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(April 23, 2021 3:54 PM) Grow Jackson, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing food insecurity, is asking those with and without gardening experience to join volunteers from Consumers Energy, local youth organizations, and the City of Jackson to construct community garden plots Sunday at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center. 

Volunteers will help build pollinator habitats, spread compost, remove sod, and plant seeds from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center is at 1107 Adrian Street in Jackson. 

The construction event kicks off Grow Jackson’s new Community Gardens, a program funded by sponsorships from Consumers Energy and Jackson Area Catholic Schools, with pending sponsorships with other area companies and in-kind support and participation from the City of Jackson and the Jackson YMCA. 

The gardens will provide produce for Grow Jackson’s fresh food distribution program and be available to members of the Jackson community who need more access to fresh produce.

Volunteers should dress in layers and bring a water bottle, mask, and snack. This event will take place outside and comply with CDC guidelines. Extra masks will be available and sanitation stations will be in place to ensure safety for all volunteers.

Those interested in helping build the gardens or those wanting more information are asked to email jacob@growjackson.org. 


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