Green Meadows Preserve Community Garden (GMPCG) is located in the western part of Cobb County in a multi-use public park. The Master Gardener Volunteers of Cobb County, with the help of the Cobb Extension Office and the Cobb Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, opened this community garden in April of 2012 with just 24 raised beds. By the spring of 2013 we had grown to 51 4’x8’ raised beds available for lease, and 6 additional beds for use by special needs participants making a grand total of 57 raised beds.
Green Meadows provides public access community gardening for Cobb residents and helps gardeners expand their knowledge of gardening through horticultural classes and individual assistance to grow nutritious vegetables close to home without chemical pesticides. The expansive garden is surrounded on three sides with a variety of flowering plants that are pollinator-friendly. Pollinators are essential to the production of vegetables and fruits as most flowering plants depend on pollinators.
A community garden can mean many things to folks including a place to reconnect with nature, a place to get exercise, or maybe just a place to garden in the company of friends and neighbors. At Green Meadows you can do all of that. Our gardeners join together for regular work days once a month to keep the garden looking its best. We spread mulch, pull weeds, fertilize, compost, sweep the shed, sift soil, maintain pollinator plants, and much more. We gather several times a year just to have fun and eat great food. We have several picnic tables and benches and one large, incredible pecan tree that provides much needed shade right next to the garden shed. The garden has grown into a wonderful space full of great gardeners and beautiful vegetables. This garden will nurture and cultivate a brighter, greener future and a love of gardening for this generation and the next.