Spring has sprung, and it’s time to start thinking about flowers, vegetables, herbs and more. Durham’s climate makes it a gardening-friendly area with many community gardens, plus gardening activities, classes and events in urban, suburban and rural areas.
In July 1968 the Black Solidarity Committee for Community Improvement led a boycott of downtown Durham stores, which the committee resolved not to end until the city accepted a 15-page list of grievances and demands for change.
At its height, The American Tobacco Company was the largest cigarette producer in the world. After it closed up shop in Durham in 1987, the campus of historic buildings sat empty for many years before being brought back to life as one of the largest historic preservation projects in North Carolina’s history. The end result is a home-run of adaptive reuse architecture.
As many of us celebrate Easter and Passover this week, the South Durham Farmers’ Market (SDFM) is preparing for another celebration, Earth Day. We are happy to observe this holiday, which closely aligns with one of our goals as an organization: to support sustainable agriculture and a healthy local environment. To that end, we select our vendors and operate our market in such a way as to make it easier for our shoppers to go green.
Playworks Executive Director Don Fowler was the guest speaker for the Kiwanis Club of Durham April 10.
Playworks places coaches in low-income elementary schools across the country, including 18 schools in Durham and Wake counties which run a full-day program centered on play.