Hattiesburg resident turns tornado debris into vegetable garden - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Hattiesburg resident turns tornado debris into vegetable garden

Posted: Updated:
Jody Mabary has established a sustainable vegetable garden at his Duane Street home, made from debris left over from the Feb. 10 tornado. Jody Mabary has established a sustainable vegetable garden at his Duane Street home, made from debris left over from the Feb. 10 tornado.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Mental health facility changes name to combat stigma

    Mental health facility changes name to combat stigma

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:25:50 GMT
    The Mental Health Center of Madison County is hoping to help more people who need it by changing its own name. The center's leaders say they're afraid stigma attached to mental health care is scaring people away.More >>
    The Mental Health Center of Madison County is hoping to help more people who need it by changing its own name. The center's leaders say they're afraid stigma attached to mental health care is scaring people away.More >>
  • Sears employee hit in head attempting to stop shoplifter

    Sears employee hit in head attempting to stop shoplifter

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:55:12 GMT
    A shoplifting attempt became a strong-arm robbery Thursday night, when police said the thief hit a Sears employee in the head.More >>
    A shoplifting attempt became a strong-arm robbery Thursday night, when police said the thief hit a Sears employee in the head.More >>
  • Safety programs effective in curbing DUI, say officials

    Safety programs effective in curbing DUI, say officials

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:20:09 GMT
    Safety officials say slogans like "Click it or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," and their respective law enforcement programs, are helping save lives.More >>
    Safety officials say slogans like "Click it or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," and their respective law enforcement programs, are helping save lives.More >>

A Hattiesburg man has taken neighborhood debris from the Feb. 10 tornado and used it to develop a sustainable vegetable garden.

Jody Mabary, along with his friend and landscape designer Beau Lackey, has used pine and oak logs, bricks and other items to build a garden in the front lawn of his Duane Street home.

Several dozen houses in Mabary's neighborhood near Hattiesburg High School were damaged or destroyed in the storm.

Mabary lost his roof, his car and a tree in the tornado.

The garden includes squash, corn, peppers and peas. 

"We looked at the destruction around and we just kind of wanted to do something that the people could watch grow," said Jody Mabary. 

"We saw the opportunity for salvageable materials that we could re-claim and re-purpose to build the garden and we were very careful to pick all untreated lumber, so that it's safer and appropriate for gardening use and food production," said Beau Lackey. 


To learn more about it, you can go online to: https://www.facebook.com/TornadoGardenHattiesburg

Copyright 2013 WDAM. All rights reserved.

 

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801
256-533-4848

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations


FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.