2008 Recipient: Chris and Rachel Leek

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Flowers & Herbs

Chris and Rachel Leek of Haywood County are propagating flowers and herbs on their urban lot to sell to restaurants, retailers and individuals.

With the grant, they are constructing a small greenhouse and installing a drip irrigation system using water collected in rain barrels.

Chris and Rachel Leek

"This project gave us time together as a family nurturing the garden," Rachel said. "The kids like to help with watering and planting. It feels good to get our hands dirty again."

Haywood County

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