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By Ansley Steed/The Red River Sun—
MEMPHIS – The Memphis Community Garden is growing produce as well as cultivating support.
The garden, located off of 16th Street and Brumley Street, has been planted the past four years, and this is the third year for it to be planted at this city lot, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Agent Molly Forman said. Because of the larger location and all of the help the community has provided, the garden’s produce is more abundant than before.
“It has been a great group effort to get this garden going,” Forman said.
Community members have really put in the time and effort to help this garden bloom.
Residents Harold and Mollie Moffitt plowed the lot; the above ground water system was donated by the Golden Spread International; and the city donates the water for the garden, Foreman explained.
“Every year this garden is growing in size and people assisting,” Forman said.
Residents who help tend to the garden get to take home the produce, Forman added.
Tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, cilantro, squash, lettuce, watermelons and cantaloupe are just some of the fruits and vegetables ripe for the picking.