Brownwood Park Community Garden Needs YOU!
Brownwood Park Community Garden was created in 2006 by a group of east Atlantans, with the support of Park Pride and was the first community garden in a City of Atlanta Park.
Over the years we have seen the garden grow and develop into a beautiful place for local folks to grow vegetables, flowers, herbs, and fruit. As well as it is a place to sit, relax, and contemplate among the garden plants and pollinators. The garden has a small group of wonderful gardeners and is visited by many people, Brownwood Community Garden needs your support to continue to be a beautiful vibrant garden and a centerpiece of Brownwood Park.
There are a few ways you can support the garden,
- Become a gardener! Plots are available and grow your own flowers, herbs and vegetables.
- Organize your friends, family or organization to work in the garden, it is so rewarding!
- Donate seeds, native plants, and fruit trees to increase the diversity of the garden.
- Donate gently used garden hand tools.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested or have further questions about supporting urban gardening in Brownwood Park. We look forward to meeting you!
Mary Yetter, Public Spaces Chair
Show your support for the East Atlanta Community by becoming a 2019 EACA Member. The $10 yearly household membership fee goes right back to the community, funding advocacy for land use, education, and public safety policies important to East Atlanta residents. In addition, you can take advantage of membership perks offered by neighborhood businesses and vote on important issues at monthly EACA Meetings. Memberships can be processed online or in person at monthly EACA Meetings.
As EACA’s Neighbor in Need (NIN) program continues to grow, so does the need for new volunteers to assist with the program initiatives. If you are passionate about helping others and giving back to the community, you may be interested in NIN’s new volunteer roles in the areas of Corporate Responsibility, Marketing and Communications, and Safety. Want to learn more about the NIN mission and how you can help, let’s talk!
You are invited to attend EACA’s February meeting on Tuesday, February 12 at 7pm. During the meeting attendees can hear updates from EACA committees, meet the new Zone 6 APD Assistant Commander, hear about the latest development projects, details on neighborhood events, and members will vote on land use, zoning, and alcohol license applications.
Are you a business owner in East Atlanta? A team is working to re-establish East Atlanta’s Business Association (EABA), and all community business owners (home based or brick-and-mortar) are invited to participate in an upcoming development meeting on February 28.
Neighbor in Need is partnering with ASW Distillery for our first Whiskey Giveback event hosted on April 18th where a percentage of all alcohol and ASW product sales will be donated to Neighbor in Need East Atlanta! Get into the "spirit" of charity and sample some fine Atlanta whiskeys at ASW Distillery while supporting long-term, low-income neighbors in EAV.
Want to learn more about city zoning and variance applications pending in East Atlanta? View applications on the NPU google drive and and make your voice heard at an upcoming EACA or NPU-W meeting.
Join EACA Parks and Greenspace Committee on Saturday, February 2nd, as we continue our partnership with Trees Atlanta's 2019 Greenspace Guardians to rescue Brownwood Park's forest form the grip of non-native invasive weeds and restore native shrubs and wildflowers.
Do you have an idea for a community event or an idea on how residents could connect more thoughtfully? Join EACA Community Outreach Chair, Brenda Holley for a virtual meeting on January 29th to share your ideas and connect with others on the topic.
Natalyn Archibong, district 5 Council Member recaps the accomplishments from 2018 in her newsletter.
Only one week left to complete the grant application process before January 31, 2019. The East Atlanta Strut will award 20 - $1000 grants this year. Do you know of an organization that could benefit or put these funds to good use?
If you are a business owner in East Atlanta, home-based or otherwise, please complete a quick survey or email EACA’s Economic Development Committee chair Nate Minor.
Join the Friends of East Atlanta Library and your Southeast Atlanta neighbors for afternoons with local authors! Our next event will be held on Saturday, February 9, from 3:30-5PM in the Fellowship Hall of Ormewood Church. Coffee and light snacks will be served.