Charlotte Area Food Systems Map


Rivendell Farms of the Carolinas (RFC) is partnering with the Piedmont Culinary Guild, Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council, Center for Environmental Farming Systems and the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association to recreate a dynamic, multifunctional, comprehensive food systems map of the Charlotte area. This will be a resource for the general public as well as a

STEM Education


Rivendell Farms of the Carolinas (RFC) is dedicated to promoting STEM education in local education systems. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. By tying in environmental sustainability and agriculture, STEM learning becomes a very practical and hands-on academic learning tool. STEM education can also be used to teach valuable life and technical skills

Voluntary Agricultural District (VAD) for Mecklenburg County


Rivendell Farms of the Carolinas (RFC) is teaming with Mecklenburg Soil & Water Conservation District, Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council and University of North Carolina at Charlotte to obtain a Voluntary Agricultural District (VAD) for Mecklenburg County. A VAD is a county run program that works to accomplish 4 main goals, Encourage the voluntary preservation

Sustainability Mini Series


The Rivendell Farms of the Carolinas (RFC) team is passionate about showing people the practical side to sustainability. Our Sustainability Mini Series will consist of a set of lectures and presentations on a variety of different topics related to sustainable living. We will be hosting this series at several locations across the Charlotte region. Locations

Urban Farm Management in a local Food Desert


• 2016 – 2017 • 1-acre, sustainable urban farm in east Charlotte, NC • Crops grown support 700+ meal recipients for Charlotte’s “meals-on-wheels” organization • Crops also support two farmers markets in food deserts • Plan crop rotations with the intention of conducting year-round, weekly harvests of seasonal produce • Supervise groups of volunteers to

Assistant Goat Cheesemaker


• 2016 – 2018 • 24 member goat herd • 80+ pounds of cheese produced and sold weekly, year-round • 5 different forms of soft cheese produced: chevre, ricotta, feta, cream cheese, formage • In-house management of all steps in the cheese making process: herd health & maintenance, milk production, cheese production, aging, packaging, distribution

Mecklenburg County Beekeeper’s Association Bee School


• 2017 • 10 week course taught by Certified Beekeepers in Charlotte, NC • Topics Include: Bee Biology & Behavior, Equipment Choices, Controlling Varroa Mites, among others • State issued beekeeper certification exam at the end of course • Mentorship opportunities with certified beekeepers • Continued education opportunities through membership to Mecklenburg County Beekeeper’s Association

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