community garden

City council candidate Bonita Green impacts a Durham community with her legacy garden

By Morgan Brenner

October 2, 2023

Bonita Green, community advocate and director of the Merrick-Moore Community Development Corporation, is running for City Council At-Large this fall with one significant campaign objective in mind: to promote meaningful and sustainable grassroots change. After moving back to Durham from Florida in 2012, Green noticed not only how much her community had changed, but how […]

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SEEDS Harvest Dinner: a night of reflection

By Palak Patel

October 1, 2015

“A crossroads between the community.” That is how Emmanuel Kearney, a volunteer, describes SEEDS (South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces). On Sept. 24, SEEDS hosted its 12th annual Harvest Dinner, the largest fundraiser of the year. Among the attendees were notable members of the SEEDS community, such as Kearney. The night began with a cocktail […]

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At 10th Harvest Dinner, SEEDS shows local gardening can help tie communities together

By Wendy Lu

October 3, 2013

Sorghum-glazed pork belly with micro-mustards. Black walnut sausage with caramelized onion confiture and sourdough toast. Candied fig and goat cheese ice cream. These dishes may sound like gourmet entrées from Food Network, but they can be found on the menus of restaurants right here in the Triangle. On Sept. 19, SEEDS hosted its 10th Annual […]

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Northern High student “brings a wealth of knowledge” to SEEDS

By Wendy Lu

September 18, 2013

Andresha Mcphaul likes to get her hands dirty. The 15-year-old gets dropped off three times a week at SEEDS, a community garden located at 706 Gilbert St. in central Durham that advocates sustainability and food security. She works with a team of crew members to harvest, weigh and prepare the garden’s produce – including okra, tomatoes, […]

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SEEDS celebrates new growth with Durham community

By Cammie Bellamy

April 11, 2013

Manhattan’s Central Park shares little with Durham’s SEEDS garden in size or appearance. But Tom Kenan encouraged attendees at Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony to embrace the comparison – at least when it comes to impact on their respective communities. “When we first came out here 20 years ago, the neighborhood looked sort of tired,” said Kenan, […]

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