Almost ready to pickDespite the heat, the St. Francis County Extension Office’s potted vegetable garden appears to be doing well. Jason Ring, Family and Consumer Science Agent for SFC, looks at an ear of corn which will soon be ripe enough to pick. The Extension Office garden also grows tomatoes and okra. Photo by Caitlyn Sweet.
Weather impacts community garden at Sports Complex - For the past several years, the Forrest City Sports Complex has not only been a site for healthy exercise, but also for free healthy produce.
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