The Kearney Center Dedicates Garden

Interior of the Kearney Center.
Posted at 9:50 PM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-17 05:20:30-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - Leon County's homeless shelter, The Kearney Center, dedicates a new community garden Monday.

The garden will have eight raised beds that will be used to plan a flower and vegetable garden. The county awarded the garden a $1,000 grant, which will be used to plan classes and programs to educate staff and those who live at the shelter on how to take care of it.

Jacob Reiter with the Shelter says, "This garden inspires hope and progress. But it also provides opportunities for education, training, the county is going to help with that . We have several volunteers in the community that are master gardeners that are going to help with that. SO our clients are going to have an opportunity to to learn those skills and as they move on into their own apartments that can carry those skills with them to be successful."

The garden will be named the Wendy Crook Memorial Garden. A dozen community partners, including the Florida State University College of Social Work made it all happen.