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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More restaurants turn to vegan, vegetarian options | City News

In search of vegan takeout? Look no farther than Scottsdale, which recently ranked as having the country’s highest share of restaurants serving vegetarian and vegan options.

According to WalletHub’s Best Cities for Vegans and Vegetarians ranking, Scottsdale’s restaurant scene has the highest percentage of eateries serving vegetarian options at nearly 28 percent and vegan options at more than 16 percent. 

Overall, Scottsdale ranked 22nd on WalletHub’s list, while other East Valley cities such as Gilbert, Chandler, and Mesa ranked 25th, 28th, and 34th, respectively. 

“That’s great to hear Scottsdale is earning a reputation as a vegan dining destination!”

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