Volunteers needed at New Leaf Community Garden

alt

Nicole Coleman rakes a bed of compost at New Leaf Community Gardens. Volunteers can drop by the garden four days a week in the mid-afternoon.

By W. WINSTON SKINNER
winston@newnan.com
New Leaf Community Garden needs volunteers, and Nicole Coleman, who directs the project, will be glad to have anyone come to help from Monday-Thursday afternoons.
Coleman said someone from New Leaf is at the garden in Newnan each afternoon from 3:30-4:30 from Monday-Thursday. The garden is located on Salbide Avenue next to Opal Ann’s Attic.
Coleman said she is hoping to find some more volunteers “willing to give of an hour on one of these days.” She also said she will make arrangements for people to help at other times if they cannot help during those days and hours.
Coleman said New Leaf is moving forward in several areas. In addition to much work being done at the site, the garden has a Facebook page and a website – www.newleafcommunitygarden.com .
She also said there are still a few raised beds available for local gardeners to rent for their own planting. The beds rent for $75 per year. Anyone interested should contact Coleman at nlcg30263@gmail.com .
“We also are accepting donations to put towards scholarships to provide people with a raised bed who cannot afford the $75 a year fee and soil,” Coleman said. “We are already harvesting from our boxes.”

“Boxes can be leased at any time and will continue to sprout and grow many vegetables over the next few months. Most people tend to think gardening is for spring and summer. We have a mild winter here in Georgia so here are some things that can be planted during the fall – broccoli, cauliflower, beets, carrots, spinach, kholrabi, swiss chard, brussel sprouts, cabbages, collards, kale, herbs – just to name a few,” she explained.

Food grown at the garden is being donated to Bridging the Gap.



More Local

Eye-catching billboard may help catch killer

When travelling on Interstate 85 north through Fairburn, many motorists have taken notice of Donna “Denice" Roberts’ face on a l ... Read More


Acceptance starts with liking one’s self

“Diversity – it starts with you.” That was the message that keynote speaker Nick Ferrante brought to the Diversity Day pro ... Read More


Tradition dates to 1422 in England

Bankruptcy Inn of Court named to honor Drake

The recently formed Georgia Bankruptcy American Inn of Court has been named for W. Homer Drake Jr. of Newnan. Drake is U.S. Bankruptcy Court ... Read More


NTH 150th anniversary

‘Judge Brown’ was editor/publisher for 42 years

For more than four decades, journalism in Newnan was associated with James Evans Brown. Brown – often known as “Judge Brown&rdqu ... Read More


NTH 150th anniversary

Newsman’s father-in-law had five brides

Editor’s Note: Karen Milner Freeman of Cherry Log is a descendant of Jonathan P. Milner and has done extensive research on her family, ... Read More

Wanna buy Grantville?

No man is an island, but if you can settle for a small town, Grantville is waiting for you. Yes, that’s right. “Downtown Grantvi ... Read More