Muscle Shoals Garden Seed Project

The Muscle Shoals Chapter of the TVA Retirees Association has been steering the operations of the annual Gerald Williams Cooperative Garden Program in Alabama’s Colbert, Franklin, and Lauderdale counties since around 1990.
The chapter performs all functions except fundraising, which is done through donations.
The volunteers who participated in this program during the spring of 2017 saw their efforts rewarded when a record 950 low income families signed up.
Each family received tomato and pepper plants and seeds for okra, cucumbers, turnip greens, squash, beans, peas, and corn. It is estimated that the families who participated each grew about $500 worth of fresh produce estimated to be worth $475,000 program-wide if bought in grocery stores.

For more details about the Garden Seed Project, please see the article “How It’s Done” in the Spring 2017 Muscle Shoals Newsletter

Also, check out this article in the September 2017 TVARA Newsletter.

Here are some photos from 2017:  

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Photos from 2016:  

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