An apiary for honey bees, fencing to protect farm crops from deer and even an “interactive chicken coop” – humans will interact with birds through viewing windows and by retrieving eggs from nest boxes – are among the projects to be funded by newly introduced membership program fees to support the Alpharetta Community Agriculture Program.
The Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services Department announced the fees “for individuals who are passionate about supporting and growing local food … to get involved and direct their support toward specific projects.”
Annual fees will go toward Community Agriculture operations at the Farm at Old Rucker Park, 860 Rucker Road: $50 for a local membership, $250 for a supporting membership and $500 for a sustaining membership. Benefits vary by level but include plaque recognition, T-shirts, discounts to classes and events at the farm, a monthly e-newsletter and tickets to an end-of-season member picnic.
Program updates will be posted on the city website and social channels. Information: https://bit.ly/2GsVSni