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Alternative Birthday Party Puts Volunteers to Work

Instead of a birthday party, these volunteers worked at the Alpharetta Community Garden.

On Saturday, Jan. 28th, two volunteer groups came to the Alpharetta Community Garden and did a little work.  The first volunteer group was an "alternative birthday party" for Katy Purwin and Ben Watson.  Instead of staying home and having cake the birthday girl and guy wanted to volunteer instead.  So, they called up their friends and family and they all agreed to celebrate the birthdays in service to the community.  We were fortunate to be the beneficiaries of their volunteerism.   

We were also were fortunate to have a girls youth group from Mountain Park First Baptist Church in Stone Mountain volunteering with us as well.  These high school girls worked mighty hard!  

The Alpharetta Community Garden has 3 designated "donation beds" from which we donate to the food pantry at North Fulton Community Charities. Thanks to the volunteers our donation plots are ready for spring planting, our new gardeners have fresh dirt in their plots and even our compost bins were turned.  We were amazed at the generosity and energy of these folks!  

The volunteers were organized by the Atlanta Community Food Bank. 

The Alpharetta Community Garden is a project of the not-for-profit Alpharetta Arboretum, Inc. and enjoys a lovely site at thanks to the city of Alpharetta.  

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