Old School Playground Converted to Community Garden

Hobson City, Alabama, the second oldest African American town in the United States formed a youth community garden club in the spring of 2011 and with the assistance of the Coosa Valley RC&D Council, AT&T of Birmingham, The Towns of Oxford and Hobson City, Tuskegee University and Beshear’s Tractor Company converted an old abandoned school playground into a thriving community garden. The new innovative system of micro-irrigation/plastic culture was used in establishing the garden. A hoop house was added at the site in the spring of 2012. More than 12,000 pounds of produce has been grown on the one-quarter acre site. This project won the” State and National RC&D Award for Youth Involvement”

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