June brought beautiful weather and newsworthy happenings to the Magic City! From new shops to city celebrations and everything in between, there were plenty of headline-grabbing developments in Birmingham this month that deserved their very own space. Here are just a few things that got our attention.

New Storefront for a Flower Truck

The iconic Wild Honey Flower Truck has officially opened its very first brick-and-mortar shop. Located in the heart of Avondale at MAKEbhm, the grand opening was celebrated with DIY bouquets and goods made by fellow creators at MAKEbhm. Shop bouquets and flowers of all types that are now readily available in-store. Don’t fret – you can still find their famous blue truck, parked at your favorite farmer’s markets and Birmingham stores. Welcome to your official spot in the Magic City: Wild Honey Flower Studio!

Welcome Birmingham’s First Indoor Hydroponic Farm

The Magic City welcomes its first indoor hydroponic farm! What is a hydroponic farm, you ask? It’s an urban-style farm that grows crops twice as fast as a typical farm — all year long — thanks to nutrient-rich water and a unique dirt-like substance. Yellow Hammer Farms, the curator of this unique space, has also launched a retail space where produce is readily available for purchase along with goods from local artists and artisans. Located at 702 3rd Avenue North, this urban farm currently supplies restaurants and shoppers alike with fresh leafy greens and herbs. Cheers to innovation in the Magic City!

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Junior League of Birmingham Announces Community Partners for 2021-2022

The Junior League of Birmingham has announced its community partnership placements for the 2021-2022 League year, which include Birmingham Talks, STAIR of Birmingham, and Founders Place. The JLB’s 29 community projects, which reflect impact areas such as education, financial stability, and health and wellness, include both Birmingham-based organizations as well as League-run projects. The organization’s community partner agencies receive both JLB funding and volunteers for various needs throughout the year. Thanks for all you do for the Magic City, JLB!

Local Donut Shop Featured in Travel Magazine

Birmingham foodies, rejoice! Heavenly Donut Co., a Magic City donut favorite, was recently named the No. 8 donut shop to visit in the United States by Travel Magazine. From their iconic glazed donut and their tasty premium Maple Bacon and French Toast donuts to their delectable Saturday morning beignets, it’s no wonder this small shop is making a name for itself across the country. Congrats!

Donuts from Heavenly Donut Co.

The irresistible Reese’s Donut at Heavenly Donut Co. is a must-try item on their extensive menu!

150 Years of Magic in Birmingham

In June, Birmingham turned 150 years old, and we are celebrating all year long! At a press conference held at the historic Vulcan Park & Museum earlier this month, Mayor Randall Woodfin announced several ways the city is promoting the anniversary and the theme “Built to Last,’’ including initiatives like love letters to the city that will be sent to the Birmingham Public Library Archives Department for preservation; “Milestone Monday,” which highlights people, organizations, and businesses celebrating significant milestones in 2021; and “Taking Pride Where I Reside,” an aggressive clean-up schedule to address overgrown lots and litter in Birmingham. Get involved in any or all of these fun initiatives this year!

Have a great summer, Birmingham! We’ll be back next month with a round-up of all the newsworthy happenings from July.

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