Henry’s Community Gardens Hosts Registration Event Feb. 24 – Henry County Times

Community Gardens of Henry, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2003 whose mission is to promote community well-being by providing gardening opportunities and a healthy source of food to Henry residents of all ages. President George Jeburk and the Board of Directors have planned a strong community gardening program for Henry County residents that includes gardening classes, field trips, and gardening events. Chairman Jeburk remarked that “we look forward to bringing this wholesome outdoor program to the residents of our county, especially as we continue to deal with the effects of Covid and rising inflation, which increase the cost of fresh and healthy food for our tables”.

Jeburk also noted that “we also have planted row gardens where we grow vegetables to donate to food banks and other charities in Henry County. These gardens are operated by our non-profit association and its volunteer partners. We were especially happy this year when we grew, harvested and donated over 3,500 pounds. of produce from our garden planted in a row at Wesley Way to help feed those in need in our county, and since our start in 2003 we have donated over £115,000. of local dress vegetables.

Community Gardens of Henry County, Inc. will host a registration event on February 24 for residents who want to sharpen their green thumbs. special picture

The cost to become a member of the non-profit organization is a one-time fee of $25.00. Garden plots cost $25.00 per plot per year and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Community gardens provide soil pH testing, soil fertilizer, water, and all other gardening supplies and tools. Some plants will also be provided depending on availability and cost.

For more information about Henry’s Community Gardens or if you are interested in volunteering or participating in our community gardening or online gardening programs, plan to attend the registration event on February 24 at 10 a.m. at the Heritage Senior Center, 1050 Florence McGarity Blvd., McDonough.

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