Celebrate the growth of King’s Garden with an Evening in the Garden on Oct. 5

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Image from the night at King's Garden
Get ready for a whimsical night at King’s Garden! Photo submitted.

Since their opening in 2015, King’s Garden has grown to serve both King’s Home residents and the surrounding community. On October 5th, the residents invite Birmingham to come out and celebrate the growth of King’s Garden while supporting the ongoing mission of King’s Home.

What is King’s Garden?

King’s Garden sells their fresh, local produce to the community. Photo via Facebook.

King’s Garden is the therapeutic garden program at the farm at King’s Home. The garden provides an opportunity for the residents to learn about farming, work ethic, and business skills. The program offers sessions for King’s Home youth multiple times a week, focusing on things like:

  • Planting and harvesting seeds
  • Farm-to-table cooking
  • Learning about farm animals
The garden at King's Garden
One part of the King’s Garden campus. Photo via Facebook.

Also, as a tasty bonus, the program provides fresh produce and eggs for the residents! Additionally, King’s Garden produce is sold to local businesses, such as:

A whimsical night in the garden

  • Where: King’s Ranch, 32 King’s Ranch Drive, Wilsonville, Alabama
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 5th at 6pm
  • What: An Evening in the Garden, a benefit night in the garden mission

The residents and volunteers are excited to celebrate the growth of King’s Garden with an Evening in the Garden. For instance, they will share their plans for the future and their recent accomplishments, such as the Hoop House that will allow the garden to grow produce year-round.

The King's Garden hoop house under construction
The hoop house under construction. Photo via Facebook.

Furthermore, dinner and dessert will be provided by Chef Kenneth Moore of Moore 2 Catering. Additionally, the menu will be supplemented with herbs and garnishments grown at King’s Garden.

“The generosity and support of our volunteers and donors enables us to continue providing education on nutrition to at-risk demographics, increase access to nutritious foods for low-income families, create community through relationships, and foster a strong work ethic for participants.”

Lew Burdette, President of King’s Home

Dance the night away with Act of Congress

Act of Congress
Photo via Act of Congress’ website.

Additionally, Birmingham’s own Act of Congress will be performing at the Garden.

“I am delighted to perform at Evening in the Garden. The mission of King’s Home is so inspiring. We love the purpose of King’s Garden and are honored to have the opportunity to play for such a good cause.”

Connie Skellie, band member with Act of Congress

How to reserve your spot

The table spread at King’s Garden. Photo submitted.

You can make your reservations online, by phone at 205.678.8331, or by email at info@kingshome.com

  • Individual reservation ($125)
  • Table of 10 ($1000)

Sponsorship packages

  • Zinnia Sponsor ($1000) – Includes 1 VIP Table for 10 Guests, Program Recognition, & Social Media Recognition
  • Dahlia Sponsor ($10,000) – Includes 2 VIP Table for 20 Guests, 10 VIP Parking Spots, Program Recognition, Social Media Recognition, & Garden Gift
  • Rose Sponsor ($15,000) – Includes Dinner with 1 Act of Congress Member, 10 VIP Parking Spots, 3 VIP Tables for 29 Guests, Program Recognition, Social Media Recognition, & Garden Gift

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Bill and Rebecca Rowley at bill@kingshome.com or rebecca@kingshome.com

Want to learn more about King’s Home?

Birmingham, King's Home
King’s Home has several thrift stores throughout Birmingham. Photo submitted.

King’s Home offers a home to to youth, women and children seeking refuge from difficult and impoverished conditions. The organization operates 22 group homes on 6 campuses, servicing all 67 Alabama counties.

In addition to providing a safe environment, King’s Home teaches the residents valuable life skills. For example, the ceramics at Prodigal Pottery are handmade by women at King’s Home. When you purchase a piece of Prodigal Pottery, you’re helping women fleeing homelessness, domestic abuse and sex-trafficking to gain the skills they need to succeed once they’re back on their feet.

Furthermore, King’s Home operates a series of thrift stores throughout Alabama. In addition to providing a wonderful thrift store to the community, the proceeds benefit the King’s Home mission.

If you like gardening, the Evening in the Garden is an excellent opportunity to see how the program uses gardening and farming to encourage the youth while they are in foster care.

Make sure to tag us @BhamNow and share your experience at King’s Garden!

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Author: Nathan Watson

Tennessee native who fell in love with Birmingham during college. Graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2019. Passionate about Birmingham and its continued growth.