Volunteers from the East Mississippi Master Gardeners organization began planting vegetables in the raised beds in Monument Park Monday morning.
The president of the Master Gardeners, Marcia Griffis, says she is excited about the planting of the vegetables and believes it will encourage others to do the same.
"We hope that others will come and plant in the other plots, after they see what can happen in this first demonstration plot," said Griffis. "And were just excited about this park. We have been looking forward to helping them for quite some time. "
Monument Park has been built by volunteers and donations, all to add to the beautification of downtown Meridian. The community is encouraged to participate.