Lowe’s donates lumber to build garden boxes for community
Rhonda Bottoms, Store Manager at the Lowe’s of Paragould and Melanie Matheny, Operations Manager came to Corning on Monday, Nov. 18 to observe their donation of treated lumber be built into community garden boxes. Nine boxes were built by Corning FFA and members of Growing Corning Together, along with VISTA Volunteer, Ryan Carter. The boxes will be placed at various locations in Corning. The donation at retail was worth $3,600 and was enough lumber to build 25 garden boxes. The rest of the boxes will be completed in the near future. Bottoms said Carter had approached her last summer about donating to the project and it took four or five months to get the project orchestrated. The community garden on the corner of Crafton and Magnolia has already seen a successful fall harvest of beets, radishes and turnips.
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