14 Years Strong: April is National Garden Month

April is National Garden Month and has been since 2003! We want to join the global community in celebrating existing gardeners and encouraging new gardeners to get involved with this awesome hobby and start growing your own food.

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Pop-up Market Collaborates to Fight Food Deserts

This past Sunday at Birdsong Brewing Company, The Bulb put on an awesome pop-up market with excellent live music, marvelous vendors and great brews. All in the name of bring the community together to raise awareness to the efforts being done to support local food deserts.

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Why a Farmers' Market Should be Added to Your Weekend Plans

Read our blog to check out reasons and tips for why visiting a farmers' market should be added to your weekend plans!

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Friend or Foe: A Quick Overview About Companion Planting

Did you know certain types of plants in the same garden will actually stunt each other's growth, while others will enhance growth? We dig into companion planting in today's blog. Read on to find out which plants are friends and which ones are foes.  

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Turning Food Scraps into Nutrient Rich Compost

What comes to your mind when you hear the word compost? Most people tend to think about trash or waste, while some people think about in terms of nutrients and sustainability. . According to Dictionary.com, compost is “a mixture of various decaying organic substances, as dead leaves or manure, used for fertilizing soil”. Composting is not just a fancy way to get rid of your waste, it actually offers tons of great benefits!

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Pop Up Produce 'pops up' at Front Porch Sundays

This past Sunday, Front Porch Sundays kicked off in South End. Over 50 independent local businesses were set up selling everything from candles to clothes, jewelry to snacks, and yep you bet it, even Pop Up Produce Fresh Start Kits!

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Volunteer Packaging Party + Lunch After Party

This past Saturday, a group of volunteers came together to put together over 100 Fresh Start Kits and then celebrated with a lunch after party at Vida Vida!

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Top Vegan Restaurants in Charlotte

Although most people are familiar with the term “vegetarian”, some may not be quite familiar with the term “vegan”. The main difference between vegetarian and vegan is vegetarians choose to not consume meat, while vegans choose not to consume dairy, eggs, or any other animal based products

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Giana Spear
Impact of Growing Your Own Food

There’s a variety of reasons why growing your own food will have an impact on your life. Although growing your own food can seem time intensive, in the end it can reap a lot of benefits. For instance, growing your own food helps benefit your physical and mental health, the environment, and the local community.  

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How Hard is it to Grow Your Own Food?

If you’ve never tried growing your own food before, it can seem a bit intimidating. The thought of growing something, from a tiny seed or a transplant, into the food that gives you the nutrients to survive, can be a bit scary. We are here to assure you that it's not scary at all nor hard with the resources that are available.

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Direct Seed vs. Transplant

If you’re new to gardening, a common question that arises is should you start planting from seeds or should you purchase transplants. We are here to tell you the pros and cons of each!

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Giana Spear
Best Seeds to Grow for Beginners

When starting out your growing journey, there can be a bit of confusion. There are so many different seeds and so many different plants that it’s hard to even fathom where to begin. Once you decide which seeds you want to plant, then comes the question of where to plant them. Don’t worry, because we have compiled a list of seeds that are best for beginners!

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Pop Up Produce March and April Volunteer Opporunities

where supplies from our “buy one, donate one” program are allocated? Here are some hands-on opportunities to get involved with Pop Up Produce for March and April.Below are some of the Charlotte locations where a portion of the Fresh Start Kit purchases are allocated to families in food deserts by empowering and educating residents to grow their own food.

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Charlotte Gardening Resources + Workshops

If you’re a beginner grower or even an experienced grower, there is always room for improvement and learning. We have compiled a list of resources and workshops in the Charlotte, NC area that can help improve your gardening experience!

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Pop Up Produce Founder is One of 6 Women Awarded for NC SHEROES

This past Saturday, I was one of six women honored at this year’s NC SHEROES for my work creating and implementing Pop Up Produce.

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