St. Patricks Day 2012
RALEIGH, NC (March 15, 2012) – Raleigh City Farm, and urban farm startup, prepares to grow food made from local rain, local compost, and local sunshine with two milestone events this weekend. Dump trucks will deliver more than 90 cubic feet of soil to the corner of Franklin and Blount Streets this Friday at approximately 10 a.m. Teams of volunteers will kick off St. Patrick’s Day by hauling and raking dirt into plant-ready rows Saturday at 10 a.m.WHO: Raleigh City Farm, an urban farm startup less than a mile from the city center.WHAT: Two events this weekend:- A massive 90 cubic feet of soil delivered in dump trucks- Raleigh City Farm breaks ground with help from local volunteers to prepare farm lotWHEN: Dirt Delivery—Friday, March 16, 2012, approximately 10 a.m.
Green Workday—Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10 a.m.WHERE: Corner of Franklin and Blount StreetsWHY: Urban farms help reduce waste, improve our health, and deepen the connection we have to our own food supply.VISUALS: Friday—Truckloads of dirt begin to transform previously vacant lotSaturday—Volunteers will be wearing green. Teams will rake over 90 cubic feet of dirt into plant-ready rows. Movement with wheelbarrows, teamwork, and outdoor visuals.About Raleigh City FarmRaleigh City Farm is transforming an unexpected downtown space into beautiful and nourishing farmland. The innovative urban farm, located on a highly-visible 1 acre lot on the corner of Franklin and Blount Streets just blocks from the city center, will provide access to local produce and engage city dwellers and visitors in the process of growing food in a hyper-local environment. www.raleighcityfarm.org