Reconnecting Our Roots Community Garden (RORCG) in downtown Marietta on Lemon Street is a thriving 58 raised bed community of avid gardeners.
Zion Baptist Church who owns the property, supports Cobb County Master Gardeners in their efforts to educate and provide assistance to new gardeners. RORCG is an open gate garden reaching out to a community of renters but also those outside our gates. We encourage the community to come inside and enjoy the grounds, the picnic tables, the gazebo, and the Little Free Library. We have raised beds that reach out to people of different walks of life and with some harvests going to feed the hungry. Our kids come into the garden to play in the dirt and learn the importance of growing their own food for good nutrition and health.
Spring is a special time in our garden when the perennial flowers along the fence line begin pop up through the soil, the daffodils bloom and the local children come for an Easter egg hunt.
As the summer months approach, our raised beds flourish with deep green lettuces, vibrant red, orange and yellow tomatoes and vines of cucumbers and squash. Our gardeners experiment with all sorts of new and exotic ideas to harvest.
In addition, RORCG has earned the distinction of being an Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. This means RORCG provides local wildlife a place to feed and get refreshment all year long. The wildlife includes, but not limited to, native plants, various birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and mice.