$20,000 Lowe's Grant - Community Garden Project
So much has been accomplished already to make the new Community Garden a reality!
The award of a $20,000 grant to make further improvements to the market will only enhance its place in the community.
KALB, Spirit of Athens, and the City of Athens worked together to apply for this grant. This funding has allowed for sidewalks to be added to the property as well as improved landscaping. Volunteer have been busy building raised garden beds, keyhole beds, and hugelkultur beds that will be ready for planting in spring of 2014.
The community garden will provide fresh produce to our community members in need.
FOG Will CLOG....Recycle your Fats, Oils, and Grease
FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) can cause a great deal of expense when poured down the drain.
We don't think much about what we pour down our drains, but we should! When grease cools, it becomes a sticky mess that collects everything else that might wash down your drains. Things like hair and food stick to it and you have a clogged drain.
Clogged sewer lines cost everyone because sewer bills must cover the cost of the thousands of dollars spent cleaning grease traps and sewer lines.
How can the FOG Collection Program help? KALB has teamed up with Athens Water Services to provide wide-mouth containers to any resident who will collect their fats, oils, and grease for recycling. We've made it so easy! Use the container to collect...