Last summer we reported here on an inspiring community garden and urban farm initiative in Durham, North Carolina. SEEDS (South Eastern Efforts Developing Sustainable Spaces) runs a demonstration organic garden, a youth-run urban farm/ market gardening business, and an after school program in inner-city Durham while promoting healthy eating, team work and care for nature. Now they are raising funds by holding an online gift auction on ebay. Gifts have been donated by many local businesses and individuals, and include a consultation with a landscape designer, a weekend of pet sitting, and gift certificates from local restaurants. So start bidding and you can get your Christmas shopping underway while helping support a vitally important project that connects urban kids with the natural world around them.
[Written by: Sami Grover]