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SLIDESHOW: Urban Farm Tour
by Emily Berg | Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 5 p.m.
A sign welcomes students and visitors to Buford's garden
A sign welcomes students and visitors to Buford's garden
A student-made sign marks a bed of flowers in Buford's garden
A student-made sign marks a bed of flowers in Buford's garden
Garden educator Emily Axelbaum (right) speaks to visitors
Garden educator Emily Axelbaum (right) speaks to visitors
Butterfly in the garden at Buford
Butterfly in the garden at Buford
Refugees and New Roots Coordinator Brooke Ray (right)
Refugees and New Roots Coordinator Brooke Ray (right)
Raised beds in the New Roots Garden
Raised beds in the New Roots Garden
Bed of an Afghan woman in the New Roots Garden
Bed of an Afghan woman in the New Roots Garden
Volunteers at the UACC garden at 6th Street
Volunteers at the UACC garden at 6th Street
Vegetables growing in the UACC garden at 6th Street
Vegetables growing in the UACC garden at 6th Street
The UACC garden behind Friendship Court
The UACC garden behind Friendship Court
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Urban farmers opened their garden gates to community members Saturday morning as part of Cultivate C’ville’s Urban Farm and Garden Tour. The coordinators at each of the tour’s five sites were eager to teach visitors about their efforts to cultivate food and community in Charlottesville neighborhoods.

Stops along the tour included the Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville, Casa Alma, the International Rescue Committee’s New Roots Garden at Fourth Street, the garden at Buford Middle School, and the Fifth Street Community Garden.

Charlottesville Tomorrow visited three of the sites on the tour.

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