Apr 22, 2016
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The community garden movement in the Richmond area has been thriving with help from groups like Urban Tilth, and now it’s inspiring a similar concept in Mississippi.

The city of Gulfport has embarked on a project to turn 2 acres of land into a community garden that will be self-sustaining with help from a farmers’ market, according to the Sun Herald.

Ruth Story leads the nonprofit that operates the new Gulfport garden. She said she “got the idea for a community garden when she saw a beautiful one several years back in Richmond, Calif.”

The Gulfport property that is becoming a garden “hasn’t served any purposes since the storm (Katrina),” David Parker, the city’s economic development director, told the Sun Herald.

“I can’t think of a better purpose than a community garden that can teach kids about growing and what goes into gardening,” he said.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.