The City of South Fulton is growing in a new way as it launched South Fulton Grows, an initiative aimed at ensuring residents have enough to eat. City volunteers gathered at Welcome All Park to distribute nearly 200 free grow box kits – complete with lumber, soil and seeds – that will allow residents to raise their own vegetables. Also in the works is a community garden that will further supplement produce needs.
With a retail value of about $150, each kit will include all the resources needed to plant a mini-garden capable of feeding a family of three.
“The grow boxes teach people to grow their own produce, building a level of self-sufficiency,” said Chapin Payne, deputy director of parks, recreation and cultural affairs. "As a society, we largely have forgotten how to grow our own food. South Fulton Grows is bringing back that skill and helping residents empower themselves."