This North Carolina Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) project uses community gardening to: empower communities to produce food for families, deliver hands-on nutrition education, create opportunities for youth to develop agri-related business skills, build leadership among community members, and provide engaging activities for family members of all ages to work together for a common purpose.

Contact Us

The Cooperative Extension Program
@ North Carolina A&T State University
(Project years: 2010-2014)

Lisa Valdivia
Extension Associate
(former Project Coordinator and Co-Principal Investigator)                          
Dr. Michelle Eley, Ph.D.
Community and Economic Development Specialist
(former Co-Principal Investigator)

Dr. Keith Baldwin Ph.D.    (retired)
Honorary Principal Investigator                               
Briggs Avenue Community Garden
Located on S Briggs Avenue between E Lawson St. and Riddle Rd., across from East Coast Metal Distributors in Durham, NC
Current Contact Info
Durham County Cooperative Extension
721 Foster St.
Durham, NC 27701
Briggs Garden Facebook page

Leadership 2010-2014
Michelle Wallace
Consumer Horticulture Agent, Durham County Cooperative Extension
Santos Flores
Garden Coordinator, Durham County Cooperative Extension

Piney Wood Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Community Garden
Leadership 2010-2014
James Peele
Garden Coordinator, Bertie County

Wagram Community Garden
Located at 205 Riverton Rd in Wagram, NC
& other Scotland County school gardens
Current Contact Info
Scotland County Cooperative Extension
231 E Cronly St Suite 800
Laurinburg, NC 28352

Leadership 2010-2014 
Sarah Brown & Melissa Tomas
Garden Coordinators, Scotland County Cooperative Extension office


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