April 6th Service Day at Community Gardens!

Join Ms. Mobley on April 6th for a day of service building and restoring gardens around our community.

Restore the Atwood Community Garden

At 9:00 AM, join Ms. Mobley to help build a playground and paint the community center at Atwood Community Garden. This garden is the home of the NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program introduces youth to career pathways in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) by teaching them how to convert transferable farm and market management skills into civic leadership, social entrepreneurism, environmental stewardship, socio-economic and community development (health and wellness), and urban agritourism initiatives.

The event is hosted by Global L.E.A.D., a local organization whose mission is to transform the trajectory of individuals’ lives through leadership, service, and personal development. Grab a pair of gloves and arrive ready to get your hands dirty! Please register for the event on the Global LEAD website: http://www.globalleadprogram.org/non-profit/community-day/

GLGB2Build a Vertical Garden for the Gateway Center with Project Live Love and the Kula Project

At noon, join Ms. Mobley at The Gateway Center to help build a sustainable vertical garden on their property. The Gateway Center is designed to help move individuals out of homelessness. This vertical garden will be a part of the ServSafe Food Service Training program that the Gateway Center provides as a step towards employment in the restaurant industry.

The project will be led by the Kula Project – a local non-profit organization that aims to teach local citizens innovative farming methods that create sustainable communities. The Kula Project has also done some educational programming with our third graders at SPARK. See the photos here: https://tendingourcommonground.com/2013/03/22/kula-project-creating-sub-irrigated-planters-with-3rd-grade/

This event is hosted by Project Live Love – a non-profit organization designed to influence culture through love in action by engaging, networking and mobilizing people who are motivated by love. Please register for the event on Project Live Love’s website: http://projectlivelove.com/theaction/live-love-event/

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*Special Opportunity from Trees Atlanta Between Events!*

Between events stop by Trees Atlanta‘s first ever Native Perennial Wildflower and Vine Sale!

The sale will take place from 8 am to 1 pm at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center in Reynoldstown (225 Chester Ave, Atlanta, GA, 30316). Ms. Mobley will be at the sale from 11:00 – 1:00 if you’d like to come visit!

All proceeds from this plant sale will benefit our youth education programs just like the ones Trees Atlanta implements at Springdale Park! Check out a blog post about some of their programming with our third graders here.

This new sale is being introduced as part of Trees Atlanta’s acquisition of the Birds, Butterflies, and Bees education program. The sale will feature native, pollinator-friendly plants, and will also specialize in perennials that will be planted along the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine.

View the full plant list here:

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