2017 HART COUNTY, GEORGIA
The Hart Community Garden, located across from
Quality Foods and next to Hart EMC, offers a place to
garden, socialize and learn for the residents of Hart Coun-
ty. It represents a concerted volunteer effort from a num-
ber of individuals who give their time, goods, or money
so others may have an opportunity to
grow and learn about vegetables and
gardening. Founded in fall 2012, the
Hart County Board of Commissioners
approved the use of the under utilized
land. In the time since, the property
has been cleaned, dilapidated struc-
tures removed or rebuilt, irrigation
installed, along with the construction
of 38 garden beds and prepared field
space for crops.
Individuals or families can become
seasonal members of the garden,
which affords a bed, access to tools,
information, and other gardening sup-
plies. In turn, garden members main-
tain their own bed and contribute to
the general chores of the garden.
As the garden has grown, so has par-
ticipation. At near 100 percent capac-
ity, last spring was the most successful
Inquire now to reserve your spot for this spring. If you
are interested in growing your own vegetables, or think
you could contribute your time or knowledge to the gar-
den members, please visit us atwww.HartCommunity- Garden.org or
inquire at the Hart County Chamber of
Commerce for more information and a registration form.
As a nonprofit, the garden is also in need of donations
to fund future projects and board members to help with
the planning of work. If you are interested in participating
in any capacity, contact Rita Chapman at 706-436-2929
email@example.com . ◆
Hart County Botanical Garden began in 2004 as a dream of the
Northeast Georgia Master Gardeners. Seven acres of county prop-
erty were leased by the Master Gardeners and the dream became
reality. Years of planning, fundraising, clearing, planting, building
and then doing it again and again have created a garden that lives
up to its mission.
The garden is open to everyone from dawn
to dusk, every day of the year. The pavilion
area can be reserved for club meetings, family
reunions, weddings, anniversaries or any otherevent. Check on our website, www.hartcog- ardens.org, for reservation information or call
706 436-1557 for more information.
The garden is not just the seven acres; it is the
people who love the garden, who work to keep it
going and growing. Friends of the Garden is our
support group, giving financial support, work-
ing in the garden, telling others about it, and
using it. Most of all they form a fellowship and
learn from one another. Friends of the Garden
is open to everyone. We need people with skills
in all areas that can keep us growing. Member-
ship is available at different levels and mem-
bers receive some perks. Membership forms are
available on our website. Our only fundraiser is
the annual plant sale which is held in April each
The Garden continues to grow. We now have an ADA walking trail
through the garden that is part of the Hart County Sports and Rec-
reation Department trail system. We are excited that the garden is
now truly accessible to everyone. We have added an Asian Garden
and are building a Moon House that can be used for numerous
purposes. The Heritage Garden and Bird Sanctuary is being added
this year and will include “Mamaw’s house”, heirloom plants, and
plants and feeders to attract birds.
Growing is the word to describe Hart County Botanical Garden.
Won’t you come and be a part of this beautiful, inspiring, and excit-
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