Grow Memphis Orange Mound Community Garden; A Morning In Photos
Last week I visited Grow Memphis' flagship garden, the Orange Mound Community Garden at the corner of Douglass and Hamilton. Here's my morning, in photos.
Grow Memphis is a local nonprofit started in 2001 by Mid-South Peace and Justice Center Board Member Alcine Arnett, who wanted to turn a vacant lot in her Orange Mound neighborhood into a place where younger and older generations could interact, locals could grow plants and food, and an empty, blighted lot could turn into something beautiful for the neighborhood to enjoy. For more info, go to growmemphis.org.
Busy bee in a squash blossom.
Food from the Orange Mound Community Garden goes back to community members.
It's not summer in Memphis without blackberries.
Current Orange Mounge Community Garden manager Jackie Holland with volunteer Marie Dennan.
Grow Memphis staff members, left to right: Chris Peterson, Carole Coulter, and Ashley Atkins.
In 2012, Grow Memphis become an independent non-profit that now provides support, training, and management for the gardens and community gardeners in 38 different plots around the city.