Press Coverage of Bottom Gardens Grant Announcement

Lake Principal LeKeisha Sutton (back left), Cindy Ayers (middle) (Footprint Farms and Rosemont CLT), and Lake Elementary School students.

Lake Principal LeKeisha Sutton (back left), Cindy Ayers (middle) (Footprint Farms and Rosemont CLT), and Lake Elementary School students.

We had a great day on Tuesday, February 12th at Bottom Gardens for the announcement of the Canadian National Railway grant received by the City of Jackson and Rosemont Human Services. Rosemont MB Church Pastor Jimmie Edwards, Rosemont CLT Director Stacey Donaldson, and Mississippi Urban Forest Council Director Donna Yowell talked about the grant and the project while about 25 supporters, partners and media members watched. Lake Elementary Principal LeKeisha Sutton and City of Jackson Planning Director Mukesh Kumar also discussed the positive impacts this type of project can have on the community.

WJTV had a small segment on the event.

As did Fox 40/WLBT, but their story didn’t make it on the web. Their reporter, Reggi Marion was there covering the event and tweeted these photos.