Planting it forward: they grew and gave away 2,000 seedlings

September 2, 2009 at 8:34 pm Leave a comment

“Kay and Frank Whatley have a simple vision in these tough economic times: Help people get access to food. And so, the Zebulon, N.C., couple started Grow and Share, a nonprofit that this past spring distributed more than 2,000 free seedlings to gardeners who had to sign pledges to give away some of the produce to those in need.

“This weekend, the Whatleys are holding a fundraiser and music festival in Rolesville for next year’s efforts.” They hope to give away 10,000 plants next year.

Click here to read Andrea Weigl’s feature in the Raleigh News and Observer.

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