WHERE TRAVELER MAGAZINE
BY MYRA WRIGHT ON 04/28/17
As people search for ways to eat healthy, buy local and save on groceries, it’s no surprise that community gardens and urban farms are booming across the country. If you’re looking for places to buy fresh produce during your visit to the Raleigh-Durham region, here are a few gardens and farms that prove city-based agriculture is more than a passing trend.
Camden Street Learning Garden
In June 2014, the Camden Street Learning Garden was born in southeast Raleigh with the purchase of several vacant lots by the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, a hunger-relief organization in the Triangle.
“Since then, we’ve transformed it into a space where there are community growing plots, and people can grow food for free,” said Katie Murray, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Raleigh urban agriculture programs manager.
Through its Seed to Supper program, a six-week gardening course, the organization is working to educate and teach community members.
“For families that are experiencing some level of food insecurity, we provide them with the training and the tools and all the supplies they need to start their own garden on our site,” said Murray.
In addition to garden plots, the Camden garden site has a greenhouse, rain-harvesting system, indoor teaching kitchen, two bee hives, a food forest with perennials such as fruit trees, and culinary and medicinal herbs. Camden Street Learning Garden offers programs for adults and after-school groups, in addition to volunteer opportunities. 315 Camden St., Raleigh; 919-469-4301
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