Learn about Community Gardens in NPU-T

On Saturday, November 15, you can:
Learn about community gardens in NPU-T (West End and surrounding neighborhoods) that you can join!
 
Find out how to start your own community garden!
 
Learn more about the City of Atlanta’s plan to build community gardens in public parks!
 
Hear about Atlanta’s Local Food Initiative!
 
Find out how to build your garden soil, make compost, and garden organically!
 
Get all your questions answered about NPU-T’s Community Food Project!
 
Find out what’s happening next spring at Brown Middle School – ever heard of Edible Schoolyards?
 
Tour the new vegetable gardens of Good Shepherd Community Church and learn about their rainwater collection system!
 
Join the NPU-T Urban Agriculture Committee at Good Shepherd Community Church, 445 Lawton Street, Atlanta GA 30310, in Atlanta’s West End, on Saturday, November 15, from 9:30 to noon, for all the above AND MORE!
 
And please bring your favorite dish to share for a potluck lunch at noon!
 
This is a Free event!  Bring your friends and neighbors!
 
Please forward this information and the attached  AGENDA: (2008-fall-community-garden-summit-agenda-revised1 )and event flyer to your network.

Creating Vibrant Communities Inc

Hello neighbors and friends,
Below are the plans for construction of raised beds this Saturday May 10th in Plot “A” at the new CVC Urban Farm located at 779 Atwood Street SW Atlanta, GA 30310 in the greater West End (also known as the Beecher-Donnelly neighborhood). This initiative is part of CVC’s new Urban Agriculture Program, which was launched in response to the NPU-T Community Food Project. Please come by to be a part of this historic event and reach out to as many West End residents and NPU-T neighbors to invite them as well. Contact Robert Thompson (CVC Executive Director) to register as a participant at 404.399.3790 or rlthomp2002@yahoo.com. For more information about Creating Vibrant Communities Inc and its programs, please visit here:
8AM shift of volunteers:
  • Will focus on laying out garden bed outlines with wooden stacks and strings. Involves basic surveying with measuring tape and some earth leveling (process described here). Garden beds will be both cement block bordered (examples attached) & earth mounded designs.
  • Laying down newspaper within beds for weed suppression
  • Brush removal and general landscaping around the site
11AM shift of volunteers:
  • Actual construction of mounded garden beds, cement block raised beds, and filling with blended topsoil mix.
  • Adding beginning organic fertilizer amendments (chicken pellets or fish emulsion)
  • Summer crop planting and garden bed irrigation
Lastly, we need everyone to bring as many old newspapers and gardening tools as possible, including:
  • Gardening hoes
  • Metal rakes
  • Shovels
  • Gloves
  • Trowels
Many thanks. Please reply if you have any questions. – Kwabena
 
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Kwabena “Cubby” Nkromo, NPU-T Chair
“Dedicated to building on our strengths in clean, safe neighborhoods.”
Mobile: 404.587.2227
Home: 404.753.4311
P.O. Box 11176
Atlanta, Ga. 30310
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