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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 25, 2012 10:00 AM
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by becky last modified Jan 24, 2012

Raleigh City Farm Last night I went to the open house event to view the proposed layout for an urban garden here in Raleigh. There’s a nice 1 acre vacant lot that gets great sun exposure, & is central to several residential neighborhoods. The goal is to transform it into a vibrant  oasis of edible [...]




 

 

RCF logoRaleigh City Farm

Last night I went to the open house event to view the proposed layout for an urban garden here in Raleigh. There’s a nice 1 acre vacant lot that gets great sun exposure, & is central to several residential neighborhoods. The goal is to transform it into a vibrant  oasis of edible gardening in the middle of the city.

The best part about it: it’s managed. One of the hardest things to do with a volunteer community farm is maintaining it through growing seasons. People lose interest, they get busy – especially during summer months, & as with any volunteer effort, a handful of people end up doing all the work.

Having a management team handle the awareness & outreach as well as the inner workings & offerings takes a huge burden off the volunteer efforts. Kudos to the recognition that management is key.

Check out their FAQ page for all the deets on the awesome folks setting this thing up, including

  • Non-profit status
  • Volunteer help opportunities (digging, harvesting, working with kids, culinary expertise, awareness)
  • Produce type & sale
  • Location

I’m looking forward to seeing what this acre will look like in July!

Raleigh City Farm site


 

 

 
 
 

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