Children's Garden

Vegetable Garden of the Year

Tomato Contest

Yard of the Month

Junior Master Gardeners Program
New Day

Since 2012, Paul Beggs and Marjorie Stansel have shared responsibility for the Plant a Row for Hunger (PAR) Vegetable Garden. The vegetable garden work group works two mornings each week, on Tuesday and Friday, beginning at 9:00 in the winter and 8:00 in the heat of the summer. Work continues in the garden year-round. The group consists of as few as three or as many as eight workers each workday. Vegetables regularly planted are bush beans, lima beans, pole beans, cabbage, carrots, collards, corn, cucumber, okra, onions, peas, peppers, irish and red potatoes, sweet potatoes, radish, summer and winter squash, tomatoes, turnips and zucchini. In addition, blueberries, figs and apples are planted outside the garden area. All vegetables grown in this garden are donated to local charities. In 2013, this garden produced 4,149 lbs of vegetables, compared to 3,793 lbs in 2012. The annual cost of producing these vegetables is approximately $1,200.
In 2013, the group, with help from Sieg Grentz, Marty Mahoney, David Reeves and Ramone Nunez, built a fence to keep out rabbit and deer. The fencing was donated by Jack Yancey and Ace Hardware in Douglasville. Time will tell if the fence will keep out these two pests.
If you have any questions about our garden or growing vegetables, please call or e-mail one of our garden managers:
PAUL BEGGS 678-715-930; e-mail   
 770-949-0946; e-mail