21 May Gratus Prepares Community Garden for Growing Season
On March 20th, members of the Gratus team enjoyed a community garden workday with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The ACFB Community Gardens project supports a local movement designed to give all residents of Atlanta access to fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. The program develops and maintains more than 100 gardens around the Metro Atlanta area by offering expertise, seed donations and coordination of volunteers and community members.
Our Giving Garden in Mableton
At Our Giving Garden, volunteers work together to grow and sustain affordable and healthy food. Our goal was to help prepare Our Giving Garden in Mableton for the growing season. During our time at the garden, we built pallet shelves to house the compost, weeded, dug trenches between beds, and prepped pea seedlings for a bamboo trellis. Team members went home tired, dirty and full of appreciation for the effort that goes into maintaining these great community assets.
Our Giving Garden was established in October of 2016. Since then, they have donated nearly 600 lbs. of organic produce to the Sweetwater Mission Food Pantry. All proceeds are used for maintaining the land the garden uses or to provide donations within the community.
For More Information
Our Giving Garden has several ways to get involved. We encourage you to explore volunteer opportunities or to make a donation. To learn more about the Atlanta Community Food Bank or Our Giving Garden, please visit their websites at www.acfb.org and https://ourgivinggarden.org.