8-year-old boy’s garden helps Follansbee recovery

October 4, 2016 - garden totes

WELLSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — While roving by a mud-covered streets of Follansbee in his mother’s car, 8-year-old Aiden Cooper got a thought to lend a hand, including his immature thumb, to those influenced by a new flood.

Cooper’s mother, Kara, pronounced her son was dismayed by a waste that remained after Allegheny Creek flooded, countless charge drains corroborated adult and runoff flowed heavily from hillsides above a city on Jul 30.

“It looked terrible,” Aiden pronounced of a scene, describing it as “all sand and mud.”

“He told me, ‘Mom, we’ve got to do something,'” Kara said.

Aiden motionless to sell a furnish from his possess garden, as good as lemonade and water, and generated some-more than $200 for a Follansbee Flood Relief Fund by sales conducted on dual days during a Brooke County Farmers Market.

Aiden took his vegetables to a Wellsburg and Follansbee locations and found many congregation gave some-more than he had labelled them.

“One of them gave me $100,” he said, observant other vendors during a markets upheld his effort.

Aiden pronounced on conference of his booth, “A lady brought a large receptacle with batteries, toothpaste, deodorant and other reserve for a inundate victims.”

Aiden began assisting his relatives and grandparents with their possess gardens during an early age. Last year he started his possess 8 feet by 8 feet garden after fasten a Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service’s Kids Garden Club and was among winners of a group’s contest.

He has grown potatoes, tomatoes, onions, zucchini and squash.

The bar was dead this year, though Ruth Brown, a coordinator, has asked him to assist her in streamer it subsequent year, including recruiting new members.

Aiden pronounced a mid-August start for a propagandize year has done it some-more formidable for him to say his garden, though his mom and father, David, and grandparents have concluded to assistance while he is during school.


Information from: Herald-Star, http://www.hsconnect.com

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