In early May 2017 The West Marion community held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new garden that will provide fresh and nourishing food for folks living in this neighborhood.
The garden, named Keeping it Fresh, will grow beans, squash, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, okra, cucumbers and flowers. It is located next to Addie’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
This is not the only achievement for the "Helathy Food Options" work group...
Work to Date
- Applied for Resourceful Communities Grant for a Community Garden
- Partnered with McDowell Schools to offer the summer feeding program in West Marion.
- Attended the Local Food Advisory Council, Local Food Access and Awareness Pod, and Community Food and Health Hub meetings.
- Marketed the Double Bucks program in the community
- Marketed the YMCA’s Mobile Market to the community
- Host Community Thanksgiving Dinner
- Attend Local Food Advisory Council, Local Food Access and Awareness Pod, and Community Food and Health Hub meetings.