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Community Growing Gardens

Clayton University Volunteers at the Garden

The Director of Campus Life, Natasha Hutson lead the way for Clayton University Instructors to join the Morrow Community Gardens in preparing new gardening beds for the latest members. This effort is a part of a different kind of curriculum. The hands on approach will introduce a Quality Enhancement Plan to engage students in a broader learning experience, which includes community involvement. As the instructors participate, the expectation is that they will incorporate their experiences into the classroom and foster an interest in participation among the students.

123 Done! Daffodils Prefer to Be Alone

Nothing says spring like a bouquet of daffodils, but they aren’t the best for mixing with other cut flowers because they produce sap that causes companion blooms to wilt. Display them alone in a vase or drain the sap in a bucket of water overnight, changing out the water several times.

City of Morrow Community Gardens - Lifelong Clayton

On December 18, 2012, Clayton County Senior Services Director, Mary Byrd, and Atlanta Regional Commission Development Manager, Lifelong Communities, Laura Keyes hosted a Lifelong Clayton Initiative "Year in Review" meeting.

At this meeting the City of Morrow Community Garden was recognized and presented an update. Planning + Economic Development Director, Michael McLaughlin spoke briefly as introduction of the program and gave Cathy Turner, President of the City of Morrow Community Gardens and the 30+ members credit for the tremendous success of the gardens. Cathy talked about planning, construction, education, community pride, friendships and helping the less fortunate. All of these successes result from a community garden started with a grant from the ARC Lifelong Communities group and the Kaiser Permanente. Cathy also talked about the growth the City of Morrow Community Garden participants hope to achieve this next year.

Also recognized at this meeting was Clayton County Commission Chair, Eldrin Bell. Mr. Bell was recognized as being a champion for senior services in Clayton County. This is seen not only in his acts as Chair for the Commission, but in his personal volunteering, which he expressed would continue as he steps down from his role as Commission Chair.

If you are interested in becoming a part of shaping the future of Clayton County and specifically Morrow by serving on advisory groups to the Lifelong Communities, please contact Tila Andrews at 770-603-4062 or email her at

If you want to come out and play in the dirt and learn about gardening with Morrow neighbors, call or email Cathy Turner at 404-482-6235 or Community Gardens volunteers hold regular meetings the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. Call Cathy for the location.

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Interested in Joining the Group?

Want to join the Community Garden group? Call Cathy Turner 404.482.6235 or email for more info.

Residents and community stakeholders gathered to learn how to participate in a unique program made possible by the Atlanta Regional Commission and sponsored in Morrow by Clayton County Senior Services. Residents of Morrow learned how they can grow healthy produce and reduce food budgets while getting to know neighbors and instilling pride in the community. Learn more by visiting the ARC Community Garden Website or contact Cathy Turner at 404-482-6235 or