Friday, July 29, 2011

Become a Friend of the NC Alternative Crops & Organics Program

Budget cuts are forcing us to get creative! If you think our program is valuable and would like us to continue to conduct research on medicinal herbs, organic agriculture, and new crops and to continue offering educational programs and online resources on these topics, please consider becoming a friend of our program by making a donation. Any amount would be helpful. We are requesting these funds to pay for the things that the grants won't usually cover. These are rather mundane, but so very important. Here are some examples: maintenance and parts for our two old pick-up trucks, general office supplies, refreshments to be served at educational programs, printer ink cartridges, long-distance phone charges, and internet charges. To make a donation, print this form, fill it out, and mail it in with a check made payable to the N.C. Agricultural Foundation. All donors will be listed as "Friends" here on my blog and on my websites unless you indicate otherwise. Thank you for your support.

When I first wrote this in July 2011 we were raising funds to pay for a 1997 Ford F-150 pick-up truck which we desperately needed.  My colleague agreed to let us have it if we could buy a camper cover for his other (much newer) truck.  The camper cover cost $1700.  Such a deal! 

UPDATE: As of May 2012, we have two Friends of our program. We were able to buy the camper so we have another pick-up truck in our program. Thank you!

UPDATE: As of January 2013 we have seven Friends of our program. Because of their generosity we were able to put two new tires and windshield wipers on our 1997 Ford pick-up truck, serve refreshments at several of our workshops, and purchase a subscription to a herbal publication we need for our studies. Thank you. I know this sounds like small stuff, but it makes a big difference in our program.


  1. Hi Jeanine,

    Don't know where you are on fund raising but reaches a lot of people around the world.


  2. Awesome post. Thanks for sharing this to us. Keep it up.

  3. I saw that you planted Passion there a market for it? We have some growing and would consider growing more if there is a market for it.

  4. Kimber925, there is growing demand for passionflower. More and more buyers are asking us about it.

  5. Just wanted to thank you Jeanine,
    tonight I made my family a pork loin with the ramps rub you so generously brought for our workshop learning about ramps. I did add some brown sugar and the family went nuts over the pork.....I laughed because it was really the ramps that stole the show. Thank you so much for the workshop and the rub!
    Patricia Jordan, DVM

    1. I modified the ramp rub recipe based on your comments! I added Optional: brown sugar can be mixed with the rub before using. Thanks.