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03/08/10 — To garden or not to garden in city, that will be the mayor's question

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To garden or not to garden in city, that will be the mayor's question

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on March 8, 2010 1:46 PM

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Will Allen, left, talks with Wayne County Commissioner J.D. Evans about sustainable agriculture following a speech at Goldsboro High School in November. Allen, a MacArthur "Genius Award," recipient, is one of the nation's foremost proponents of urban agriculture. His holistic farming techniques incorporate both cultivating produce and creating food distribution networks for urban dwellers. The Goldsboro City Council will hold a public hearing to determine interest in community gardens on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

More than four months after a lecture at Goldsboro High School got city officials thinking more seriously about the concept of urban farming, Mayor Al King and members of the City Council will host a public meeting -- scheduled to...

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