Hear the latest from the NCCC Board of Directors, staff and interns, and have an opportunity to make your own nominations! PLUS we have a powerful lineup of talented, intelligent, and inspiring speakers you will not want to miss!
New Members, New Technology, and high-level, effective collaborations
Dr. Janel Ohletz- Shares the path from her previous work as a sustainable farming and food advocate to her new role as agriculture supply chain manager with Plantd.
Dr. Laura Kavanaugh and Martin Crompton- Share how Union Grove Farm Vineyard, Chapel Hill, NC in collaboration with Genome Insights LLC, is applying regenerative farming methods to grow a novel seedless muscadine table grape; a groundbreaking approach in the grape industry.
Sarah Justice and Leigh Williams –Share how the Town of Cary launched a food waste recycling drop-off and partnered with the non-profit Toward Zero Waste (TZW)to help develop outreach and education.
Marie Davis and Riley Alber- Describe how the synergy between the Coastal Composting Council (a regional committee of the NCCC) in finding an advocate in New Hanover County government, influenced the creation of the first County composting site, which then led to the Wilmington Composting Company siting and permitting of a private regional 75-acre facility.
Christine Wittmeier – Shares in her new role as Organics Recycling Specialist for NCDEQ in the Division of Environmental Assistance and Customer Service (NCDEACS). Before her recent move, she was Environmental Programs Supervisor at Henderson County Solid Waste.