Building a resilient future together through food and community.
A foragable community is a collective of community organizations working to increase public participation in local foodways to enhance the sustainability and resilience of their region.
A collective of community members, led by local food businesses, working together to educate themselves and others about local foodways through community-based education programs and public events.
Use our resources to learn more about how foodways education enhances community resilience and and how you can get started developing teaching materials and designing events for your region.
Local organizations who want to enhance the resilience of their region by leading community-based education and development that encourages people to cultivate sustainable food systems.
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Traditional Foods of the Piedmont: Ramps
Traditional Foods of the Piedmont: Ramps Allium tricoccum PLANT TYPE: Wild perennial PREFERRED SETTING: Understory of temperate hardwood forests from Canada to Georgia LIGHT: Direct sunlight in early spring SOIL TYPE: Rich, loose, moist soil high in organic matter...
The Piedmont’s Next Chapter
This is the last in a series of five blogs that explore the 10,000 year history of human relationship to the land in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Other blogs in this series include The Long Story of Catawba Run, Indigenous Cultures of the Piedmont, European...
Land as Material: Harvesting Clay in the Piedmont
Rachel Brown hand coils a piece of pottery in 1908. Rachel Brown is one of the links in the ancestral chain keeping Catawba pottery alive for future generations of potters. Image Credit: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0Walking into a local North Carolina art gallery, a small clay...