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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.
NEWS & OBSERVER - The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle has long been a force of good in Raleigh, redistributing unused food from restaurants, grocery stores and other retail businesses to programs and organizations that feed the hungry.
Last week in honor of 9/11, we were thrilled to have volunteers all across the Triangle help Inter-Faith Food Shuttle pack bags for BackPack Buddies, work on our Wake County Teaching Farm, and prep our new Urban Agriculture Training Center! Volunteers signed up as part of Activate Good's Activate Raleigh Day of Service. Check out the photos from the work day at our Urban Ag Training Center - volunteers scraped paint off the windows (the building used to be an old skating rink), took up old carpet, washed walls to prep for painting, swept and mopped the floors, primed and painted walls, and helped with some maintenance outside. What amazing transformation can happen with the power of volunteers!
Wondering what will take place in our new Urban Ag Training Center? For one thing, Urban Ag training workshops! First up, we have both community and youth urban ag workshops!
We are proud to announce our first annual Plant the Pavement! Workshop Series, a collaborative effort to bring Growing Power's innovative model of food production and community empowerment to North Carolina.
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is the only Growing Power Regional Outreach Training Center in North Carolina, and the only one in the country with a focus on training young people.
Youth Workshops for school groups Nov. 8-9, 2012
Community Workshop Nov. 10 & 11, 2012
Details on the workshops here:
Online registration, workshop schedule and session details are available at: http://www.rsvpbook.com/plantthepavement2012