Vernon,Texas (TNN) - The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Garden in North Vernon has been revitalized but community leaders need help making sure that it will be there for years to come.
It was founded in 2018 by Reverend Robert Thomas and was initially set-up where people could buy plots and tend to the garden themselves.
However, over time it fell into disarray and an overwhelmed Reverend Thomas knew he needed some help.
That’s when the idea came to partner with Pastor Norris Thomas of Woodstreet Baptist Church and Bro. Benny King Director of Ministries at Vernon Hope Center to share the responsibility of tending to the garden by taking turns.
After hosting a Revitalization Ceremony on May 30, the garden has been restored back to it’s former glory.
Fruits and vegetables grown in the garden like squash, tomatoes, collard greens, cantaloupe and peppers will be ready to harvest and given out to families in the next couples of months.
For more information on how to donate to Vernon’s MLK Community Garden, call Reverend R. Thomas at (940) 782-2559.