Edible Greenways at NC State
AHA Chair Sarah Martin (center) and AHA Project Coordinator Michele McKinley accepted the Urban Agriculture Award.
Edible plantings are coming to the greenways of NC State University later this year, thanks to a $1500 Urban Agriculture Award to AHA and NC State’s Ground Services and Horticultural Department. Many thanks to the Raleigh Environmental Awards Program and the City of Oaks Foundation, a new partner with City of Raleigh, for supporting environmental stewardship and this innovative
Sarah Ketchum with NC State Facilities will work with NCSU Professor Anne Spafford and her students to identify optimal locations for fruit tree and berries along the University’s greenway system on the main and Centennial campuses. NCSU’s Facilities Department and its ground crew, with the students, will plant and maintain the edible plantings. AHA also secured an additional $1,400 to be used towards fruit trees and berry bushes along the NC State greenways, along with the funds from the Urban Agriculture Award.
Other Award Winners
Edible plantings can include blueberry bushes and fruit trees, for example.
Congratulations also to Erin White, principal of AHA partner Community Food Lab and a member of AHA’s Board, for winning an individual award, and to AHA partner Alliance Medical Ministry, Liberty Community Garden at Cedar Point Apartments, and Childcare Network #61 for their Urban Agriculture Awards. Check out all of the award winners.