Monthly Archives: October 2015

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#TBT: Revisiting the Peanut Project: A Model of Farmer-Centered Innovation

To celebrate our 25th anniversary this year, we’ve started a new series that combines reflections on our history with the popular “Throwback Thursday” (#TBT) social media trend. Look for new articles tagged with #TBT here on Thursdays and join us for a look back on our history of working alongside farmers and rural communities.

Upcoming Farm Tour at Waterdog Farms in Hurdle Mills, NC

Join us for a farm tour on October 18th at Waterdog Farms​ in Hurdle Mills, NC (1-3 pm). The farm received a grant from our Agricultural Reinvestment Fund this year to scale up production of their herbs and tea plants. Check out this growing farm-to-cup business and enjoy free samples of their tasty herbal teas.

#TBT: Community Seed Bank Resource Kit

Almost 30 years ago in 1986, the Rural Advancement Fund produced a ‘community seed saving kit,’ titled the Community Seed Bank Resource Kit.
There are many reasons why it is important to preserve regionally adapted seeds, especially concerning genetic conservation.