Mississippi Youth Community Gardens at a Glance
A Bit of Background
Our goal is to make fresh produce accessible to all families in our community.
The Mississippi Delta is one of the most severely underserved areas in Mississippi. It has one of the Nations's highest rates of Obesity, Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. To combat this adversity, the Mississippi Youth Community Gardens seeks to nourish our neighbors at the most fundamental level with healthy food options and a strong support network.
Making A Difference
At Mississippi Youth Community Gardens, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts to address the increase in diseases caused by poor nutrition in the Mississippi Delta. Through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
The Mississippi Youth Community Gardens "My-Crop" teaches local residents how to prepare and store organically grown, healthy produce to maintain their health.
The Mississippi Youth Community Gardens, also known as My-Crop, is devoted to preserving natural greenspace and educating the local population on how to utilize this greenspace for economic, social and cultural development.
Fruits and Vegetables
The Mississippi Youth Community Gardens participates in growing a variety of produce and natural herbs in our gardens. Our organization grows peaches, plums, tomoatoes, mustard and turnip greens, sweet basil, peppermint, onions, grapes, lee balm, rosemary, and a large variety of other produce.
The Mississippi Youth Community Gardens was founded by retiree Bobbie Grammar, and her husband,Proud Veteran Frank Grammar, to address food inequality and health disparities from poor nutrition that existed within the Mississippi Delta in 2011. The Mississippi Youth Community Gardens was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization in August, 2015. We also only seek to develop economic and financial literacy programs that can better prepare our community for the challenges of tomorrow.