Athens Area Network Gathering @ West Broad Market Garden

One of CNG's newest members, the West Broad Market Garden, will be hosting a tour of their garden and sharing some hot cider. They have done a fantastic job transforming the old West Broad Elementary school yard into an intensively farmed plot of land.
We will meet at the garden (1573 W. Broad St.) after the locally grown pick-up at 4:15.
Fenwick Broyard, the community garden organizer, will give a tour of the farm and cover the following topics:
  • Cultivation and agricultural practices 
  • Farmer Training Program
  • Produce Stand 
  • CSA Sponsorship Program
  • Community Composting Effort
  • Status and plans for the Young Urban Farmer (Y.U.F.) Development Project
  • Lessons learned, both from a community and agricultural perspective

Directions
From Ben's Bikes
Take a right on Broad St., Left on Minor St. (.8 miles)
Park on side of street, Walk to back of building (Campbell lane) - entrance in back
Lost? call me Kate at 912-713-5217.
West Broad Market Garden Background Information
With support from the USDA Community Food Projects Program, awarded the Athens Land Trust and its partner agencies established the Community Garden Network in September of 2010. Since then, the Community Garden Network has overseen the management of 15 community-based, 22 school-based and two demonstration garden sites. And, in March of this year, the Network established the first, and only, community-based urban farm in Athens. 
The West Broad Market Garden is a 1/2 acre production-oriented urban farm established on the playground of the now vacant, and historic, former West Broad School. The site currently supports a farmer training program, a youth career development project, a community composting program, a CSA program and a bi-weekly produce stand; and, with the recently secured financial support of the USDA Farmers Market Promotion Program will, starting in the Spring of 2013, play host to a small business incubator Farmers Market.
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WHEN
October 25, 2012 at 4:15pm - 6:15pm
WHERE
West Broad Market Garden
1573 W Broad St
Athens, GA 30606
United States
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Kate Munden-Dixon ·

Will you come?