The Brookdale Resource Center is adding a new resource to feed hundreds of people fresh food from its backyard

Macon, GA – According to the statement, United Way of Central Georgia, Bibb County School District, Mayor Lester Miller and the Bibb County Cooperative Extension held a conference to make the special announcement.

Officials also announced that the goal is to start planting seeds in raised garden beds behind Brookdale April to grow food that will go directly into Brookdale’s kitchen.

The Cooperative Extension has worked closely with Chef Stuart Hardy, Executive Chef Instructor for Compass Rose Café and Lead Instructor at Hutchings College and Career Academy, to see what can be grown to make nutritious meals for Brookdale residents. 

This month, multiple agencies will build 49 raised beds that will be placed behind Brookdale.

The wood for the boxes is being donated by Warren Associates, Inc., and students at Rutland High School are joining in the effort by helping build the raised beds the week after Spring Break.  

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