Stillman College hosts neighborhood backyard block occasion Saturday

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Tuscaloosa, Ala. (WBRC) – Students at Stillman College are hoping to plant new seeds in the neighborhood by internet hosting an occasion to encourage extra folks to stay wholesome existence.

A neighborhood backyard block occasion might be held principally outside on campus Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. and supply well being screenings, cooking demonstrations, train for seniors and extra.

“You see a lot of people with high blood pressure, you have a lot of people with diabetes. We just thought it was time for us in this community as being a college and educational institution that we provide some sense of how you can improve your health.” defined Mason Bonner, Director of Community Relations at Stillman College.

Stillman’s neighborhood backyard began as an thought however has since taken root and flourished.

The Community Garden venture job drive fashioned greater than two years in the past and corralled quite a few companions to get the backyard prepped and planted final spring. The Alabama Cooperative Extension Service offered soil testing, whereas Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority and the Sierra Club’s West Alabama Group offered soil and seeds for the primary crop mattress that grew in April 2021.

Stillman college students harvested scorching peppers, tomatoes, collards, cucumbers and strawberries that May.

“After that, we decided to do a winter garden with collards and broccoli,” Bonner mentioned.

The backyard will quickly be relocated to a Stillman-owned property that’s simply accessible to neighborhood members.

“We’re beyond excited for both our campus and Tuscaloosa Community to take part in the Block Party,” mentioned Bonner, “We’ve had incredible engagement from numerous agencies and partner organizations to help this come together and create opportunities for help people live healthy lifestyles.”

The backyard block occasion might be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Greek row.

Opening ceremony (Amphitheater): 10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Health Screenings (Johnson-Robinson Building): 10:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Cooking Demonstration (Greek Row): 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Complimentary Food (Greek Row) 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Exercise for Seniors (Cordell Wynn Center): 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Closing Ceremony (Amphitheater): 1:50 p.m. – 2 p.m.

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