Coach Hatchell’s blueberry patch gets prepped for the picking season

UNC women’s basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s blueberry patch near Black Mountain, NC is getting ready for the summer picking season.

UNC women’s basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s blueberry patch near Black Mountain, NC is getting ready for the summer picking season. Each year Coach Hatchell donates proceeds from her patch to UNC Lineberger. Pickers send money to UNC Lineberger on an honor system, based on how much they pick from the “pick your own” patch. 

On Saturday, April 27, Coach Hatchell welcomed volunteers to prep the patch for the upcoming season. Volunteers worked hard to improve the area with more blueberry bushes.

Blueberries are among the fruits with the highest level of antioxidants, believed to help prevent cancer. These antioxidants are even more powerful than Vitamin C. Not only that, studies suggest that blueberries may improve short-term memory.

Once blueberry season is upon us, folks are invited to pick blueberries to support UNC Lineberger. More information about the picking dates will be posted soon.

Check out some of the pictures from the event!

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Date: May 6, 2013