From press reports
According to Mike Skipper, County Director, for the MSU Extension Service you would search far and not find any collards that are more beautiful than those grown by Alexander Cunningham.
Cunningham, with his collards is a participant at the Cultivating Patch, which is a hands on teaching garden project that focuses on raised bed production.
Skipper shared that the whole purpose of the garden area is to provide individuals with the opportunity to grow produce for themselves and their family in an environment where they gain the skills to be successful in growing fresh vegetables.
This project was made possible through support of the Winston Board of Supervisors, Winston County Farm Bureau, the Extension Office and several other individuals that have helped support this project.
Mr. Cunningham is into his third crop for the year with his raised beds. In the Spring, he planted lettuce, cabbage and onions with the arrival if summer he then shifted to tomatoes and with the approachment of Fall he then established his raised beds in collards and what a wonderful job he has done!
Many of the other beds are planted and these participants have some beautiful crops as well. If you are interested in the Cultivating Patch or have questions in regards to raised bed gardening, then please cal Mike Skipper at 662-773-3091