Halls Community Garden under the Center for Disease Control and Prevention grant through the Lauderdale County UT Extension is underway thanks to volunteers like Ray Nolen, Henry Bishop, Joe Wingard, Mike Cunningham, and Lauderdale County Trustees. These guys built the boxes and moved the boxes to the garden site and worked tirelessly filling the boxes with the dirt mix. Jean and Reece Belton, Pat Mountjoy., Rosie Lemons and Beth Cunningham planted a variety of tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers ,and herbs. Jimbo Ward plant manager of West Tennessee Pallet donated scrap lumber to construct the 8×4 storage shed for the community garden. Thanks Mike Cunningham, volunteer, for building our storage shed to be painted in the near future(volunteers needed). Jacobs Lumber donated the paint for the storage shed. Alan Cherry, Halls Public Works Director and his crew installed water access for the project. Under the guidelines of the C-III Grant the produce raised will supplement existing food programs already in place, such as existing food pantries, commodity distribution, summer feeding programs and the senior meals program at Lauderdale County Commission on Aging. Go by and check out the Halls Community Garden site located between Martha Crites CPA office and the old Halls Hardware building on Front Street.
Volunteers supporting the CDC Grant: BE More campaign are Bro.Brian Isbell,Tonya Hurt, Rose Fullen, Jean and Reece Belton, Pat Mountjoy, Martha Jordon, Dale McCaslin, Mayor Pugh,Diane Martin,Carolyn Simpson, Rosie Lemons, Mary Stiles, Program Assistant II-C3 Grant , Mike Cunningham, and Beth Cunningham.
More Volunteers are needed please contact LCCOA 731-836-5444 or UT Extension 731-635-3101 for more details.