Lessons from a community garden in Raleigh

Lessons from a community garden in Raleigh


THE CDC REPORTS THESE ARE MOSTLY OCCURRING AMONG PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT VACCINATED. A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS IN A RALEIGH COMMUNITY GARDEN DOING MORE THAN JUST GROWING FRESH FRUITS AND VEGGIES. THE CBS 17 CARES STORY, I DISCOVERED HOW THIS ACRE OF LAND IS SPROUTING NEW HOPE AND NEW LIFE SKILLS FOR MANY FAMILIES. AT THE CAMDEN STREET LEARNING GARDEN IN RALEIGH, PEOPLE ARE GETTING MUCH MORE THAN LESSONS ON PLANTING. USED TO GROW FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES TO SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY. URBAN AGRICULTURE EDUCATION MANAGER SAYS THIS GARDEN IS A PART OF THE INTERFAITH FOOD SHUTTLE’S MISSION TO HELP END HUNGER. I THINK THAT PRODUCE CAN BE REALLY EXPENSIVE; RIGHT? THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THE FOOD SHUTTLE REALLY FOCUSES ON DISTRIBUTING FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. 30% OF OUR PRODUCE IS FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WE TRY TO SHARE. VOLUNTEERS CAN PLANT, SHARE THE FOOD THEY GROW AND EAT IT FOR FREE WHILE ALSO FEEDING FAMILIES WHO NEED IT MOST. THEY SAY THEY ARE GAINING PURPOSE BY HELPING OUT. HAD A LOT OF STUFF HAPPEN TO ME. I JUST TRY TO KEEP MYSELF OCCUPIED AND BUSY. TO KEEP ME DISTRACTED FROM THE BAD STUFF. OUT OF THIS GARDEN EXPERIENCE, NOT ONLY HAVE WE DEVELOPED FELLOWSHIP, CAMARADERIE, INTERACTION, CONNECTIVITY, BUT WE’VE ALSO STARTED A LITTLE GARDEN PRAYER CIRCLE. AND I’VE NOT HEARD OF THAT AT OTHER GARDENS. THROUGH LESSONS THE NONPROFIT TEACHES CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES THE IMPORTANCE OF A BALANCED MEAL. SO AS FOLKS ARE COMING BACK INTO SCHOOL WE HAVE PROGRAMS LIKE THIS WHERE KIDS CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT WHERE THEIR FOOD COMES FROM AND ABOUT WHY EATING HEALTHY IS SO IMPORTANT AND HOW THEY CAN GET ACCESS TO FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES THROUGH THEIR OWN HANDS. THIS GREEN SPACE AND THE MIDDLE OF A BUSTLING CITY IS CONNECTING FAMILIES TO NATURE, ONE ANOTHER AND THE NOURISHMENT THEY NEED FOR THEIR LIVES. ONE PLANT AT A TIME. REPORTING IN RALEIGH. IF YOU CAN’T VOLUNTEER AND YOU DO WANT TO HELP OUT, THE FOOD SHUTTLE IS ACCEPTING DONATIONS.

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