SNELLVILLE – For the third consecutive year the Community Garden @ Snellville has been awarded a grant from the Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Association.
The $500 grant will help support the garden's greenhouse operations with the purchase of supplies, including pots, potting soil, organic fertilizer, rooting hormone and vegetable and flower seeds.
"We will now be able to grow more flowers and vegetables for the community, making a better environment for all of us," said Master Gardener Wes Nettleton, who was instrumental in applying for the grant.
The garden's greenhouse is maintained by a team of volunteers.
The team plans to have plants available for sale at this year's Snellville Days, May 5-6 at T.W. Briscoe Park.
In addition to its primary purpose of providing space for families to grow flowers, food for their own consumption and to donate to local charities, the Community Garden @ Snellville also adds a new dimension to Snellville's sense of community. The garden is located in T. W. Briscoe Park on the corner of Marigold Road and Sawyer Parkway. Currently the garden includes 48 raised beds, a pavilion, beehives, a greenhouse, tool shed and a large perennial garden.
For more information on the garden visit www.snellvillecommunitygarden.com.