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Food Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Why, What and How We Eat: Duke & Durham

Duke Sanford World Policy Center

The World Food Policy Center is a research, education, and convening organization within Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Our mission is to advance connected and inclusive food system policy and practice in support of equity and resilience of local/national/global food systems.

New! Digging Durham Seed Library

Durham County Library’s Digging Durham Seed Library provides a repository for seeds and training for its patrons. 

Its missiion is to improve local sustainable food sources, enhance food security, develop local biodiversity and boost Durham’s foodie culture.

NC Cooperative Extension

North Carolina Cooperative Extension (NCCES) is a university-based consumer education, information and research dept.  Resources include:

Triangle Area Food Organizations

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

CEFS is a partnership between NCSU, N.C. A & T and the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS).

Its mission is to develop and promote food and farming systems that protect the environment, strengthen local communities and provide economic opportunities in North Carolina and beyond.

See their action guide, "From Farm to Fork: A Guide to Building North Carolina's Sustainable Local Food Economy:"

At Duke

  • Duke Campus Farm, one-acre fruit and vegetable farm and educational facility that provides the Duke community with produce
  • Farmhand, Nicholas School student group that provides physical labor for local small-scale farmers that produce healthy food for the Durham/Triangle community