Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Horticultural Extension Agent Hired for Durham County

Cheralyn Schmidt as pictured on
Photo by Ford Burkhardt.

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension has hired Cheralyn Schmidt as the new Horticultural Extension Agent for Durham County.

Cheralyn has over seven years working with the University of Arizona, Pima County Cooperative Extension. She has served as Program Coordinator for the Garden Kitchen, a commercially licensed culinary and gardening facility; managed efforts of the Garden Kitchen Master Gardener Team, to install, certify and maintain gardens in collaboration with organizations serving low-income families; and worked with area farmers in US/Mexico border region to promote growing fresh and local foods. She has a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Arizona in Nutritional Sciences and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Arizona.

Cheralyn will oversee the Master Gardener Volunteer program, the Briggs Ave. Community Garden in addition to her other Agent responsibilities for Durham County. She can be reached at the NC Cooperative Extension office, 721 Foster Street, Durham. Cheralyn's email is cmschmi5@ncsu.edu. 

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