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NC State Extension

Farmers Markets, Gardens, Low Impact Development, Green Infrastructure

Extension is especially well-positioned to help a community revitalize its downtown core through local foods. A recent report on the Impact of Extension Local Food Programming on Downtown Redevelopment provides a list of recommended steps to revitalize a community through local food enterprises. Growing a Healthy Economy with Local Foods instructs agents on how to strengthen local food system development in their region by learning the language of economic development. The Fork to Farmer initiative produces videos that  highlight the special relationship between farmers and the chefs they provide product to.