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As a Center we are involved in a number of projects that support food systems and community transformation on the ground including those that develop regional food systems, share farmer agroecological knowledge, support regenerative land management practices, and share stories of the people working from farmgate to dinnerplate. Find out more information below about each of the projects that we currently support. 

This partnerships project aims to explore and build capacity for a regional food system in the Roanoke Region of Southwest Virginia. 

Hear from the farmers who are protecting and conserving soil and water resources in Virginia. This narrative inquiry project features on-farm video interviews with 12 farmers. 

Listen in to the 4 the Soil podcast, unlocking the mysteries of soil by speaking with people at the forefront of the soil health movement. Hear and learn from farmers, agricultural professionals, conservation leaders, master gardeners, and many more on how and why to be 4 The Soil. 

The Center supports a number of agroforestry projects that train growers and agricultural educators in establishing and maintaining agroforestry systems. 

This project shares narratives or “stories” that express the diverse experiences of people working for food systems change, and include the voices of organizers and practitioners from across western North Carolina, southwest Virginia, and West Virginia.