City of Austell Community Garden and Educational Center
Cobb Soil & Water Conservation District partnered with the City of Austell to help develop the recently completed I.T. and Lodemia Terrell Community Garden and Educational Center. The property has been established by the City of Austell with individual 4′x8′ gardening plots for residents to grow and maintain their garden in a community setting. The project also includes an outdoor classroom to host students from neighboring schools.
This project was a local-led effort by the City to enhance an area hard hit by the September 2009 floods, and is the historic homesite of I.T. and Lodemia Terrell, known for generations for their vibrant vegetable garden and for always sharing their produce with the community. Click here for the Groundbreaking Ceremony Program.
Cobb Soil & Water Conservation District helped provide technical assistance as well as funding for the outdoor classroom. Additional partners on this project included: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Caraustar, Lowe’s and Floodplain Management Services.