Each year, the Opelika Chamber of Commerce’s 20 Under 40 class selects a service project to honor their commitment to the city of Opelika. The 2022 20 Under 40 class selected O Grows Farmers Market to raise money to facilitate improvements to one of its outdoor classroom areas.

Built upon the history of Alabama agriculture to sustain its citizens, O Grows began in 2012. They install and maintain gardens, as well as provide related programming. Their gardens serve as outdoor classrooms, allowing children and adults to pursue life-long learning and civic engagement. The 2022 20 Under 40 class plans to create a shade structure that includes a misting system to enable more effective use of their outdoor classroom during the hottest parts of the year.

There are multiple sponsorship opportunities ranging from $100, $500 and $5,000, but every donation helps achieve their fundraising efforts for this project. Donations can be made via check to the Opelika Chamber Foundation or via PayPal at @OpelikaChamber. Donations are tax deductible. Please include 20 Under 40 in the memo line.

We hope you will consider donating to this service project. Thank you for your support!

If you have questions or concerns, contact Mackenzie at to learn more.