Church’s community garden is a resource of local, healthy food for residents

First Missionary Baptist Church’s garden is located near the church at the corner of West Jefferson Street and North Maple Street.

First Missionary Baptist Church in Stuttgart has established a community garden at the corner of West Jefferson Street and North Maple Street. Pastor Cedric Hawkins said the church first started the garden to benefit Stuttgart residents.

“The garden is something that the church got together and had some discussions about in terms of how we could make a positive impact on our community and the people we serve,” Hawkins said. “We have several members who really are passionate about

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