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    A Day at the Garden: The power of partnerships

    Posted on June 28, 2013 by in Blog, Events, Lee County

    by Kathryn Rosenbaum Last Saturday (June 22nd, 2013), a coalition of partners came together to support the Peace and Unity Community Garden in Sanford for a ribbon-cutting event: “A Day at the Garden.”  There was a fantastic turnout, especially given the amount of rain that kept coming down.  We all had a great time dancing, […]

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    A Day at the Garden on June 22nd in Sanford

    Posted on June 7, 2013 by in Blog, Events, Lee County

    by Kathryn Rosenbaum Spring is coming to an end, which means that spring gardens are beginning to blossom!  You are invited to “A Day at the Garden” at the Peace and Unity Community Garden in Sanford on June 22, 2013 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for community members.  The event, which will be held […]

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    Peace and Unity Garden in Sanford Receives Grant

    Posted on May 22, 2013 by in Blog, Events, Lee County

    The Peace and Unity Community Garden in Sanford, NC is a project started by Crystal McIver, one of the Lee County Community Mentors working with Voices into Action. The garden has received a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) through Nourishing North Carolina, a statewide community garden effort making local, […]

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  • Southeast Raleigh: Mini-Grant Call for Proposals

    Posted on May 17, 2013 by in Wake County

      We are excited to announce the 2013-2014 Southeast Raleigh Mini-Grants Call for Proposals!  Mini-grants are available for projects between $100 and $2000 that improve access to healthy, affordable foods and places to be active.  This could be anything from improving an outdoor play space or measuring a walking trail around a parking lot to […]

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    Harnett County Grows Through Ebenezer Gardens

    Posted on May 3, 2013 by in Blog, Harnett County

    by Kathryn Rosenbaum The Harnett Voices into Action: Empowering and Serving Harnett County Through the Families, Food, and Health Project in Harnett County is a group of individuals who volunteer their time to come together to develop plans for how to increase access to healthy, affordable food and places to be active. One project that the group […]

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  • The Voices of Mothers in Southeast Raleigh

    Posted on April 30, 2013 by in Blog, Research, Wake County

    by Joslyn Brenton and Rachel Powell In 2012, the Voices into Action research team conducted 43 in-depth interviews with African American and Latina mothers and grandmothers in Southeast Raleigh. Our goal was to better understand the successes they experience and the challenges they face when it comes to feeding their children and keeping them healthy. […]

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  • Southeast Raleigh: Community Workshop

    Posted on December 21, 2012 by in Events, Wake County

      RSVP here or to info@voicesintoaction.org Voices into Action aims to partner with communities to improve access to healthy, affordable food and places to be active.  We are hosting a free community workshop for people living in Southeast Raleigh to come to talk about ideas for programs or projects that would create opportunities for a healthier community.  We want to […]

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  • Southeast Raleigh Workshop: For organizational and agency representatives

    Posted on December 21, 2012 by in Events, Wake County

    RSVP here or to info@voicesintoaction.org Voices into Action: The Families, Food, and Health Project is holding a special workshop for valued partners on February 22 and 23, and we’d like to invite you or a representative from your organization to participate. What does the Community Workshop involve? This workshop explores the issue of children’s health […]

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  • How We Are Putting Your Voice into Action

    Posted on November 27, 2012 by in Blog, Research

    by Joslyn Brenton November is coming to a close, and the research team is wrapping up our first year of interviews. We spent a great deal of time talking with participants, asking each one questions about how they feed their kids and keep them healthy. At this point, participants may be wondering what we do […]

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    Let’s Talk Turkey

    Posted on November 13, 2012 by in Blog

      by Debbie Stephenson We all want to have a festive, delicious and food-safe holiday.  Here are some helpful hints relating to turkey safety, courtesy of Partnership for Food Safety Education, www.holidayfoodsafety.org. Helpful Hints: Prior to purchasing a turkey, make sure you have ample space in your refrigerator or freezer. When purchasing a whole turkey, […]

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