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In conjunction with Food Day, the DeKalb County Board of Health and others are coming together to showcase the innovative urban agricultural activities of our county, with a week of open houses at urban agricultural and garden sites in DeKalb County.  The Dunwoody
Community Garden will be part of this tour.
Our open house will be Monday, October 24, from 2-6 pm. Guides will be present at both the garden and the greenhouse during these times. No tickets needed. Stop by and see what we’re growing.

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Our garden is getting national attention! The American Community Garden Association is holding its national conference in Atlanta this year, and they’ve selected our garden, from more than 150 metro gardens, as a stop on their community garden tour on Saturday, August 7th. This is quite an honor. Let’s show off.

Please help out by freshening up your garden plot and paths before the tour. Things you can do: mulch the paths around your bed, weed your plot, replace spent crops with new plantings, and personalize your plot with a garden sign or art.

Do you want some company while you tidy up? Join us:

Garden Gathering
Saturday, July 31
8:00 am – 10:00 am

We also need some help with the communal areas!

Our super-star volunteers have been extremely busy: Bob Lundsten has tirelessly mulched the main paths, Karen Converse is keeping the ornamental gardens looking beautiful, Pattie Baker tends nearly ten charity beds weekly, and many more members than I can name have been helping out.

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Daisies in the Garden

Daisies in the Outdoor Classroom

Today we welcomed a group of Daisy Scouts to our community garden. During their tour, the girls were drawn to the plots lush with cool season veggies. They examined the budding fruits of strawberry plants, baby carrots freshly unearthed, bolting broccoli, yellow blooms of the plant used to make rapeseed (or canola) oil, and the many other things growing in our plots. The girls next visited our compost cages and learned a little about the circular nature of composting: a cabbage leaf decomposes into nutritious soil, and the soil is then used to grow a nutritious cabbage. Composting, they decided, helps make the world a better place, and that message was the focus of today’s Daisy adventure. After their tour, the girls ventured over to the pavilion and outdoor classroom where they planted peas in organic soil mix in bio-degradable pots, which they took home to either add to or start their own vegetable gardens. We hope the Daisy’s enjoyed their visit and earned their pink badges. And we hope that our garden, one plot at a time, is making the world a better place.

Would you like your Scout troop or youth group to visit our garden? Let us know! We are interested in connecting with all age groups in our community and developing education programs. Want to join the education team? Sign up!

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Our garden will welcome visitors during three big events this spring and summer. The condition of our garden reflects the quality of our membership, so it’s important to me, as a member, that our garden feel loved, lush, and inviting to those who stroll through it.

Lemonade Days Open House
Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We expect significant foot traffic from carnival goers, and we’d like to invite the children who visit to plant a flower. To make that happen, we need to amend the raised beds that line the front fence and secure several flats of flowers. Two volunteers are bringing in a truckload of compost, but we need the help of several hands and trowels to mix it into the topsoil. If you can help in any capacity, let us know!

Dunwoody Garden Tour
Friday, May 14, 10 am- 3 pm
Saturday, May 15, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, May 16, 12 pm – 5 pm 

We’re on the ticket for the Dunwoody Garden Tour this year! Ticket holders will tour multiple gardens in our community over a three day weekend, and we’ll need hosts at our garden during each shift to greet visitors and pass out brochures. We need to cover 17 hours, so if you can take a whole or partial shift, please let us know!

ACGA Tour
August 7th  (Tentative)

This is a big one. The American Community Gardening Association is holding its national conference in Atlanta this summer. With over 150 community gardens in the metro area, it’s a great honor that we’ve been selected as one of the few for the ACGA tour. This is an opportunity for us to make a great impression on a national audience.

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