New community gardens in Durham aimed to improve accesbility to healthy food options ::

— A community effort in Durham is planting seeds of opportunity by working to improve the availability of fresh food and physical skills for seniors.

“It’s wonderful. I love coming out here,” Deborah Richardson said Monday as she picked plants in the new community garden at Preiss Steele Place, a Durham Housing Authority apartment complex for senior citizens and disabled residents.

Richardson, who has lived at Preiss Steele Place for almost 10 years, said access to healthy food is limited in the neighborhood.

A conversation with a community organizer dropping off food

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North Charleston wants your feedback on how to improve healthy food access | News

NORTH CHARLESTON — Government officials are working together to improve food access in the southern end of the city.

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments and the city are cooperatively exploring options that would make it easier to access healthy foods in neighborhoods.

Many communities on the city’s southern end and in the Neck Area are in “food deserts,” where they lack a nearby grocery store.

Officials are asking for public feedback on mobility-focused efforts to provide people with food. The survey can be found at

Residents who complete the two-minute survey by the April 11 deadline will be

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