Dekalb Master Gardeners: Stay or Go, voting on Monday!
This coming Monday, December 6th, Dekalb County Commissioners will be voting on county tax cuts. The entire Dekalb Master Gardeners program is at stake.
The Dekalb Master Gardeners are incredibly active, and we have two in our community. They run an organic school garden at Burgess-Peterson public school in our community. The gardeners work with the children each week and write entire curriculum for the school and teachers to incorporate gardening and nature into everyday school activities. They guide community volunteers in many projects: Building raised vegetable beds, building a recycled cold frame, composting, building an outdoor classroom in the woods (and maintaining it), worked in conjunction with Trees Atlanta to incorporate a community orchard on the school property and so much more.
This is only one of the programs. Another important program is the Native wildflower garden at Perimeter College which is assisted and maintained by master gardeners. They made a huge and beautiful expansion of the wooded garden this year (a must see) and assist with all the plant sales and etc. to provide native plants at reasonable costs to the public.
There is nowhere else to get a soil test nearby.
Nowhere else to get the wonderful mulch the County creates...
If you care about Master Gardeners please use the link below to urge Dekalb County Commissioners to keep this valuable program!