Last week a group of University of Georgia students traveled to Madison to present possible design plans for the Fifth Street Garden project.
“Our site development team was overwhelmed by the incredible presentations of our future garden design by the UGA Landscape Design students,” said the members of the Fifth Street Garden Club after the presentations. “We are so happy that Dr. Shelley Canady chose our community garden as a project for her class. “
A lot at 664 Fifth Street in Madison was cleared with the intention of creating a community garden.
University of Georgia landscape design students, led by Professor Canady, provided various design options for the Fifth Street Community Garden.
“Fifth Street Community Garden is deeply committed to building community resilience and providing educational opportunities for young and old, inspired by a vision of sustainability that honors and protects our earth,” said the nonprofit Madison-Morgan Community Garden (MMCG ). .
The new community garden is designed to be “a welcoming space that celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of our community through personal interaction combined with gardening practices that increase local food sources.”
As soon as the garden is ready, raised beds will be built across the property so that interested community members can grow their own vegetables and flowers.
According to MMCG, the vision for the Fifth Street Community Garden was born last year.
“In 2020, a small group of concerned Morgan County citizens formed to find ways to improve sustainability and social justice within the local community. Your efforts have evolved into a community garden to improve the availability of local food sources while offering activities that bring people of different origins, ages, races and beliefs together, ”the nonprofit said. “They have also developed partnerships with the educational community to provide learning opportunities for students through the school system, the local counseling office and the Boys & Girls Club.”