The Miracle-Gro® Rooftop Garden at AutoZone Park Benefits Community Health, Education, and Environmental Sustainability
The Miracle-Gro® Rooftop Garden comes out of a partnership between the Redbirds and Miracle-Gro. The Rooftop Garden is on the 3rd Floor landing at AutoZone Park, which overlooks the Plaza inside the front gates at the corner of B.B. King and Union.
What Is It For?
The applications of the Miracle-Gro® Rooftop Garden are numerous and cross multiple segments of the community. The Redbirds are planning to use a portion of the food and herbs grown in the garden in food served at the concession stands during games. Local and sustainable food is a major push in Memphis' culinary culture, and the Redbirds have recognized the movement with the ability to use some of the most local and sustainable food seen anywhere.
In addition, during the Redbirds' annual Education Days, school children in attendance could tour the garden, learn about nutrition, and see how they could grow a garden of their own in whatever space they have at their home. Additional garden tours on gamedays and during special events are being planned as well.
What Can Be Grown?
The Redbirds will be able to grow many different varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, such as broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, lettuce, onions, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, basil, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, and many more. More varieties will be added throughout the growing seasons.