Tucked away in South Milledgeville in what used to be a school playground sits 3 acres of community gardening space. The Milledgeville Gardening Association works to promote healthy and affordable eating in the community,
Lin McKnight owns 2 plots in the community garden. "It's just the freshest you can get when it's vine ripened it makes a lot of difference," says McKnight.
For the last two years Mcknight has grown he's own vegetables in the Milledgeville community garden He says "We enjoy growing vegetables and feel like it's a neat idea for the community to have a place to come grow your own food, and pick your own, and pull the weeds, and have all the fun of learning how to garden."
The garden is a place for residents to save a little green while going organic.
President of the gardening association, Joe Metzker, says "Our mission is to grow to be able to provide people with affordable healthy foods whether they grow it or we grow it."
The Milledgeville Gardening Association focuses on keeping the area all natural.
"We don't allow any herbicides that are harmful to the environment...insecticides and those kids of things," says McKnight.
A donated water tank may soon be turned into a reclaiming system, which would add another eco-friendly aspect to the pot. "We see ourselves as providing another green space for the community," says Metzker.
Digging in the garden gives this community another tool to keeping growing. "It's a real learning experience, and fun, healthy, and we're really enjoying it," says McKnight.