OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Construction of a community garden is set to begin at the Salvation Army Central Oklahoma's new Center of Hope.
This community garden will be managed by volunteers. Businesses, churches, community groups and other Salvation Army partners will adopt a garden plot and be responsible for tending to the garden including weeding, watering and collecting the produce.
The fruits of their labor will be used in The Salvation Army's Red Shield Kitchen, soon to be renamed Red Shield Diner, and the Client Choice Pantry.
After The Salvation Army moves into the Center of Hope in September, the garden will be expanded to include fruit and nut trees and eventually include managed beehives.
The first phase of construction begins Friday when about 60 volunteers will build 20 garden plots.