City officials held a First Planting Ceremony to commemorate the start of growing a garden behind the Resource Center

Macon, GA – According to the statement, about 100 people attended the ceremony and helped plant fruits, vegetables, and herbs in the garden beds made by Rutland High School students.

They planted the first phase including sweet potato, squash, corn, okra, tomatoes, peppers, and strawberries.  

On March 16, Mayor Miller along with United Way of Central Georgia, Bibb County Cooperative Extension, and Bibb County School District announced the start of an initiative aimed to feed Brookdale residents fresh food from 49 raised garden beds in the Center’s backyard. 

The gardens are volunteer and donation based. The wood for the beds was donated by Warren Associates, supplies were donated by Minton Lawn and Garden Center, and Karsten and Denson.

The Georgia Farm Bureau donated $2,500 for supplies, Evergreen Landscaping donated dirt, our Parks & Beautification Department got the grounds ready by setting up beds, filling them with dirt and spreading mulch, our Recreation Department put up fencing, and Tractor Supply have committed to providing tools and other material to the maintain the garden.  

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