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  For those interesting in starting — or enlarging — a backyard flock of hens, it’s time to get chicks and get started. Renfrow Hardware in Matthews, North Carolina, is just one location for buying baby chicks, though at that store, they go quickly, with chicken-buyers lining up outside the door on the morning the chicks are […]

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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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By Craig Paddock A new farm in downtown Matthews is now home to a running wolf and leaping deer – part of a large, moving sculpture that’s the creation of  N.C. State professor Will Hooker and a dozen students in his landscape design class. The bamboo weather vane sculpture at Renfrow Farm – which depicts […]

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