In the back, a new garden project started in June supplies cucumbers, peppers, squash and tomatoes to food banks and co-ops.
“When you’re here, it feels like a village,” Cohn said. “You forget everything you’re surrounded by.”
Around the corner, the old Dunwoody School on Chamblee Dunwoody Road houses the Spruill Center, which is equally as beloved for its many art classes. The building hums with activity seven days a week, offering hundreds of art classes quarterly.
On Aug. 20 the center is offering “how-to” classes in digital photography and several other media between quarters. In addition to the classic courses in painting and pottery, the center teaches robotics, filmmaking and metal-smithing to a cadre of students who’ve been attending, and sending their children, to the learn art at the center.
“Many of our students are true art lovers,” said Bob Kinsey, Spruill Center for the Arts CEO. “People come here for stress relief. They like to say the Spruill Center is the cheapest therapy in town.”