A teaching Garden at Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW)
The Peachtree Garden Club is delighted to announce its award of the 2014 Community Fund grant to The Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW).
The grant supports development of “The Welcome Garden,” a new demonstration and teaching site at TLW’s 6.5 acre farm at 75 Hilliard St. in downtown Atlanta. It will demonstrate natural-growing techniques for annual and perennial flower production while improving aesthetics and visibility along the farm’s Irwin Street access. It will also provide cut flowers for “Herban Flowers by TLW,” which earns income to support the nonprofit organization’s environmental, educational and agricultural work in the local community.
“Herban Flowers, by TLW,” which is unique to this region, emphasizes growing flowers locally using organic methods. The flowers are sold locally to designers, restaurants, wedding/event planners and the public. Having floral design talent on board as well as growers, enables TLW to offer flowers professionally arranged, as well as in bulk or by the stem.
ENGLISH AVENUE URBAN GARDEN
In 2011, the Peachtree Garden Club Community Fund donated money to help establish an urban garden for Atlanta's English Avenue community. The garden is located on the property of Lindsay Street Baptist Church at 563 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard. The Friends of English Avenue requested this money to transform a vacant lot where littering and criminal activities were occurring into a green space where residents of the neighborhood can learn about agricultural and nutrition. This space provides fruits and vegetables for those living in the neighborhood, and provides a place where residents gather to tend the garden while improving their neighborhood, knowledge and lives.
Previous Grant Recipients:
- The Piedmont Park Conservancy
- Rhodes Hall
- Historic Oakland Cemetery
- The Neel Reid Scholarship Fund
- The Cultural Landscape Foundation
- The Shepherd Center
- Southeastern Horticultural Society
- The Cherokee Garden Library
- The Atlanta Botanical Gardens
- Trees Atlanta
- Park Pride