.

Buckhead/Cascade Links Break Ground on Urban Garden at Woolfolk Boys & Girls Club

Atlanta City Council President, Ceasar Mitchell, was also on hand to assist in the groundbreaking.

Council President Caesar Mitchell and Buckhead/Cascade Links President, Gail Tusan Washington launch the Urban Garden Initiative with Link members and Woolfolk Youth.
Council President Caesar Mitchell and Buckhead/Cascade Links President, Gail Tusan Washington launch the Urban Garden Initiative with Link members and Woolfolk Youth.
The Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter of The Links, Inc. and the W.W. Woolfolk Boys & Girls Club broke ground on an urban garden in the Cascade community this past weekend.

Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell spoke to club members about healthy lifestyles and growing their own foods. Mitchell is currently promoting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) challenge and the importance of access to fresh foods in Atlanta.  A few weeks ago Mitchell wrote a letter to Cascade Patch readers after he and his wife attempted to live off the same SNAP benefits thousands of families are forced to live with.

With the help of consultants from Patchwork City Farms, the Club broke ground on their fall garden that will include broccoli, cabbage and kale. The BCCC Links are long time partners with the club and have created a cooking and gardening program to fight childhood obesity. The foods grown in the garden will be used for those programs. 

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something