Highlands Donates To Community Gardens
The time for garden prepping is coming, and two separate entities are starting community garden projects.
Section High School and The Boys and Girls Club of Jackson County took the first steps in providing a Community Garden project in both establishments.
Highlands Medical Center donated $1000 each in order to support community outreach for healthy living.
Marlene Neely, with the after school program at Section High School, said the garden is part of a grant obtained by the Alabama 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program, which is part of the U.S. Department of Education program administered by the state. The program provides grants to schools, communities and faith-based organizations and youth development agencies, to provide high quality, expanded learning opportunities outside of regular school hours for children in what is considered "safe and secure educational environment."