FoodCorps Mississippi service members participated in National Day of Service events across Mississippi on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and at one service site, 34th Street Wholistic Gardens and Education Center, over fifty volunteers rallied to make major headway on increasing available growing space.
There were raised garden beds to be filled and a hoop house to build, and volunteers from MS Power, Gulfport High School’s Interact and Beta clubs, Gulfport’s Rotary Club, and other local community members joined FoodCorps members to get the job done. By the end of the day, the volunteers filled twenty-eight 4-foot by 8-foot raised beds, worked on compost areas, and built a hoop house. We can’t wait to see what this year’s growing season will bring thanks to the hard work of these volunteers!
To find additional resources on farm to school topics, visit the Local and Regional Food Systems section of the ATTRA website.