JEFFERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — A ministry in Jefferson County is planning to grow a community garden to provide people in need with fresh, free produce.

Appalachian Outreach said it already owns some land with great soil because it used to operate a community garden several years ago.

They said they want the community to get involved and help with the project however they can. Director Jim Wilson said they are planning to get the garden started.

"We're going to plant corn, beans and just about anything you can think of. We have some friends and we hope they'll be able to partner with us to help," he said.  

They have to clear the land to get it ready for planting. They're looking for volunteers to help keep the garden up.

If you'd like to help, visit the organization's website here.