Planting the seeds for a healthy community in Gulfport
Community leaders are working to make sure that everyone has access to fresh, healthy food. In Gulfport, the seeds are planted at a new community garden to do just that.
Community leaders in Gaston Point have been hard at work, planting fruits and veggies like watermelon, beets, tomatoes, and peppers so anyone who wants can have access to healthy food.
The community garden is open for anyone to come plant or pick some fresh fruits and vegetables.
Not only is the food from the garden good for your health, parents have the opportunity to come out to the garden and teach their children how to plant. ‘Extend a Hand, Help a Friend’ CEO Jeffrey Hulum said, “This is very important because this cuts at the heart of the food insecurities in our community. With a predominantly African American community with an underlying condition of COVID due to diabetes, not having fresh fruits and veggies and having a healthy immune system and heart and that is something we are hoping this can have.”
The community garden is open to anyone who would like to come. It is located right behind the Family Enrichment Center in Gulfport.