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Where there once were weeds, there is now a farm field, planted in potatoes, broccoli and greens. Where there once was a defunct greenhouse, there are now floating trays bursting with lettuce, fed by water circulating through a tank of tilapia. – See more at: http://plancharlotte.org/story/friendship-trays-urban-farm-sprouts-garinger-high#sthash.ky8MWl3F.dpuf Where there once were weeds, there is now a […]

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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 […]

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Two charitable groups in Charlotte that harness the power of volunteer labor and borrowed land in order to feed the needy are making the leap from gardening to farming. Read more at PlanCharlotte.org, the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute’s newest website. –Amber Veverka  

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