WTFB breaks ground on educational gardens

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MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The West Texas Food Bank proudly unveiled their latest project on Thursday. In conjunction with XTO Energy, officials broke ground on the Educational Gardens at the Midland facility.

Executive Director Libby Campbell says the new garden area will feature two bio-domes, fruit trees, raised planting beds and more.

Executive Director Libby Campbell touted the new garden project as a new educational opportunity to West Texans who want to grow their own fruits and vegetables in this climate. Additionally, Campbell says the project will hit at the perfect time as their cooking classes are overflowing and interest is growing.

“What innovative thing could we bring here to West Texas for our families and our clients and partner that together in a project for our community and that’s how this innovative gardening project with XTO really came about,” Campbell said Thursday.

With new educational opportunities and more interest from the community, the WTFB also plans to expand parking access to those who come for assistance, those who want to volunteer and those who want to learn.

Campbell says construction will begin on the parking lot and educational gardens in mid-fall and is expected to be complete by summer of 2020.

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