Carolina Community Garden

A volunteer weeds the soil prior to planting at the Carolina Community Garden in Chapel Hill, NC on June 5, 2020. Volunteer shifts are strictly limited and hand washing and mask wearing are enforced in order to ensure the safety of the staff, volunteers and community.
Anna Jones takes a brief break in the shade while working a volunteer shift at the Carolina Community Garden in Chapel Hill, NC on June 5, 2020. Jones uprooted pea plants and turned compost to help keep the garden producing nutritious fruit and vegetables for UNC’s housekeeping staff, many of them refugees.
A masked UNC student volunteer weeds a row in the Carolina Community Garden in Chapel Hill, NC on June 5, 2020. The garden is a shared project between the staff and students of UNC and the local community members, with the resulting harvest going to UNC’s lower wage workers and their families.
Daniel Bacon prepares to stake tomato and pepper plants at the Carolina Community Garden in Chapel Hill, NC on June 5, 2020.As a med student at UNC, Bacon is particularly interested in the relationship between health and nutrition.
A volunteer washes her hands prior to starting her scheduled shift at the Carolina Community Garden in Chapel Hill, NC on June 5, 2020. An outdoor washing station facilitates safety for the students who have stepped in to help keep the garden producing during the pandemic.

Learn more about the Carolina Community Garden of the NC Botanical Garden.

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Photo Credit: Bisi Cameron Yee and Activate Good’s ‘Look for the Helpers’ Photojournalism Project (See the entire collection at ActivateGood.org/Helpers)

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