The City of Jackson will partner with Clarke-Washington Community Food Alliance (forming) and Jackson Middle School to create a community teaching garden. This community garden will serve as a teaching, learning, and demonstration garden with gardening, culinary, and nutrition education at the core of its mission. Engaging market vendors, local residents and market patrons, the teaching garden will connect people to their food, addressing issues surrounding food access and equity, health and nutrition, and environmental stewardship. Upon completion, the community garden will feature raised beds to be leased or sponsored each season. There will be a wheel-chair accessible growing area, a children’s sensory play garden, composting and pollinator areas. Perimeter fencing will create vertical growing opportunities. The site will have a structure that will house a tool storage area, single use bathroom, and small office. An outdoor demonstration, food preparation, and produce handling area will be built off this structure.