Community gardens on the grow

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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