Alpharetta invites residents with a hankering to grow their own produce to participate in the newly launched Community Recreational Agriculture Program. CITY OF ALPHARETTA

Alpharetta taking applications for community garden

Alpharetta’s new Community Recreational Agriculture Program is taking applications through Jan. 31 for the 2019 season, for public garden plots, plant materials for home gardens, and participation in classes and events.

Based at Alpharetta’s Farm at Old Rucker Park, the program is offered by the Community Services Division, Parks & Cultural Services Department.

Home memberships cost $25 and are for home gardeners; annual memberships cost $50 and come with a plot at Old Rucker Park. Both plans offer 10 seed packets, 20 plants, class registration and events, according to a Community Garden website:

“The Community Recreational Agriculture Program was developed in 2018 with collaboration and guidance from numerous residents and community organizations,” according to a city announcement. “The program will evolve over time, striving to best serve and meet the needs of the entire community.”


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