Designer Arms Community with Pop Up Produce


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WHEN AMANDA ZULLO learned that tens of thousands of Mecklenburg County residents don’t have access to healthy, fresh food, she wondered how she could help. Zullo, a 31-year-old designer for LandDesign, applied for a grant from the Knight Foundation to launch Pop Up Produce, a company that sells small garden kits—and donates a matching one to a Charlotte family in a food desert. The $25 kits are available online (Amazon Prime picked them up after a rep spotted them in South End last fall) and come with seeds, supplies, and Crown Town Compost. “I’m basically trying to grow a community with fresh food,” Zullo says. 

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