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The Food Bank That Doesn’t Just Give Away Food—It Teaches You to Grow It

The Food Bank That Doesn’t Just Give Away Food—It Teaches You to Grow It

A Tucson, Arizona, urban farm brings residents better nutrition and builds community. It’s a win-win. An example of a different agricultural approach is Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, which serves seven North Carolina counties, recovering and gleaning about 6 million pounds of food a year that would otherwise have gone to waste. 

Broughton High student starts 5K

Broughton High student starts 5K

NEWS & OBSERVER - For many people, access to healthy food is never an issue. It’s there in the grocery store down the street, and it’s within a family’s budget.  But that’s not true for everyone. Some neighborhoods lack stores with healthy options, and some people struggle to afford anything but cheap, processed foods.  Meredith Brown, a 17-year-old junior at Broughton High School, wants to change that.

Explore Urban Farms and Community Gardens of the Triangle

Explore Urban Farms and Community Gardens of the Triangle

WHERE TRAVELER - 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.

Urban Gardens: Building Community and Fellowship One Tomato At a Time

Urban Gardens: Building Community and Fellowship One Tomato At a Time

Growing our own vegetables can be tricky and a little scary – for those of us who have parents who garden, we learned from errors and earned our successes, but what if you’ve never gardened before?