The City of Port Huron directed some of the $15,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds toward a seed giveaway program for residents. They partnered with MIgardener to create the Port Huron Sprouts program in an effort to bring self-sufficiency and food stability to our community amid the COVID-19 crisis.
MIgardener packaged 1,000 sets of easy-to-grow seeds along with instructions for new gardeners. These Family Gardening Packs include seeds for carrots, broccoli, lettuce, beets, tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, green beans, cabbage and kale. MIgardener’s owners, Luke and Sindy Marion, are well-known for their backyard gardening abilities and prolific tutorials on their website and YouTube channel.
“Helping to provide long-term food stability for residents, creating new food sources, and giving families an activity to do during this challenging time is a win for everyone,” said Mayor Pauline Repp.
Residents who want to pick up a Family Gardening pack can select one from the box outside the Municipal Office Center at 100 McMoran Blvd. or email email their names and address to Sprouts@PortHuron.org
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand