Restaurant owner Anya Gordon and her husband and head chef Arthur Gordon own and operate “Irregardless Cafe,” a well loved Raleigh restaurant offering vegetarian and vegan food since 1975. In March 2012, Anya and Arthur purchased a foreclosed property in a lower income residential neighborhood in Raleigh with the intention of providing affordable housing and growing food. Shortly after Jenn Sanford-Johnson moved in with her husband and daughter Jude and together they turned the overgrown and untended land into a flourishing garden. Known as the Well Fed Garden, the food grown is incorporated into the menu at Irregardless Cafe as well as donated to community neighbors. Workshops on growing food are offered as well as community garden allotments. A greenhouse was recently constructed. Pictured here (from right to left): Anya Gordon, Jude Sanford-Johnson, Jenn Sanford-Johnson.