Springing up: Another Tampa community garden grows

Tampa's Mount Olive church plans to host the groundbreaking for its community garden May 16.

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Springing up: Another Tampa community garden grows

From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 16, the Tampa-based Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church will break ground on its faith-based community garden at 4011 E. Curtis St., which rests on a piece of church-owned land across the street from the ministry.

During the groundbreaking, those with an interest in gardening are welcome to plant the green space's first fruits and veggies, a well as contribute additional seeds and shovels.

Mount Olive pastor Rev. Michael White, who operated a landscaping company for decades, will bless the garden and share his own planting tips as well.

"We've organized a group of passionate individuals wanting to help feed the needy as well as promote awareness for healthy eating habits," White said in a statement.

Food drives, plots dedicated to sponsors and donors, celebration dinners and group activities are planned for the garden, which White hopes "will provide a place that also encourages [Mount Olive] members to share and relax."

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