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Edible Landscaping with Matthew Lebon
NCAT Horticulture Specialist Guy Ames talks with Matthew Lebon about edible landscaping or the practice of integrating edible plants into ornamental landscaping
New Podcast Episode: "Edible Landscaping"
In this episode of ATTRA’s Voices from the Field podcast, NCAT Horticulture Specialist Guy Ames talks with Matthew Lebon about edible landscaping, or the practice of integrating edible plants into ornamental landscaping. Lebon is the visionary behind Custom Foodscaping in St. Louis, Mo. The two delve into the intricacies of shaping the land with food […]
Now Accepting Graduate Student Grant Proposals
Proposals must be submitted using the online system by 4 p.m. central time, April 18, 2024.
New Podcast Episode: "Building Local Food Systems in Montana"
In this episode of ATTRA's Voices from the Field podcast, NCAT Local Food Systems Specialist Maura Henn speaks with Michal DeChellis of the Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) in Montana. Their conversation focuses on building resilient community food webs and connecting communities to local food solutions. DeChellis is AERO’s program manager for the Montana Food […]
NCR-SARE Seeks Agribusiness Rep for Administrative Council
NCR-SARE is seeking an agribusiness representative for our Administrative Council who is interested in making agriculture more sustainable.
NCR-SARE's 2023 Professional Development Awards
NCR-SARE awarded more than $1.28 million to 13 grant projects that will train agricultural educators.
SARE Seeking National Program Manager in Support of Food Loss and Food Waste Initiative in 2024
Distributed by SARE Outreach on behalf of Southern SARE. To apply, log in to or create an account in the SARE Grant Management System using the link below. For more information, contact Southern SARE Program Director Jeff Jordan at email@example.com. GRIFFIN, Georgia -- In 2024, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program will initiate a $10 […]
New SARE Bulletin: Best Practices for the Sustainable Urban Farm
For decades, urban farms and community gardens have helped meet demand for fresh and local produce. Urban farming creatively utilizes limited space, conserves land and transforms vacant lots or buildings into productive greenspaces. Farming in cities can be a rewarding way for communities to grow healthy food while receiving a wide range of other interrelated environmental, […]
NCR-SARE's 2023 Research and Education Awards
17 projects were awarded a total of more than $4 million through this NCR-SARE grant program for researchers and educators involved in projects that explore and promote environmentally sound, economically viable, and socially responsible food and/or fiber systems.
NCR-SARE's 2023 Graduate Student Awards
22 projects were awarded more than $323,000 through this NCR-SARE grant program.
New Podcast Episode: "Breeding Squash for Disease Resistance and Eating Quality"
This episode of ATTRA's Voices from the Field podcast highlights the importance of local seed development and encourages passionate farmers to begin their own seed growing journey.
A Path to Farm Community
Farmers, like all of us, need time and strength to focus on relationships, health, healing and a sense of belonging, yet many agriculture service providers are unable to give wellness the attention it needs. A recent Cornell Small Farms project, Reconnecting with Purpose, aimed to provide farmers with additional support to cope with the hard […]
Water and Wonderment Abounds on WI State Tour for SARE Fellows
They gathered from their respective home waters—the Yahara, Shenendoah, Black Root, Vermillion, Marias, from Kansas, and all the way to the Delta and Everglades Basin—in fellowship to learn from the foodsheds of the dairy state and each other. State-based study tours are the current that charts the course for participants of the SARE Fellows program. […]
NCR-SARE's 2023 Youth Educator Grants
In 2023, NCR-SARE awarded more than $85,000 to 15 projects to educators who seek to provide programming on sustainable agriculture for youth.
New Podcast Episode: "The Commercial Potential of Mulberries in the Midwest"
In this episode of ATTRA's Voices from the Field podcast, Weston Lombard and NCAT Sustainable Horticulture Specialist Guy Ames discuss the commercial possibilities and challenges mulberries present, along with different cultivars and growing strategies.
Changing Lives Through Better Communication
After a particularly stressful first year of farming on his own, organic vegetable farmer Marc Cavatorta was seeking support from other farmers. He found it when he attended a reflective retreat held not far from his farm in Palermo, Maine. “The retreat offered a chance to be with other farmers who were willing to talk […]
NCR-SARE Now Hiring: Associate Director
NCR-SARE is hiring a full-time Associate Director.
NCR-SARE Seeking Review Committee Members
NCR-SARE is seeking members for our grant review committees. Apply today.
NCR-SARE Now Hiring: Farmer Rancher Grant Coordinator
NCR-SARE is hiring a full-time Farmer Rancher Grant Program Coordinator.
New SARE Video: Ecological Weed Management at the Martens Farm
Farmers nationwide are tackling the challenge of using ecological principles to manage weeds using fewer herbicides. Understanding the biology of weeds is key to helping producers adopt innovative strategies that achieve strong yields while adapting to changing consumer preferences. Three new videos from SARE illustrate how Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens manage weeds without chemicals on […]