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Edible forest of Mississippi

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A couple of local community groups want to help you get back to the basics when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle.

Volunteers helped plant seeds and plants at the "Edible Forest of Mississippi."The 60 foot by 180 foot urban garden is being developed by the Mississippi Urban Forest Council and officials from Wells United Methodist Church.

The garden which is located adjacent to the church on Bailey Avenue includes, 26 growing fruit trees and several herbs and vegetables. Developers hope the members of the community will freely take advantage of the garden.

Wells church gardener, Loy Moncrief says, "if they don't come by and just pick things off the trees, which we hope they will then if we harvest some of the vegetables we'll take them over to the church and give them away to the food pantry we do every Monday, every Tuesday actually."

Herbs and vegetables will be harvested through the summer. The fruit trees will take between one and three years to harvest.

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