Students plant urban garden - - Jackson, MS

Students plant urban garden

By  Wendy Suares - bio | email | twitter

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Some Jackson students are getting their hands dirty and may start eating better as a result.

A ceremonial planting was held Thursday morning for a new urban garden at the Jackson Public Schools' Environmental Learning Center on Highway 18.

The JPS urban garden could expand ten more acres and will include tomatoes, corn, peas, cabbage, squash, and pumpkins, as well as several types of fruit. 

"Our urban garden will teach students and parents how to raise their own food, and it will provide fresh produce that will help many hungry people in this community," said Buddy Bounds, who is with the ELC.

Several community sponsors have joined JPS to create the urban garden, which is inspired by the White House garden planted by First Lady Michelle Obama earlier this Spring.

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