Despite the rain, Saturday, January 18, 2020, Tom Loper, a board member of Keep Mobile Beautiful, and about 50 other community members planted almost 200 fruit trees at Strickland Youth Center. With grants and support from Alabama Power, UPS and Keep Mobile Beautiful, the Center now has Mobile’s largest urban orchard and will grow a variety of fruits including figs and persimmons. Children will learn to tend the orchard and benefit from access to healthy organically grown food. Future plans include planting blueberry bushes. This will be a sustainable food source with educational and job skill benefits for at-risk youth and is a win for the children and the community.
Watch this video and read the article for more information on this project.
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