Dothan’s Aunt Katie’s Garden is being used as a blueprint for towns and cities nationwide

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Dothan, Ala. (WDHN)—Ten years ago, Aunt Katie’s Community Garden first opened in Dothan.

It has attracted national interest by municipalities looking to use “urban space” for growing fruits and vegetables.

Located in Downtown Dothan where Linden and Chickasaw streets meet, Aunt Katie’s Community Garden has
raised beds for people to rent and grow their own vegetables.

And over the last decade, it now features a multi-purpose nutrition education center, creates products from locally-grown
ingredients. It can also grow produce in a recently constructed tunnel house.

Michael Jackson says “when you drop the doors and sides, the temperature inside is 30 degrees or higher. That will allow me to grow things ahead of the market.”
Jackson went on to say he hopes to affect the food chain in the area, especially for the low-income population that
the garden predominantly serves.

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