Local Support Grows for Alpharetta’s Community Agriculture Program

Released April 22, 2019 10:50 AM

Over 100 people attended the Community Food Forum at City Hall on February 27 hosted by Food Well Alliance. During this event, attendees discussed many things, including how local food and community gardens benefit their lives. In the days and weeks following the event, numerous requests from residents to support the City’s developing Community Agriculture Program were received by the City. In response, Alpharetta’s Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services Department is launching an annual Community Agriculture membership program.


This membership program provides a way for individuals who are passionate about supporting and growing the local food system in Alpharetta to get involved and direct their support toward specific projects. 100% of the membership fees generated through this program will be used for projects that will grow the Community Agriculture Program, which is operated by the Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services Department. Projects include an apiary for honey bees, fencing to protect the farm crops from deer, a comprehensive rain water collection system, and Alpharetta's first interactive chicken coop.


Membership benefits vary by level, but include plaque recognition on the fence at the Farm at Old Rucker Park, t-shirts, discounts to classes and events hosted at the Farm, a monthly e-newsletter, and tickets to the end-of-season member picnic.


“We are thrilled with the level of interest and support for the Community Agriculture Program, and look forward to growing this in partnership with the community”, said City Council Member and Liaison to Recreation, Parks & Cultural Services, Jason Binder.


The Farm at Old Rucker Park is located at 860 Rucker Road. Program updates will be posted on the City’s website and social channels.

To become a member of the Community Agriculture Program, Go to: https://alpharetta-community-agriculture-program.square.site