As part of the UGArden network, the ACCA runs an on-site community garden with the help of UGA and community volunteers. In 2009, ACCA partnered with David Berle and UGA’s Department of Horticulture to begin plans for a community garden on our campus. We already had a very small garden, but we knew that more raised beds would help grow more food. Since then, ACCA has worked with many partners throughout the community including the Athens Land Trust and a Green Partners Program grant from Action, Inc. to buy tools and develop two community garden spaces in which tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, squash, basil, melons, and many more fruits, vegetables and plants grow.
ACCA participants are not only able to enjoy the produce that is gathered from the gardens, but are also able to participate in a coordinated monthly garden club and meet with volunteers from the UGArden. If you have a green thumb or just want to help come on down and give us a hand! Contact Leah McKellop at firstname.lastname@example.org. for more information.
We also need donations to support our garden efforts. Please CLICK HERE if you would like to help.