New community garden blossoms at Salvation Army Kroc Center

What was once a barren plot of land beside the track at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center has been transformed into a community garden.

It’s not just for Kroc Center members, anyone is welcome.

Walking through the garden you see plenty of fruits, veggies, and herbs.

Mississippi Farm to School partnered with the Salvation Army for the project and together they want to educate others on healthy living.

Mississippi Farm to School especially wants children to get involved in gardening and will use this as a place to teach. Mississippi Farm to School Network Director Umi Mills said, “This has just been a great space for exploration, experimentation, art, math, science, all of the good stuff they typically get in school. Now they can come here to the Kroc Center and enjoy.”

Volunteer Nova Spears said, “It’s a really fun place that i love to hangout. I hope to become an herbalist when I grow up so this is good practice for me and I really like it.”

The grand opening for the community garden will be this Saturday from 10 to 1. The event will feature a garden tour accompanied by learning activities, introduction to gardening, and a cooking demo for lunch.

The event is donation based. The recommend donation is $10 a person.

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