Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pack 'N Cool

Pack 'N Cool unit

N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) has developed a mobile, cost-efficient cooling unit for farmers. The “Pack ‘N Cool” is a refrigerated trailer designed to keep fruits and vegetables at ideal temperatures during transport to and from farmers markets or as they’re harvested in farm fields. The unit was developed to be a free training tool and model that farmers can use for building their own versions.

View the full news release   “Pack ‘N Cool” Provides Farmers with Mobile Refrigeration Solution | Plants For Human Health Institute- as well as building instructions, step-by-step photos and a budget - on our website. A photo is attached as well ("Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie, postharvest physiologist with PHHI, coordinated development of the Pack 'N Cool.").

Very cool!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Organic Seed Finder Webinar: August 21, 2012

There's still time to register for  the next eOrganic webinar on August 21st: Sourcing Organic Seed Just Got Easier: An Introduction to Organic Seed Finder.

This webinar will be presented at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time).

Join Chet Boruff of the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies and Kristina Hubbard of the Organic Seed Alliance as they introduce the new Organic Seed Finder database, which will serve as a valuable tool for the organic community by providing reliable organic seed availability information. The webinar is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Find out more and register at http://www.extension.org/pages/64782