Many thanks to the 50+ volunteers who turned out for our “Greener Good” Volunteer Day at Aluma Farm this past Saturday! We were thrilled to see so many familiar faces, including members of the Morehouse College Naval ROTC and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. It was a little chilly as everyone arrived and we got started, but the sun was bright and the temps warmed up nicely as the group prepared the farm for spring planting.
Afterward, our awesome volunteers were treated to a special lunch that included fresh lettuce and carrots from the farm and featured delicious mac n’ cheese from Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s Farmers’ Gratitude Grille. Thanks again to our hard-working volunteers and to our partner Park Pride for coordinating this event and to Aluma Farms’ farmers Andy and Andrea for hosting us.
The farm, located at the southern end of the Westside Trail, will return from winter hiatus and reopen to the public in mid-April. Plan on stopping by on Thursdays from 4-8 pm for all your fresh veggie needs. And for the volunteers who helped on Saturday, the plants that will thrive in the beds you all created with care should be bearing fruit by next fall, so please be sure to come back then to enjoy the “fruits” of your labors.
Scroll down to view a few photos from Saturday’s event. More photos from the day can be found in this Facebook album. Thanks to Alice Weston and Ellen Bruenderman for the great images of the day.
For information on how you and your group can help by volunteering along the Atlanta BeltLine, visit here.