The North Carolina Coastal Federation holds a Coastal Speakers Series, where experts address various topics, from oysters to organic gardens to local avian diversity. Becky Peter is the Community Engagement Fellow with the NCCF and spoke with us about the series. The upcoming topic is organic gardening and we heard from Evan Folds, the founder and owner of Progressive Gardens about healthy soil and a few things we need to know to grow plants locally.
Local government representatives are joining with environmental advocates and business leaders to create an alternative to a controversial recommendation from the Garner economic development report. Instead of doing away with the special use permit process, they hope to cut the red tape for some industries.