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, we have worked to develop a large community garden space in which tomatoes, okra, cucumbers, squash, basil…and so many more vegetables and plants grow.
More recently, through a grant from the Green Partners Program with Action, Inc., ACCA was able to purchase $4,000 worth of tools and materials such as ergonomic tools, wheelbarrows, fertilizer and more to help grow the garden even more. This included the purchase of 12 new galvanized troughs which will be used for making more raised beds in the area behind the Bentley Adult Day Health facility.
Thanks to our fabulous partners, and look out for more great news coming out of the ACCA Intergenerational Garden…soon!
Now that we have our beautiful garden, we want to do things in it! Help us think of activities to do. Intergenerational aspects, nutrition, health, wellness, gardening…all of the above are wanted.