The team from Urban Ministry's WE Community Gardens is partnering with The Nature Conservancy and Village Creek Society to help educate students on rebuilding the courtyard garden at Birmingham's Wilkerson Middle School.
Urban Ministry staff members Ama Shambulia and Myron Pierre recently educated and engaged 10 seventh grade students who are leading the ongoing project during a Saturday workday. The work includes measuring and sketching the property to eventually clean and restore the pond, rebuilding beds, planting and harvesting produce and providing a composting site on the school's grounds. The ongoing project will resume on April 19 and continue through the school term and semesters to come.
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About Urban Ministry
Founded in 1978 with a mission to serve poor and low-income persons in the Birmingham area with programs of compassion and wholeness, Urban Ministry is the inner city ministry of the United Methodist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Programs offered on a completely non-sectarian basis include the Joe Rush Center for Urban Mission, Community Kitchen, WE Community Café, WE Community Gardens, Beeson Senior Services, Urban Kids, Food Assistance, Homelessness Prevention, Transportation Ministry and a partnership with Community Church Without Walls. Together, these programs address the long-term causes and consequences of poverty, creating opportunities for individuals to find wholeness as part of a healthy, supportive community.