Urban Farming Growing in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Urban farming is taking off in High Point thanks to an initiative called "From the Ground Up."

The organization transforms vacant lots into fields of fresh flowers and produce.

After their initial research year, From the Ground Up hopes to recruit members of the community to take over the plots of land, and claim the income from the crops.

"What we want to do is find people that are interested in trying out to be a part-time farmer, to grow and sell and learn all the things we learned this year, and start teaching folks how to do that," said Patrick Harman, the executive director of the Hayden-Harman Foundation.

You can purchase the fresh produce every Saturday at the High Point Library farmer's market and every Monday at the Washington Street Park.

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