For the third consecutive year the ‘Community Garden @ Snellville’ has been awarded a grant from the Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Association. The $500 grant will help support the garden’s greenhouse operations with the purchase of supplies, including pots, potting soil, organic fertilizer, rooting hormone and vegetable and flower seeds.
“We will now be able to grow more flowers and vegetables for the community, making a better environment for all of us,” said Master Gardener Wes Nettleton, who was instrumental in applying for the grant.
A team of volunteers maintains the garden’s greenhouse. The team plans to have plants available for sale at this year’s Snellville Days, May 5-6 at T.W. Briscoe Park.
The community garden provides space for families to grow flowers and food for their own consumption and donates food to local charities. The garden is located in T. W. Briscoe Park on the corner of Marigold Road and Sawyer Parkway. Currently the garden includes 48 raised beds, a pavilion, beehives, a greenhouse, tool shed and a large perennial garden. Information: www.snellvillecommunitygarden.com.
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