Kelcurt Foundation plans to build 20 community gardens within 5 years

SODDY DAISY, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Kelcurt Foundation of Soddy Daisy is building a new way to give back to their community.

Co-Founder, Curtis Cecil said that he and others in the community noticed a lack of healthy food in the area.

Last year, they came up with the idea to build community gardens or hoop houses to supply Soddy Daisy residents with fresh produce.

Their first Hoop House is now completed, starting their goal of 20 hoop houses in the next five years.

Cecil is glad that his vision has so quickly turned into a reality, “We actually came up with this program six months ago and BAM! Here it is. So, the reality that this is going to start providing food in just a couple of months is brilliant to me. We’ll finally get a lot of the nutrition that we need at our food banks and the people in our surrounding area.”

This first center has been named the “Haile Hoop House.” 10% of produce will be donated to local food banks, and 70% will be sold to local residents to fund future hoop houses.

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