Last summer, the garden produced some 15,000 pounds of vegetables and fruits, which provided fresh food for an estimated 4,000 people who needed it. The garden also provided a learning experience for elementary students on literal field trips and for church groups who volunteered.
Comet Grove will have an upgraded irrigation system this year, which the project coordinators say could nearly triple the yield.
With three times the produce, the garden is going to need even more volunteers than last year. If you’re interested in a gratifying but otherwise nonpaying job that’s guaranteed to get your hands dirty, call volunteer coordinator Carolyn Zeigler at 256-391-6590.