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Kentucky city seeks to help residents buy vacant properties

Aug. 13, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky city will is considering new rules that would help local residents purchase abandoned properties in their neighborhoods, especially if they plan to turn them into owner-occupied homes. Louisville's Landbank Authority currently owns more than 600...

Painted rocks left to spread positivity, kindness in WVa

Jul. 30, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Colorful rocks covered with painted images of animals, plants and inspirational quotes can be found in Huntington after Project Hope for Women and Children debuted its new Community Kindness Rock Garden. Project Hope works with women and their families...

Fruits of the Community: A public garden blooms

Jul. 24, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Flowers bloom from and between the vegetables grown at Osceola Park. Okra, tomatoes, squash, mustard greens and zucchini are planted in the community garden on Choctaw Street between Cherokee and Creek streets. The garden sits unfenced next to a playground,...

Some schools build affordable housing to retain teachers

Jul. 15, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area high school teacher Lisa Raskin moved out of a cramped apartment she was sharing with a roommate and into her own place this month, paying a deeply discounted $1,500 a month for a one-bedroom with expansive views within walking distance to work. ...

Site of destroyed church sanctuary now community garden

Jun. 12, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church have found a silver lining since Hurricane Laura’s devastation nearly two years ago by discovering a way to nourish both the souls and bodies within their community. The Rev. Tim Norris said on the remains of what was...

Let It Grow, Inwood creates community garden

Jun. 05, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

INWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — Inwood neighbors Amanda Duncan and Chelle Wilson started a plant swap a month ago, with a goal to connect the community through plants. Located in Inwood, Let It Grow, Inwood has become popular on social media, and the neighbors said there are even regulars...

Kids grow veg, gain skills in sustainable school garden

May. 29, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Just like reading, writing and arithmetic, Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics' sixth graders are learning how beneficial sustainable gardening is with the help of the Good Food Project. The Good Food Project is a program of the Food Bank of Central...

Mentorship program works to grow more than a garden

May. 28, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On a patch of grass outside the fence that surrounds the community garden at Fred Alexander Park, a cherry tree is dying and Reggie Singleton knows why. The tree’s brown, bare branches stand in stark contrast to the two peach trees planted next to it,...

Knowledge, veg thrive in Louisiana school's garden

May. 21, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Just like reading, writing and arithmetic, Rapides Academy for Advanced Academics' sixth graders are learning how beneficial sustainable gardening is with the help of the Good Food Project. The Good Food Project is a program of the Food Bank of Central...