Kendall utilizes grant to build community garden

Published 1:19 pm Thursday, May 5, 2022

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 29 for a new community garden at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Elizabethton.
The garden was a partnership with St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Youth Service America, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Carter County Drug Prevention.
Samantha Kendall, the Vice President of Coalitions United, was granted $500.00 to help stop childhood hunger in the community.  With this grant, Kendall purchased a raised garden bed and pots, plants, and soil.
Compost for the garden was donated to the cause by Hoffman’s Composting in Johnson City. It is the goal of the garden to ease the financial hardship of fresh produce and to alleviate food insecurity around Carter County.
With the produce collected, Kendall plans to have canning classes for youth, as well as different cooking classes.
Kendall wanted to thank Youth Service America, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Carter County Drug Prevention, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger, and all of those in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony.

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