Patch, April 10, by Kathleen Sturgeon
ROSWELL, GA — Nature keeps on growing, and Unity Garden at the Chattahoochee Nature Center is no different. The newest crop of produce — lettuces, kale, turnips — was dropped off Friday at the food pantry of North Fulton Community Charities. According to Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Manager of Gardens and Horticulture, Julie Hollingsworth-Hogg, this trip yielded 340 pounds of produce.
“It was all sown, grown, and harvested by our wonderful staff,” Hollingsworth-Hogg said.
The Unity Garden is Chattahoochee Nature Center’s quarter-acre outdoor classroom and urban farm and is in operation year round. Everything grown in the garden is donated to North Fulton Community Charities, making Chattahoochee Nature Center one of the largest providers of fresh produce to a food pantry in the region.
Holly York, executive director of North Fulton Community Charities, said the food pantry is serving more than 70 needy families each day with food and fresh produce in this difficult time, thanks in part to CNC.
“By far, the Unity Garden has provided amazing, healthy options,” York said.
The latest batch of produce contained lettuce, kale, kohlrabi, cabbage, collard, turnips, broccoli and Swiss chard.
“I feel honored to be a part of us still growing vegetables for all those needy families in North Fulton,” said Hollingsworth-Hogg.
For more information about the Unity Garden and Chattahoochee Nature Center’s horticulture department, visit www.chattnaturecenter.org/visit/experience/horticulture/.