A community garden is springing up across the street from Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church to help nourish and support the Tampa community. Fruits and vegetables will soon be sprouting at the church-owned lot of vacant land at 4011 E. Curtis St., Tampa, FL 33610.
The church will host a garden gathering from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 16, to break ground on the faith-based garden. Mount Olive’s garden committee invites families, children, and members of the community with an interest in gardening to join in the fun-filled day of planting. The pastor at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Michael V. White, will offer a blessing of the garden and helpful planting tips. Extra shovels, seeds, sponsors, and donations are welcome.
Special garden plots for sponsors and donators to harvest individually, group activities, celebration dinners, as well as fresh-food drives for the needy are planned for the future fruits of labor. Contact the church at 813-621-2766 for more information.