Sylvester’s Community Village Garden continues to grow

Sylvester’s Community Village Garden continues to grow
The Community Village Garden in Sylvester.

SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) - While Georgia farmers await funding, a Sylvester garden is growing.

The Community Village Garden hosted an event Wednesday for the community.

The public was able to pick and taste local veggies and fruits.

Staff said that it was an opportunity for the community to learn healthy eating habits.

“Instead of having our regular hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken on the grill, we’re saying, ‘OK, we can take stuff from the garden and actually say OK, I can grill squash. I can make this with eggplant or do this with okra.' So we’re trying to promote healthy living in the mist of this,” said Farm Manager Janya Green.

Sam X is one of the founders and said that through community donations and support from Fort Valley State University, the garden is continuing to grow.

They said this year, many crops like eggplants, tomatoes and peppers can be found.

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