Following in a long line of true African Development projects, the All African Peoples Development and Empowerment Project has started a community garden in Decatur, Alabama, a town about 25 miles away from our organization’s headquarters in Huntsville, Alabama. The new AAPDEP garden, located in the heart of the African community of Decatur, on land provided by First Missionary Baptist Church, has had a successful 2016 summer inauguration planting. Members of the local Huntsville AAPDEP chapter along with Africans from the nearby community have shown their dedication to the goal of feeding ourselves and have enjoyed a plentiful summer harvest of green beans, a variety of sweet and hot peppers, cantaloupe, watermelon, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, corn and more! This first step of consolidating the Decatur community garden is the seed of a much larger plan to organize the African community in North Alabama to become much more self-sufficient and self-reliant. For more information, or to find out how you can be involved with the garden or any other AAPDEP project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.