Monday, May 19, 2008

Community Gardens Popular in Metro Atlanta

Community Gardens Popular in Metro Atlanta
HHG Note: Plant a Row for the Hungry raised over 10,000 pounds of produce for local charities last year in Fayette County.

Whether their motivation is feeding their families or beefing up their wallets, more than ever Atlantans are coming together to plant community gardens, says a University of Georgia garden expert.

“There has been a significant increase in interest in community gardening this year alone,” said Bobby Wilson, who coordinates the Atlanta Urban Gardening Program. “There is always an increase in the spring, usually only 60 to 75 percent of the new gardens survive. We think this year many more will survive because of food prices and because people are concerned about what is going on their food in terms of chemicals.”...

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