We told you last week about the Raleigh City Farm proposal on Blount Street in downtown and now we've been sent a promo video for the project. Check out interviews with the crew and ideas behind the farm in the clip below.
Raleigh City Farm from Laurel Varnado on Vimeo.
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Everything I read about this sounds wonderful, but that kid in me that had to slave away in the garden through the heat of many summers cries bullshit. I grew up on a farm and having a garden large enough to feed just a small family is incredibly hard work. It’s great they are doing this, and more power to them, but I worked damn hard to get out of that cornfield and think anyone who longs to get back to it must be naive or a masochist.
Why does this have to be downtown? There is actual farmland less than 5 miles away.
I like people like smitty who gripe about this being downtown. As if they prefer a vacant lot put to no use instead. Much like this lot has been for the past five years.
Yeah, Yeah, I know .... some developer should build something there. Well why haven’t they already? Smitty, downtown Raleigh will welcome your million$ of investment.
What are you waiting for?
I like you too, Teelinyoulikeitis. I hope you can come up with a better reason than it’s better than a vacant lot. I don’t really care that it’s downtown, but it seems awfully silly considering how rural most of Wake county is.
I don’t need to come up with a better reason. The folks proposing the urban farm already have. That’s what the video is for. :)
I’m excited about this effort and would like to volunteer a few hours a week this spring/summer. I live about a block from the Blount St site. :)