Aid Group Shows How to Plan Community Garden

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Operation Blessing International is boosting the health and nutrition of people needing help in a Norfolk, Va., neighborhood.

The disaster relief organization teamed up with the Bon Secours Health System to show residents how to grow their own fruits and vegetables with a community garden.

It is a hydroponics program called the East Ocean View Community Garden.

Hydroponics is a method of gardening that allows people to grow plants using mineral nutrient solutions in water, without soil.

"I had a gentleman come up to me today and he said, 'Wow, when you come into this neighborhood and you see the garden. You get the immediate impression this is a neighborhood that people take care of,'" said Steve Zollos, executive director of healthy communities for Bon Secours Hampton Roads.

"That is exactly the image we want to give to this neighborhood," he said.

The project also adds to the beauty of the neighborhood by turning a vacant lot into a community garden.

Find out how you can help Operation Blessing International's relief efforts in the U.S. and around the world.

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