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Hay Bale Gardens for Pike

Our little county in west central Georgia is full of commuters to metro Atlanta--one hour away. Many people commute "dark to dark" so they and their families have little time to plant gardens. We are proposing to introduce our families and seniors to commuter gardens--AKA "hay bale" gardens that are small, easy to weed, and can be moved! These gardens are hay bales that are planted with vegetable seedlings, watered, fertilized and harvested--all in one compact, moveable, compostable unit. The volunteers at our local farmers market will create several demonstration gardens--then, they will assist kids and seniors to create their own haybale gardens right next door in an accessable and safe spot. Hay bales, tools, and seedlings will be provided free of charge. We'll invite the community to visit so our kids can see where vegetables come from and how they grow. Our "big" goal is to inspire our kids to eat healthy, respect the land, and maybe, inspire them to be farmers when they grow up!

Where it's at:

Concord Street
Zebulon, GA 30295
United States

Garden type:

demonstration/education garden

Garden size (in square feet):

100

Garden beneficiaries:

families and seniors

Number of people reached:

125

What this project needs:

funds
tools
seedlings
volunteer labor
soil
watering hose
garden cart

Project leaders:

Christine Curry
Anna Evans

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
info@kgi.org
(207) 956-0606