Volunteer group constructs a garden for senior residents

The Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute Class of 2008's environmental team took on the project of creating a community garden for the Applewood Towers II senior complex as its community project.

The team helped build raised organic garden beds in addition to handicapped-accessible plots. Residents will begin planting vegetables and flowers in the middle of April, when the danger of frost has passed. The Gwinnett County Master Gardeners, along with other volunteer groups, will assist in the maintenance of the gardens, educating residents on gardening techniques and future expansions.

More than 30 people attended the grand opening ceremony on March 5. Lawrenceville Mayor Rex Millsaps had the honor of cutting the ribbon to mark the official opening of the Applewood Towers II Community Garden.