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23659
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A community-supported agricultural system in Pisgah View has turned an old paved area into a thriving shared garden haven.
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24078
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Bountiful Cities is an all-volunteer organization that works with communities to get their community gardens organized and productive. The organization teaches gardening basics and sustainable agriculture practices.
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24107
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Asheville Fresh Herbs is possibly the region's largest indoor garden that operates under the auspices of non-profit organization Liberty Corner Enterprises. Fresh provides employment to people with a variety of disabilities and delivers produce to locals in Asheville.
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27788
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Raleigh’s City Council has approved a new provision that allows community gardens in some parts of the city to operate without a special-use permit. However, not all areas are covered and many want the provision expanded. The gardens brighten vacant lots, serve as community gathering places, and are a source of nutritious food to low-income areas.
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28011
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The New Bern Garden Club has worked to improve the environment and create beauty in the community and lives of the residents of New Bern. Since 1905, the club has been active in community beautification and gardens, environmentalism, restoration and maintenance of buildings, and education.
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28460
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Two Triangle area community gardens are growing crops and community. Seeds in Durham helps bring neighbors together to reclaim vacant land and create community gardens in that space. Walk Softly in Chatham County is an organization which allows small farmers to sell direct to consumer-members of the group. The goals of both groups, their histories, and their initiatives are described. Both groups highlight the Triangle area's commitment to healthful living.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 13 Issue 20, May 1995, p8-9 Periodical Website
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28186
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The Anathoth Community Garden is a symbol of peace-building among the diverse populations who live in Cedar Grove, NC. Founded after respected community member Bill King was murdered, the garden works to address the economic injustices that lay behind racial tensions. The garden serves many of the communities poorest residents through the donation of its produce and encourages community building among its members.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 50, December 2008, p29-31 Periodical Website
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29836
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The Western North Carolina Alliance for Gardens That Give is a group of volunteers, garden managers and other participants representing diverse models of community gardens. A collection of fifteen giving gardens spread throughout the region, their mission is to grow food for donation and the sharing of resources.
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34820
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The Legacy Demonstration Garden, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, was created by Master Gardeners to educate, demonstrate, and inspire locals through small scale landscaping and gardening. The group of 170 plus volunteers meets regularly and hosts events throughout the year to get community members involved.
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36585
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The movement encouraging a deeper connection to and respect for nature has generated the combination of agriculture and neighborhoods. The profile agrihood, Olivette, facilitates eco-sensitive practices such as permaculture to protect existing species and promote responsible stewardship of the land.
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36572
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A nonprofit started by Ali Casparian in 2012 sought to do more than offer provisions for those experiencing food insecurity; she sought to help individuals have a healthier, sustainable way of life. Through the support of organizations such as MANNA Foodbank, Swannanoa Community Garden, and New Sprout Organic Farms, the dream has become a reality that has gone beyond her vision. The reality turned into three weekly market locations, a daycare center, senior housing center, provided for senior citizens and low-income families in Buncombe County.
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38271
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Bethabara’s community center isn’t a historic building, but a garden that has played a role in the community’s history for over 250 years. Started by the Moravians who founded Bethabara, a community in Winston-Salem, this garden is cited as the only known, well-documented Colonial garden in the United States. Its continuing significance is evident in recent efforts by groups such as archaeologists and Garden Club Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County to re-establish its original design and restore it to its intended purpose.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 4, Sept 2012, p228-230, 232, 234 Periodical Website
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40693
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A community project that has been around for decades, albeit under different names like Victory Garden, is being rethought in terms of location. Community gardens, a project commonly associated with urban areas, may find a new home in rural areas. Organizations like North Carolina Community Partners and Rural Advancement Foundation International are working together to educate rural communities about the benefits of community gardens.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 50 Issue 3, March 2018, p22-24
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41150
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Master gardeners, or those who work to spread knowledge and improve gardens throughout the state, dedicate their time to various projects across the state.
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Laurel of Asheville (NoCar F 264 A8 L28), Vol. 14 Issue 10, , p118-119
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41269
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Community gardens are built in areas and largely maintained by volunteers. Members from different regional gardens meet seasonally to share seeds, tools, and resources.
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Laurel of Asheville (NoCar F 264 A8 L28), Vol. 15 Issue 4, April 2018, p82-84