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South Fulton Grows Giving Away Grow Boxes To Help Ease Food Insecurity


(CITY OF SOUTH FULTON, GA – July 14, 202o) – The City of South Fulton is growing in a new way as it launches South Fulton Grows, an initiative aimed at ensuring residents have enough to eat.

This Friday, city volunteers will gather to distribute about 200 free grow box kits – complete with soil and seeds – that will allow residents to raise their own vegetables. Also in the works is a community garden that will further supplement produce needs.

“As we strive to provide world-class service to residents, we’ve identified a creative solution that will address food insecurities and food deserts,” said Christina Cummings, deputy director of community development and regulatory affairs. “Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have made these issues more prevalent. We want to help residents overcome them, while learning how to grow some of their own food.”

Born out of a partnership between the city manager’s office and Miller City Farms of South Fulton, the grow boxes project will provide residents with the lumber needed to build 4-foot-by-four-foot boxes. All materials are being donated by the city. Representatives of Miller City Farms will be on hand to provide instruction on planting and growing vegetables.

A limited number of assembled boxes, put together by city staff volunteers, will be available. With a retail value of about $150, each kit will include all the resources needed to plant a mini-garden capable of feeding a family of three.

“The grow boxes teach people to grow their own produce, building a level of self-sufficiency,” said Chapin Payne, deputy director of parks, recreation and cultural affairs. “As a society, we largely have forgotten how to grow our own food. South Fulton Grows is bringing back that skill and helping residents empower themselves.


Friday’s distribution starts at 11 a.m. at Welcome All Park and will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Payne at chapin.payne@cityofsouthfultonga.gov.

While details are being worked out on the community garden proposal, the project is the brainchild of David Manuel. Manuel has secured a grant to establish and maintain the garden, which the city will host it on land at one of its parks.

South Fulton Grows extends efforts by the city to help provide food for residents during the pandemic. Each week in May and June, city leaders and volunteers partnered with the Atlanta Food Bank and other sponsors for feeding the City of South Fulton. The food distributions, which are set to resume later this month, have provided nearly 200,000 pounds of food.




 

 

 

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Friday’s distribution starts at 11 a.m. at Welcome All Park and will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Payne at chapin.payne@cityofsouthfultonga.gov.

While details are being worked out on the community garden proposal, the project is the brainchild of David Manuel. Manuel has secured a grant to establish and maintain the garden, which the city will host it on land at one of its parks.

South Fulton Grows extends efforts by the city to help provide food for residents during the pandemic. Each week in May and June, city leaders and volunteers partnered with the Atlanta Food Bank and other sponsors for feeding the City of South Fulton. The food distributions, which are set to resume later this month, have provided nearly 200,000 pounds of food.

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