Folks in Roanoke spent today seeing how green their thumbs are!

Acts 2 Ministry is partnering with businesses and local garden groups to build a community youth garden.

The group broke ground today at the Day Avenue Park on Elm Avenue.

Volunteers partnered with inner city high school students who will be a part of Acts 2's Summer Garden Leadership program this year.

Organizers say lessons will be used beyond the garden.

Rebecca Leggett of the Roanoke Community Garden Association says, "[We're] kind of taking it beyond the gardening, focusing on how do you build a business like this? How do you start a farm?  We'll also be offering some cooking classes, so we're going to be using food that we're growing here at the garden."

In addition to all that, there will also include job skills training lectures for students.