pleased to announce the availability of more grants! Applications in the new grant cycle are due by October 1, 2014, and funding decisions will be announced in January 2015.The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership offers matching grants to provide and leverage funding for innovative projects across the region which preserve, protect, and promote the rich historical, cultural, and natural heritage of Western North Carolina while stimulating economic opportunity.

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Integrating New Audiences popular

The demographics of North Carolina have changed significantly during the last two decades. Although the general public may believe this change is a result of the influx of immigrants moving to the state, MORE »

What is Dynamic Governance?

I attended a workshop on Dynamic Governance recently. While the concepts were not entirely unfamiliar to me, it wasn’t until I used them at a recent group facilitation that I noticed how big MORE »


Bye Bye to “Buy-in”

Today, I want to talk a little about community change.  In trying to create change, you will often hear professionals talk of “getting buy-in”. In other words, the professionals generate the solutions and MORE »

Mural in downtown West Jeferson, Ash County

Economic Development and the Arts

I recently attended the annual NC Main Street Conference with the hope of bringing back some new ideas to share with Extension especially in the area of downtown revitalization and economic development.  I was looking MORE »

Kale can change the world

How Kale Can Change the World

 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 »

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