|Briggs Ave. Community Garden.|
Briggs Ave. Community Garden is located in an area of Durham where most children and families live at or below the poverty line. The garden is a place where food is grown for families and where community members fellowship, share skills and learn about pesticide-free gardening. Right now it has more than 40 community-maintained plots, but is expanding next year to accommodate even more gardeners. A beehive in the garden will add to its mission of educating local residents about organic gardening and help to grow even more healthy pesticide-free food for the Durham community.
A total of 1,250 people voted in the statewide beehive contest. This was a close competition; the Briggs Ave. Community Garden earned just 21 more votes than the next popular garden. A total of 18 beautiful and amazing community garden nominees were submitted. The mission of each is to grow pesticide-free, healthy food and to educate their communities about organic gardening and the importance of protecting our pollinators.
Toxic Free NC's Save a Bee campaign was made possible with support from The Burt's Bees Greater Good Foundation.
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