June 1, 2013 Workday
Grant Park - Master Plan Documents

Grant Park Community Garden

Check out our new flyer about organic garden plots on Grant Street.

The Grant Park Community Garden is a project under the umbrella of the Land Use and Zoning Committee of GPNA.

Located on a private, vacant lot on the south end of Grant Street, adjacent to 970 Grant St, the garden was started when a group of Grant Park residents leased the property in May 2011 and spent a hot summer removing kudzu and ferociously invasive Johnson grass, installing terraced beds, water tanks, composting areas, and trails. Many hours of work were also performed by volunteer groups organized by the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  During the 2011/2012 winter, the group farmed cold-weather crops like greens, turnips, garlic and cabbage, most of which were donated to Atlanta Community Food Bank agencies. In addition to the areas that support food grown for donation, private plots were leased out to neighbors starting in the spring of 2012.  Flower, herb and fruit plantings have also been added to the garden.

As of January, 2015 the garden has 19 private plots and has donated over 1610 pounds of vegetables from its Plant-a-Row-For-The-Hungry program.  Work continues in developing the back of the property.

The participants have a variety of past gardening experiences. All have agreed to use only organic fertilizers or pesticides in their cultivation efforts.  Part of the garden’s reward is not only that tomato or kale that you produce, but the new acquaintances you make and the sense of community that evolves from shared goals around what was once an overgrown hill.
 
Follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GrantParkCommunityGarden. If you're interested in a private plot or working on the donation areas of the garden, message us on facebook, or email us at GrantParkCommunityGarden@gmail.com.  You can access the application for participation from this page.  Look below the picture on the right.  Whether you're gardening at home or with us, check out Georgia Organics Planting Calendar by scrolling down to the bottom of this page.

 
              
            
    

   


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From a March, 2012 workday at the Garden
Georgia Organics's Planting Calendar