The Lilburn Community
Garden continues to Grow!
Work on the garden continued through the fall and winter.
Fruit trees and berry bushes were planted. Benches, a Rock Garden and new garden beds were added to the garden thanks to the efforts of local Eagle Scouts.
Come and help us celebrate
the growth of our garden on
Saturday, April 26th at 10 AM
Refreshments will be served and we'll give you an update
on several things to come. We are thrilled that we will have a rather unique item in our garden and here's a hint......
It's going to be another exciting year for the
Lilburn Community Garden!
Beds are available for rent. Come garden with us!
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On April 6th, 2013, Jeremy and his team laid out and secured the garden beds at the site. The following Saturday a group of volunteers and men from MMG started the difficult process of filling all 27 garden beds with a mix of rich, organic composted soil and typical "Georgia" red clay soil. The bed frames were lined to prevent seepage of dirt. And then with wheel barrows and shovels the beds were slowly filled. The effort took about 3 hours to complete.
The "Grand Opening"
Saturday April 20th, 2013
Mayor Johnny Crist offered an invocation and talked about his vision for bringing a garden to Lilburn. Peggy Bergman, President of the LCG Board, offered thanks to everyone who volunteered their time, skills and effort to bring the garden to fruition. Peggy pointed out a few people whose help was essential to the garden. She thanked friends from Columbia Engineering, Duluth, GA, who volunteered their time and talents to design a garden that would meet environmental regulations, city and county codes, but most especially, the needs of the citizens of Lilburn. She offered huge thanks to Jeremy Myers, owner of Metro Maintenance Group, Inc., who donated equipment, time and manpower to help build the garden. MMG voluntarily undertook the tasks of preparing the garden area, getting materials and soil, framing the cedar beds, laying the beds, and on Saturday, April 13, was joined by other volunteers to finally fill the beds. And final thanks went to the City of Lilburn and Lilburn City Council members who offered the piece of property and continued support for the garden.
When the speeches ended, six LCG board members, along with Mayor Johnny Crist and Jeremy Myers officially cut the Ribbon to open the garden.
And the planting began!