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Raleigh Food Corridor provides healthy food to diverse communities

Posted July 12, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014

— Dozens of people came together Saturday to celebrate food and tour the downtown urban farms along the Raleigh Food Corridor. 

The two-mile long Raleigh food corridor, along Blount and Person Streets, is an initiative designed to link diverse parts of the city around the common economic, social, and ecological benefits of local food projects.

Lee Walker owns property along the Corridor. He worked with volunteers to turn the land into a farm and said he does not mind getting his hands dirty. 

"If using my piece of property to start building momentum to solve the problem is something that I can do within my means, then I should do it," he said. 

The produce grown at the urban farms along the Corridor is sold to local restaurants and farmer's markets. 

Lester Clay teaches community members how to grow food. 

"This is the new way of urban farming. This is how we bring in the youth, so they see that it's cool," Clay said. 

Mark Nance brought his entire family out Saturday to enjoy the event. 

"This is a model for a community in how it can develop in ways that are really interesting and fun," he said.


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