By Amber Veverka
In a weedy, unused corner of land behind Garinger High School in east Charlotte, a dream is taking shape. It’s a dream of connecting school kids to the earth, low-income communities to food, and unemployed adults to jobs.
It’s called the Friendship Gardens Urban Farm, and it’s the work of a team led by Henry Owen, program director of Friendship Gardens. The project received a $75,000 grant from Wells Fargo to turn 2 acres behind the school into a food production and education center, starting this fall.
Can it work? Read the rest of the story at PlanCharlotte.org.