Teens dig community garden and market

July 13, 2009 at 8:54 pm Leave a comment

“On the corner of Elizabeth and Gilbert Streets in Durham, on what was once abandoned land, lies a garden of hope…” So begins Elizabeth Weigand’s fine Edible Piedmont feature on DIG, Durham Inner-City Gardens. It’s where local teens have been nurturing a quarter acre of arugula, parsnips, kohlrabi, chard and more. They sell their harvest at the Durham Farmer’s Market.  This after-school and Saturdy morning enterprise keeps them on the street so they can improve their community and their lives. Read the rest of the story.

Edible Piedmont’s Summer issue also includes a nice profile of Amy Tornquist,  who walks,talks and works the locavore and shop local life as president of the board of SEEDS, co-mover of the Durham Farmers’ Market, adviser to Duke University’s sustainable food initiatives (including forming a CSA with on campus delivery for Duke employees, co-owner of Watts Grocery and chef for Sage and Swift Catering. Read all about it.

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