Back Bay Mission is opening a community garden called God’s Green Acres. Client suggested and client run, this garden will supply vegetables that will nourish the client gardeners and others in the community. The gardeners plan on sharing their excess crops with the Mission’s food pantry and other food pantries in the area.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Connection, a group of professional, civically-focused African-American women, is a supporting partner of God’s Green Acres. There are also several master gardeners in the area who are volunteering their time and expertise. Heading up the client gardeners are are Bennie Alexander and Andre Foster, veterans currently housed in HomePort.
Be sure to keep your eye on thebackbaymission.org for more info on God’s Green Acres as they become available!