It all started with an okra...
In 2010 the Shultz family was growing flowers, vegetables and herbs in pots on the patio of their Murfreesboro townhouse. The Shultz's 4 year old daughter picked out and grew an okra plant in a big pot. One okra at a time was harvested, roasted and delighted in - breaking the belief that children won't eat vegetables.
The Shultzes were hooked. Soon, the patio was too small and pots didn't cut it. They needed a garden plot. A search for community gardens in the area came up empty, so they published a Facebook page and started connecting with interested people in the hopes of starting one.
In June 2014 they were introduced to a plot of land generously offered by a local church and the State Street garden was born. In 2015, Murfreesboro Community Gardening developed a board and became a 501c3. Since then we've gathered some core volunteers, purchased a shed, worked with almost 1,000 volunteers, and harvested hundreds of pounds of fresh local produce.