This week on the Down East Journal, we visit Kinston as empty lots are transformed into small-scale farms, community gardens and recreation areas. We speak to the teenage entrepreneur who started the Adopt-A- Vacant-Lot program. Plus, the plan for solar farms here in eastern North Carolina to become more pollinator friendly. Also, end-of-life decisions can be difficult to talk about with family, friends, and physicians. But healthcare professionals say these conversations are necessary to have well in advance for the physical and mental well being of patients. And, we talk to Beaufort's Planning Director about their Joint Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan which recently received funding from NCDOT.