Community gardens on the grow

Community gardens on the grow

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1366689279&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4028272&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1366689279 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – It’s that time of year.  Time to plant your carrots, peas and melons.  But not everyone has the space for a garden spot at home.

The answer for many of those people is a community garden and there are many of them scattered around the Birmingham area.  Brock Seabrook has had a spot at the Jones Valley Teaching Farm for a couple of years.  He lives downtown and doesn’t have the green space to do anything like a garden at home.

But it’s not just for the downtown dwellers.  There are several other community gardens around.  The problem – most don’t have the resources to provide for everyone.  That’s why they need volunteers and donations.

The Community Garden Coalition for Birmingham will be holding a Spring kick-off this weekend at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  It goes from 11am-4pm.  They’ll have all the information you’ll need to either start a community garden of your own or join one in your community.

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