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First Community Garden Opens in Dunwoody

Dunwoody Community Garden signThe first community garden in the newest city in the United States, founded in 2008, celebrated its grand opening during National Community Gardening Week.

Volunteers of the Dunwoody Community Garden at Brook Run near Atlanta worked hard this summer to ensure its new community garden opened in time for National Community Gardening Week and for fall planting.

According to Rebecca Barria, chair of the new garden’s board of directors, “We could not have achieved this without the unyielding cooperation of the City of Dunwoody, DeKalb County, the Brook Run Conservancy, the Citizens for Dunwoody, the Atlanta Community Food Bank, a small group of dedicated citizens who now form our board of directors, and the community members who participated in our work sessions to get the foundation of the garden in place.”
Community members work at the Dunwoody Garden

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack proclaimed August 23-29 National Community Gardening Week at the recent American Community Garden Association’s 30th annual conference, which was recently held in Ohio. The Dunwoody Community Garden is a great example of how your community can make a difference.

Go to the Dunwoody Community Garden at Brook Run Web site to see for yourself.

Find out more information about the People’s Garden initiative and National Community Gardening Week proclamation or follow the People’s Garden on Twitter for the latest updates, harvests and events.

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