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North Carolina: Growing Communities

Dateline Asheville, North Carolina, August, 2009
Real Estate News and Views from Green Asheville's "Stay-in-Your-Home" Eco-Stewardstart a community garden...why garden alone? 

I am excited about today's release of Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities through Garden. available for download at the referenced link.  How timely!  

It's almost Fall Planting Season, and many of us are thinking about how much fun it would be to have a community garden. 

So this publication is just what we need...an excellent guide, whether you live in Asheville...or even in Your State.

Why garden alone? Start a garden with your neighbors. (photo)

Diane R. Beth, MS, RD, LDN, Nutrition Unit Manager... Nutrition Branch of the NC Division of Public Health, says,

" The guide describes a community garden, its benefits, how to find or start a garden and tips for growing, storing, preparing and enjoying fruits and vegetables.  In addition, it highlights North Carolina and national gardening resources.  Whether a "community" setting (worksite, faith community, school, etc.) is considering starting a community garden or they are thinking about joining a garden near them, the primer outlines the options, steps and resources to ensure success.....  The NC-based garden photographs really show the great work going on in our state and will inspire others to either connect with existing gardens or start their own" 

Resources:

www.EatSmartMoveMoreNC.com
www.NCPanBranch.com
www.FruitsAndVeggiesNC.com

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Comments

janeAnne, we have some wonderful community gardens around here.   I keep offering up my back yard as a possibility, but so far no takers!  It's sort of a jungle out there!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Our climate here in North Carolina is wonderful for growing all sorts of flowers and vegetables.  Thanks for the helpful links.

Posted by Kate Wheeler, CCIM - Murphy NC Real Estate for Sale (Country Homes and Land Murphy NC Realtor ) about 9 years ago

Community gardens are all the rage in the Richmond area. It's a great use of vacant property especially in an inner city.

Posted by Mike Hogan, MBA (The Hogan Group at Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

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