Community Gardens


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About the Community Gardens Program
Community gardening has a strong and growing presence in Atlanta – including in city parks! Park Pride has administered the community gardening program since 2007, when the City of Atlanta passed legislation allowing gardens in parks.

Community gardens bring positive activity to the parks. They provide a forum for neighbors to join together and forge strong community bonds. They are a source of fresh, affordable, local produce – some of which is donated to community members in need.

Our Gardens
We have 20 community gardens in our program, each with its own unique flavor. Check out the profile pages to learn more about what’s going on at each garden.

Want to visit a community garden? Take a look at the map of Park Pride community gardens to find the garden nearest you. All Park Pride community gardens are open for visitors during park hours (just remember to get permission before picking any food).
Link to community garden google map

Getting Started
Are you interested in starting a community garden in your neighborhood park? Take a look at our Community Garden Info Sheet and Community Garden Adoption Agreement to learn more about the program and how to get started. To find out more about how the Community Garden program works, contact Ayanna Williams at 404-546-7963 or ayanna@parkpride.org.

Gardening Resources
Need some gardening inspiration? Take a look at our list of resources – including how-to guides, harvest calendars, local gardening-related organizations, and more.

Current Community Garden Profiles
A.D. Williams Park Community Garden
Anderson Park Community Garden
Blue Heron Nature Preserve Community Garden
Brownwood Park Community Garden
Cabbagetown Community Garden
Collier Heights Park Community Garden
Freedom Park Community Garden (Poncey Highland)
Four Corners Park Community Garden
Gilliam Park Community Garden
Grove Park Community Garden
Kirkwood Urban Forest Community Garden
Lang-Carson Park Community Garden
Little Nancy Creek Park Community Garden
Outdoor Activity Center Community Garden
Peachtree Hills Park Community Garden
Rosa Burney Park Community Garden
Selena S. Butler Park Community Garden
South Bend Park Community Garden
Welch Street Park Community Garden

List of community garden resources

Starting and Sustaining a Community Garden
Atlanta Regional Commission Community Gardening Manual
American Community Gardening Association – Starting a Community Garden
ACGA’s Rebel Tomato – guidance on planning, sustaining, funding, and more
Community Garden Startup Guide

Gardening Tips
ACGA’s Best Practices – 10 Tips Series
National Gardening Association – Food Gardening Guide
Walter Reeves – The Georgia Gardener
Raised Bed Gardening
Ask an Expert – Home Depot Garden Club

Harvest and planting calendars
Walter Reeves Seasonal Calendar
Georgia Farm Bureau Harvest Calendar
Georgia Organics Planting Calendar
Georgia Organics Harvest Calendar

Garden Design Ideas
Raised Bed Gardening
Building Raised Beds

Planting Plans
Square Foot Gardening
Planning a vegetable garden
Grow Veg Garden Planner

Programming Ideas
Kids Gardening – Helping Young Minds Grow
American Horticultural Society – Youth Gardening
Gardening With Kids

Local Resources and Organizations
Fulton County Cooperative Extension - Fulton or UGA Extension
      Have a gardening question? Ask a Fulton County Extension agent at 404-762-4077 or
DeKalb County Cooperative Extension.
      Call DeKalb’s Ask A Georgia Master Gardener service at 404-298-4080 or
      email dekalbmastergardener@dekalbcountyga.gov.
Atlanta Community Food Bank Community Gardens
Southeastern Horticultural Society
Atlanta Local Food Initiative
Georgia Organics
Georgia Master Gardeners Association
Central Fulton Master Gardeners
North Fulton Master Gardeners
DeKalb Master Gardener Association
The Wylde Center

Community Garden Locator

American Community Gardening Association

Gardening, health & wellness professionals

      Gardening Consultations
            • *Truly Living Well – Classes and technical assistance in soil preparation, soil management, composting, vermiculture, crop management, seasonality planting, multi-cropping and plant diversity, companion planting, and weed, insect and disease control.
            • Garden*Hood – Gardening design and education services with an edible landscaping specialist with expertise in growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and pollinator-friendly companion plants in everything from wide open fields to raised beds and urban patio planters.
            • *Sustenance Design – “Horticulture 101” series designed to suit the audience’s needs. Possible topics include: native plants, shade gardening, rain garden creation, edible landscaping, composting, organic vegetable production, and more. In addition to these educational workshops, they also offer garden design consultations and installation services.

      Chef Demos
            • *Forage and Flame – Seth Freedman is a local chef with an extensive background in cooking and food education, including many years running a farm-to-school program. He offers hands-on educational cooking activities for groups of up to 25 people. Cooking and nutrition demonstrations for groups of any size are also available. Hands-on cooking classes start at as low as $200.
            • Healthy Eating 101 – Megan McCarthy is a healthy lifestyle consultant, spokesperson and chef. She teaches cooking classes at Whole Foods Market and Cook’s Warehouse and is the Edible Garden Chef at the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Outdoor Kitchen. Megan offers cooking classes based on the Superfoods and everything that is grown in a garden! Custom sessions start at $200.

      Canning Workshops
            • *Preserving Now – Lyn Deardorff is a local expert in canning and preserving. She offers canning classes at two locations in Atlanta as well as custom workshops for small groups. Custom packages are available for a workshop or demo outside in your garden or at an indoor location. Lyn can be reached by email at Lyn@PreservingNow.com.

      Nutrition and Fitness
            • *Café Physique – As a 100% mobile fitness & nutrition company, Café Physique specializes in on-site personal training, yoga, Pilates, and QiGong as well as nutrition education. With a top-notch team of fitness experts, dietitians, and nutrition coaches, all of Café Physique’s programs are designed to meet the healthy lifestyle needs of clients everywhere – at home, work or play. Event prices range from $75 - $125 per hour, but please email info@cafephysique.com for an exact quote because Café Physique is offering a discount to all 20 community gardens. More information can be found at www.cafephysique.com.

Those marked with an asterisk offer special pricing to Park Pride community gardens.