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Jeff Ensminger
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  • Durham, NC
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Agroecological FSA USDA Organoponico (Urban Farm)
A bit about me:
Founder of NEEM as an organization in Durham operating 11.2 urban acre "Organoponico NEEM" practicing Agroecology and replicating the Cuban model. Environmental Chef Farmer from the back to the Land movement in the 60's, the historic Green Peace meeting in Mystic in 1974 with Pete Seegar, the "organic period" as CEO of a natural foods company with the first 100% organic GMO free product and the blooming in the 90-'s of OG leading to the USDA Organic Seal to now and an Agroecological philosophy of point of origin sustainable production 1996 to date.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Grass fed beef Osso Bucco stewed in Espagnol with farm Tomatoes, fresh baked bread for the beef marrow butter and mixed Asian Greens with COOL™ Sesame Ginger dressing all made from sustainable production at Organoponico NEEM
Currently reading:
Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance by Fernando Funes (Cuba)
Currently listening to:
Farm Aid
My latest DIY project:
Preparation of the Kodak American Green ways/National Geographic Society national award winning trail for fall plantings along the trail of indigenous Southern and North Carolina edible, medicinal, annual and perennial cultivars in various environments (Black Cahosh, Ginseng, Ginger, Blue Cahosh, Blood Root, Paw Paw, Carolina Gold Rice in the wetland, North face Morels, Shitakes and Portabello mushrooms, Azola, Crayfish & innoculated Filberts.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Willie Nelson told me
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NEEM hosts Dr. Fernando Funes from Cuba

NEEM of Durham hosts the honorable Dr. Funes with cosponsors at Carolina Environmental Farming Systems, North Carolina State University, Carolina Farm Stewardship Members, Dr. Chambers, Agriservices Foundation & SEEDs  September 16 - 19 in the Triangle.

Public Presentations: 09/17 Raleigh NCSU Williams Hall 10AM and 09/18 Durham w/NEEM at SEEDs, 706 Gilbert 6:30PM Free with donation requested but not required…


Posted on September 13, 2014 at 8:28pm

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 3:39pm on September 18, 2014, Freda Butner said…

Welcome!  Be sure to keep in touch.  Freda

At 2:43pm on October 10, 2014, Jennifer said…

Hello, Jeff, and belated welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I’m the flock tender here: site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content. I’m so glad you found us and I’m sorry it’s taken me a while to say hello. As you probably know, HOMEGROWN.org is a little sibling of Farm Aid, and we’re still playing catch-up after the big concert last month in North Carolina.


But most importantly, I'm thrilled you’re here! It sounds like you’ve got your finger in all kinds of interesting pies! I hope you’ll turn up plenty of projects and ideas to spur you on, and I hope you’ll be game for sharing some of your own, too, in our member blog, The Stew—so much good stuff to choose from! Elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you ever need help finding your way around, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!

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