Ag Museum People's Garden

1150 Lakeland Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
United States
A gleaning society and local church oversee this People's Garden dedicated to vegetables.

Garden Information

Garden Components

Garden Type/Components

Plant Types: 
Native Plants
Fruits/Vegetables/Herbs
Berries
Garden Types: 
Vegetable Garden
Pollinator Garden

Community Benefits

People's Gardens can benefit communities in many ways. For example, they can be used to help raise awareness, educate the public, and provide outreach on several issues such as: healthy eating and lifestyles, natural resources conservation, cultural and intergenerational connections, sustainable agriculture, or environmental education.
raise public awareness
education site
provide outreach
improve food access/alleviate hunger
beautification
provide a space for recreation or leisure
improve air quality
improve water quality
demonstrate water conservation
improve soil health

Sustainable Practices

What practices, methods, or techniques are being used or demonstrated to help conserve and protect our natural resources?
using native species that are naturally tolerant
perennial species
using plants to attract beneficial insects
reducing or limiting the use of pesticides
using companion planting or interplanting
using cover crops to control soil erosion and imporve soil health
rotating crops to reduce the risks of pest and disease outbreaks
composting
controlling erosion
controlling storm water runoff
using plants that provide food, cover, or shelter to wildlife