We are beyond thrilled with the progress that has been made at The Giving Garden to date! The garden site is located on Putnam Street in downtown Elba behind the old jail and Folsom House. The project has been in the works for some time now and started with the donation the land to Restoration 154 by the City of Elba. A committee of community activists and seasoned gardeners was formed to work out the details. A matching funds grant was secured, which helped to provide the funds for the garden along with the following sponsors: Westside Baptist Church, Covenant Community Church, Elba Church of Christ, Tim Williams, Wiregrass Weddings, Coffee County Extension Service, Master Gardeners, Charlie Hayes and Heath Wyrosdick and Black Gold Soil.
Soil was purchased and delivered to the site last week and then Saturday, the planting began! We had groups from the Enterprise High School FFA, Elba High School FFA, 4-H, Coffee County Extension Service, Master Gardeners, Restoration 154, Elba Church of Christ, Wiregrass Weddings and Covenant Community Church that came together to work at our first Planting Day. Crop signs were donated from Rusty's Feed and Seed and seeds from the Coffee County Coop in Curtis. People came from Brantley, Enterprise, New Brockton and, of course, Elba, to get the garden off to a good start.