Greenscape Volunteers Help Combat Food Deserts

Team will volunteer with Community Food Lab for City Fruit project

Fuquay-Varina, NC – On Saturday, November 14, Greenscape Inc. and Weed Man team members will be planting fruit trees in two southeast Raleigh neighborhoods that are considered food deserts, where residents do not have easy access to healthy food sources. The project, called City Fruit, is being coordinated by Community Food Lab.

“It’s amazing in this country that there are so many urban areas where residents have limited or no access to grocery stores or other places to buy fresh fruits and vegetables,” says Daniel Currin, CEO of Greenscape Inc. “We’re proud to support Community Food Lab in their efforts to help the community look at food in new ways so food deserts might become a thing of the past.” Scott Kraft and other Green Team members will provide tools and help plant fig trees, blueberry and blackberry bushes and self-pollinating apple trees in the Prince Hall and South Park neighborhoods. Residents will be taught how to care for the plants. City Fruit is part of a long-term effort to teach people about the food chain and encourage urban and community gardens so everyone has access to fresh food.

Greenscape Inc. ( was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Fuquay-Varina, NC, outside of Raleigh. Greenscape’s Green Team consists of professional landscape architects, designers and horticulturists who specialize in residential and commercial landscape design/build, landscape management, and landscape specialty services including irrigation and landscape lighting. Under the Weed Man brand, Greenscape provides a full range of lawn care services customized for each property, including weed, insect and disease management, as well as aeration and seeding. Greenscape Inc. owns Weed Man® franchises in the Triangle area and Wilmington, North Carolina. Greenscape is a proud supporter of Come Alive Outside, a movement that encourages land care professionals to design, build and maintain spaces that bring people back outdoors.

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