The increase in communities, neighborhoods and schools building children’s gardens is one of the most notable, positive trends in the nation today. These environments foster science literacy and social skills, while enhancing the link between plants and our clothing, food, shelter and wellbeing. Noted benefits of garden-based learning programs among youth include increased nutrition awareness, environmental consciousness, higher learning achievements and improved life skills.
As urbanization increases, and the natural environment becomes increasingly fragmented, the importance of biodiversity from urban green spaces and habitat conservation grows. Increasingly, private gardens and adjacent habitats form interconnected networks and a landscape ecology framework. We encourage ‘wildlife-friendly’ management of gardens across all levels, from the neighborhood to the city.
Atlanta Community Food Bank utilizes more than 1,000 volunteers a month, more than 100 members, a large fleet of trucks and a 129,000 square-foot facility to procure and distribute food and grocery items received from hundreds of donors. These donors include manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, brokers, restaurants, food drives, community gardens and individuals. Once the food arrives it is provided to families and individuals in need.
The Monarch butterfly population is down 90% over recent years. Native bee habitats are being destroyed and honeybee colony collapse disorder is a controversial topic. Our pollinators are in trouble! What can you do to help? UGA…Continue Reading »
Atlanta Veggies blogger, Amy Whitney offered great insight after seeing Can You Dig This. See information from Amy below and learn more at Atlanta Veggies. The movie, set in LA and featuring Ron Finley and…Continue Reading »
At this time Cobb Community Gardens has no upcoming events. Please continue to check back for events in the warmer, greener months.