I had the opportunity to talk with new principal of Sequoyah Middle School, Brittany Cunningham, about a number of things where Doraville residents can partner with the middle school. One topic that came up was a community garden. It sounds like the science teachers are looking at starting a community garden on school grounds.
What a great opportunity for Doraville Unity Garden (DUG) to partner with Sequoyah and share their wisdom and knowledge along with working on their own gardens in Northwoods and Oakcliff.
Additionally, the county is promoting community gardens. From the DeKalb neighbor: COMMUNITY GARDEN WORKSHOP: CEO Burrell Ellis and District 6 Commissioner Kathie Gannon, in conjunction with the DeKalb Green Commission, will present a Community Gardening Workshop Jan. 30.
The event will focus on community gardening, community-supported agriculture and organic gardening. It also will kick off the county’s new Community Gardens initiative. The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Georgia Perimeter College’s Decatur Campus, 3251 Panthersville Road in Decatur.
Information: contact Rita Morgan at (404) 371-6353.
I hope Doraville residents will be able to participate and bring back new ideas on how to make our fledgling gardens grow!