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Funding and Support

Supporting NC Alternative Crops & Organics Program

Our program is almost completely funded by grants and gifts. If you value this program, we would appreciate your financial support. To become a Friend of the NC Alternative Crops and Organics Program, you can donate online here or print out this form and mail it in with your check. Thank you for your support!

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Financial Support and Grant Funding Provided to My Program by

  • Johnny’s Selected Seeds
  • Vitalis Seeds
  • High Mowing Seeds
  • North Carolina Agricultural Foundation
  • USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program via NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • USDA Organic Research & Extension Initiative Grant Program
  • USDA Specialty Crop Research & Extension Initiative Grant Program
  • USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program
  • USDA 1890 Capacity Building Grant
  • USDA Rural Jobs Accelerator Program
  • North Carolina State University Internal Grants
  • Friends of the NC Alternative Crops and Organics Program

Thank you for all your support!


Friends of the New Crops & Organics Program

  • Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
  • Blue Mountain Pizza
  • Bob Bero, B-Hoppy Candy
  • Cecelia King
  • Charles King
  • Corey Pine Shane
  • Curtis Meissner
  • Dave Slater
  • David Hofshi
  • David Kendall
  • Ellen Rubenstein Chelmis
  • Enza Zaden
  • Frank H. McDowell
  • Golden Needle Acupuncture Supply, Barry Thorne
  • Greg Jackson, Brandt
  • Herb Society of America-NC Unit
  • High Mowing Seeds
  • Howard Covington
  • Jack Weaver
  • Janell Kapoor, Ashevillage Institute
  • Jeannie Dunn, Red Moon Herbs
  • John McEvoy
  • Johnny Crisson, High Valley Ginseng
  • Johnny’s Selected Seeds
  • Judith Rybicki
  • Kenneth Spadola
  • Laura Kaderabek
  • Lisa Hager
  • Margaret Townsend
  • Mark and Terry Willis
  • Mary Wallace
  • Michelle Lewis, Riverwood Farm
  • Nan Covert
  • Nancy Long
  • NC Arboretum Society
  • NC Unit of Herb Society of America
  • One World Brewing Co.
  • Organic Growers School
  • Pangaea Plants LLC
  • Rock Gremillion
  • Rita Pelczar & John Wright
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Stan Driver, Hoot n’ Holler Hops
  • Steve Propst
  • Susan Coleman Fedor
  • Thomas G. Miller
  • Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Transylvania County
  • Troy Ball
  • Travis Long
  • Trent Gilland
  • Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.

And the many others who have donated anonymously or have donated on-line and did not state that their names could be posted. Thank you!