Keep Belzoni Beautiful was selected to host the 2022 Keep Mississippi Beautiful Great American Cleanup State Kickoff this year. On May 13, we met at the Belzoni Community Garden, aptly named "Together We Grow", to implement the team's vision for phase II of the garden. A butterfly garden bed was filled with flower bulbs, the local garden club landscaped the garden entrance, volunteers planted vegetables in several dozen raised beds and a nearby lot was cleaned. Benches, a picnic table, a gravel parking lot, a storage area and a pergola round out the hardscape of the garden. Chandra Hines, the executive director of Keep Belzoni Beautiful, and Assistant Community Development Officer at Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, said the community garden serves as a site for many activities. "A Farmers Market is ongoing," Hines said, "and cooking demonstrations and nutrition classes will be held here as well." Phase III, planned for the fall, will include tree plantings and maintenance. Follow Keep Belzoni Beautiful's Facebook page to learn about future volunteer opportunities at their community garden and to see a list of sponsors, who helped make the event possible.