Alpharetta has announced membership fees of $50 to $500 a year to support the city’s Community Agriculture Program at Old Rucker Park. CITY OF ALPHARETTA

Alpharetta sets fees to support community agriculture

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:

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