Skip to main content

NC State Extension

Funding and Support

en Español / em Português

El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.

Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.


Inglês é o idioma de controle desta página. Na medida que haja algum conflito entre o texto original em Inglês e a tradução, o Inglês prevalece.

Ao clicar no link de tradução, um serviço gratuito de tradução será ativado para converter a página para o Português. Como em qualquer tradução pela internet, a conversão não é sensivel ao contexto e pode não ocorrer a tradução para o significado orginal. O serviço de Extensão da Carolina do Norte (NC State Extension) não garante a exatidão do texto traduzido. Por favor, observe que algumas funções ou serviços podem não funcionar como esperado após a tradução.


English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.

Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.

Collapse ▲

Please Support the NC Alternative Crops & Organics Program-Jeanine Davis

Our program, in the Department of Horticultural Science, 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. If you donate online, please drop me an email ( at the same time indicating if it is okay to recognize you on this page or not (otherwise I won’t know and will keep you anonymous, but I like to post your names publicly!). Thank you for your support!

Give Nowchevron_right

Current Grant Funding Provided by

  • Edwards Mother Earth Foundation via Appalachian Sustainable Development and Virginia Tech University
  • Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies, Appalachian Regional Commission via Virginia Tech University (ARC/ARISE)
  • North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services New and Emerging Crops Program
  • Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources (RTCAR)
  • USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program via NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • USDA Organic Research & Extension Initiative Grant Program via Purdue University
  • USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program via Organic Growers School and Virginia Tech University
  • USDA AFRI Workforce Development Program via Virginia Tech University

Current Funding through Research Agreements

  • US Forest Service

Gifts provided to the Friends of the New Crops & Organics Program

In 2024:

In 2023:

  • Lee Barnes

In Previous Years:

  • Amanda Vickers, Bent Creek Institute
  • Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
  • Asheville Truffle Experience
  • Ben Gilbert
  • Blue Mountain Pizza
  • Bob Bero, B-Hoppy Candy
  • Cara Frank
  • Cecelia King
  • Charles King
  • Corey Pine Shane
  • Curtis Meissner
  • Dave Slater
  • David Hofshi
  • David Kendall
  • Ellen Rubenstein Chelmis
  • Enza Zaden
  • Frank H. McDowell
  • Franny’s Farmacy (in-kind)
  • Gaia Herbs
  • Gary and Susan Ward
  • Golden Needle Acupuncture Supply, Barry Thorne
  • Greg Jackson, Brandt
  • Herb Society of America-NC Unit
  • High Mowing Seeds
  • Howard Covington
  • Jack Weaver
  • James Hager
  • 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
  • Lee Barnes
  • Lisa Hager
  • Lori Lacy, Appalachian Growers
  • Lorri Burra, Green Heart Gardens
  • Margaret Townsend
  • Mark and Terry Willis
  • Mary Wallace
  • Mary Wiebe
  • Michelle Lewis, Riverwood Farm
  • Nadja Cech
  • Nan Covert
  • Nancy Learn
  • Nancy Long
  • New Red Moon LLC
  • NC Arboretum Society
  • NC Unit of Herb Society of America
  • One World Brewing Co.
  • Organic Growers School
  • Pangaea Plants LLC
  • Rebecca King
  • Red Moon Herbs
  • Rock Gremillion
  • Rita Pelczar & John Wright
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Stan Driver, Hoot n’ Holler Hops
  • Steve Propst
  • Susan Coleman Fedor
  • Dr. Thomas Garren
  • Thomas G. Miller
  • Transylvania Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers
  • Troy Ball
  • Travis Long
  • Trent Gilland
  • Twisted Trunk Brewing Co.
  • Vitalis Seeds
  • Waynesville Garden Club

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!

Written By

Jeanine Davis, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Jeanine DavisExtension Specialist, Herbs / Organics / Specialty Crops / Vegetables / Hemp Call Dr. Jeanine Email Dr. Jeanine Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Page Last Updated: 2 months ago
Was the information on this page helpful? Yes check No close