The Arkansas Department of Human Services recently received a grant from AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps to design, build and harvest community gardens at each of the Human Development Centers.

The Arkansas Department of Human Services recently received a grant from AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps to design, build and harvest community gardens at each of the Human Development Centers. This is a joint project with the Arkansas Department of Human Services and partner groups, including Heifer International, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension, local 4-H Clubs and local Master Gardeners.
AmeriCorps is scheduled to arrive and begin work at the Arkadelphia Human Development Center on June 12, 2017. AmeriCorps is sending approximately 9 individuals to help to construct a greenhouse, build fencing, and work hand in hand with the residents of Arkadelphia Human Development Center to cultivate the gardens.
The fresh produce grown during this project will be used by Arkadelphia Human Development Center for meals and residents will sell the surplus at their own vegetable stand, the Farmers Market, and donate to our local food pantries.
AmeriCorps will complete their project on July 5, 2017 and the Arkadelphia Human Development Center hopes to make this an ongoing community project. Community participation is encouraged! Please contact the Arkadelphia Human Development Center (870-246-8011) for more information and to volunteer your time and talents to help alleviate hunger in Clark County.