The faith-based ministry has been around for two years, and working with The Mission Abilene for about a year. The group of volunteers installs gardens to help locals grow their own food.
Hug A Root also educates locals on healthy eating habits while using the intensive labor to show what a good ethic can produce.
Josh Casey, the founder, says they hope to become a non-profit in the near future. And they are in the process of building a community garden in North Abilene. That is expected to be finished next summer.
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