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Hattiesburg resident turns tornado debris into vegetable garden

Jody Mabary has established a sustainable vegetable garden at his Duane Street home, made from debris left over from the Feb. 10 tornado. Jody Mabary has established a sustainable vegetable garden at his Duane Street home, made from debris left over from the Feb. 10 tornado.

A Hattiesburg man has taken neighborhood debris from the Feb. 10 tornado and used it to develop a sustainable vegetable garden.

Jody Mabary, along with his friend and landscape designer Beau Lackey, has used pine and oak logs, bricks and other items to build a garden in the front lawn of his Duane Street home.

Several dozen houses in Mabary's neighborhood near Hattiesburg High School were damaged or destroyed in the storm.

Mabary lost his roof, his car and a tree in the tornado.

The garden includes squash, corn, peppers and peas. 

"We looked at the destruction around and we just kind of wanted to do something that the people could watch grow," said Jody Mabary. 

"We saw the opportunity for salvageable materials that we could re-claim and re-purpose to build the garden and we were very careful to pick all untreated lumber, so that it's safer and appropriate for gardening use and food production," said Beau Lackey. 


To learn more about it, you can go online to: https://www.facebook.com/TornadoGardenHattiesburg

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