Volunteer Sam Almaguer weeds a raised bed at Passage Home’s community garden in Raleigh, NC on June 2, 2020. Almaguer, on hiatus from the North Carolina Symphony due to the pandemic, took on the task of helping staff member Wade Evans manage, maintain, and even expand the garden.
Sam Almaguer spends a morning weeding and tilling Passage Home’s community garden in Raleigh, NC on June 2, 2020. Almaguer hopes for increased engagement from the community, mentioning that it is difficult to get a consistent number of volunteers to keep the garden going.
Sam Almaguer, right, and Wade Evans tend Passage Home’s community garden in Raleigh, NC on June 2, 2020. Almaguer is a proponent of beautification, believing that every community should be proud of itself.
Wade Evans stands in front of the gardening shed at Passage Home’s community garden in Raleigh, NC on June 2, 2020. The garden provides free access to fresh, organically grown fruit and vegetables where “community members can just walk in and harvest any fresh produce that is ripe”.
Volunteers Dean Leake, left, and Sam Almaguer take a break while working on Passage Home’s community garden in Raleigh, NC on June 2, 2020. The garden benefits from a handful of dedicated volunteers who have stepped up to ensure the community continues to have access to a supply of fresh vegetables.

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