BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Young volunteers in Birmingham transformed three empty lots into community gardens in Ensley. It’s something said to be a much-needed addition.
“All the weeds got pulled. We created new, raise bed gardens. We planted some new herbs for the fall. And just, fellowship more or less,” said Alexander Brewer.
The Dioceses of Birmingham Youth Serve worked with Holy Family Catholic Academy, Holy Family Catholic Church and the Tuxedo Neighborhood community to bring life the empty lots.
“They jumped in, their youth ministers jumped in. This could not have been done at all without these kids,” Brewer said. “In the Ensley area right now, it’s not a food desert, but there’s only one true grocery store where you can get true produce.
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