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In case you’ve missed it, there’s a burgeoning foodie and shop local community movement going on in downtown Raleigh. Several of these businesses and groups have come together to start Second Saturday, a walkable, family friendly day of exploring what downtown Raleigh has to offer. From community service activities to pop-up markets to creative kids projects, there is so much to see and do. This Saturday, June 14th there will be a 90-minute walking tour from Moore Square along the Raleigh Food Corridor led by Erin White of Community Food Lab to help walkers image how and why food can be re-integrated into our city. Highlights include a guerrilla garden patch, the soft opening of Oak City Outreach Center, the Marbles Kids Museum Garden and the City’s newest farmer’s market.

Our full event’s list for June 14th is below, join us for as many events as you’d like!

Garden Volunteering with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle
8:30am – 11:30am
500 Hoke Street
Prep + build a shade structure to go in the middle of Urban Eden, a community gathering spot, for respite from the sun as well as for potlucks and community meetings. Bring shovels and hard rakes if you have ‘em! Gloves and sun protection are recommended.

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Prince Hall Garden Volunteering in the Prince Hall Historic District
9:00am – midday
Corner of Person and Cabarrus
Prince Hall Garden Build. Help install a new garden plot! Bring any garden tools you have! Gloves and sun protection are recommended.

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Movable Gathering for Good
9:00am – 11:00am
meet at Moore Square across from bus station
Interactive walk along the Food Corridor to observe and imagine food weaving through city neighborhoods.

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Exploris Middle School
9:00am – 12:00pm
106 S Wilmington Street
Students will be making colorful planters with edible plants to demonstrate gardening techniques they are learning, and to help create an edible streetscape! They will be planting at El Centro and one other location downtown.

Stanbury Escazu Pop-Up Market
10:00am – 2:00pm
938 N. Blount Street
In the Stanbury and Ezcazu parking lot: Locals Seafood, Old Milburnie Farm, Happy + Hale, Green Button Farm, Boulted Bread, Escazu Chocolates, Stanbury Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar

10:00am – 2:00pm
106 S Wilmington Street
DIY salsa station with local/seasonal ingedients, hosted by youth from Boys and Girls Club.

Marbles Kids Museum Garden Gourmet
11:00am – 1:00pm
201 East Hargett Street
Super Power Green Beans: Join us in Castaway Cove Kids Garden to make a fresh and healthy 3-bean salad, plant-a-pot with bean seeds and learn how to harvest and prepare some lean string beans

Activate 14
11:00am – 4:00pm
14 East Peace Street
Community Engagement in Placemaking and Design+Build Competition: An innovative Design + Build Competition for a temporary summer events structure, and a call to action for community engagement. Details here.

Grocers on Wheels
12:30pm – 1:00pm
WintersHaven, corner of East and Hargett
If you haven’t checked them out yet, come visit SE Raleigh’s mobile grocer, run by a third-generation Raleigh food vendor! Look for the blue pickup truck, and don’t forget a homemade pie.

Joule Coffee
4:30 PM
223 S Wilmington Street
Afternoon tea, reflection on the day, and looking ahead to July! Joule will add a seasonal sangria to their specials list, and delicious snacks.

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