During a week in March 2012, students from the Appalachian Center for Equality's mentoring program at Logan High School and students from Sandy Spring Friends School worked together tilling the soil, weeding the beds, and planting and watering seeds. Young children from the Head Start program at Logan PRIDE Community Service visited the garden and were taught by the high school students how to garden.
With the rising cost of food and an emphasis being placed on healthier eating, the community garden project seeks to educate people both young and old alike about the physical and economic benefits of growing food locally. When the vegetables are ready to harvest, the program plans to have a community potluck with live music and fresh food made with ingredients from the garden.
The Appalachian Center for Equality welcomes other community members and organizations to be a part of the work and fun in the garden. If anyone is interested in adopting a bed for their family, church, or group, contact Lida Shepherd at 304-343-7177.
Read the full story in the Logan Banner.