City farm on the way? – News –

City farm on the way?


A farm may take root at the site of a vacant shopping center near downtown Raleigh as soon as summer.

Local nonprofit startup Raleigh City Farm, working with the Triangle Land Conservancy, is in talks with the landowner and the city to convert an empty 1.3 acre plot on North Blount Street next to the old Person Street Plaza into a sustainable farm.

“It would go from being a completely unused parcel of land to one of the best-used in the entire city,” Raleigh City Farm spokesman Joshua Whiton said. “We want to be a demo site where people can come by and see how much food can be grown in a small space.”

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