Decatur City Commission to Vote Tonight on $40,000 Grant for Urban Market GardenDecatur Metro | January 3, 2012 | 3:03 pm
Tonight, the Decatur City Commission is set to vote on approving a $40,000 grant to Refugee Family Services, to help with “start up and initial development costs” for the urban garden market set to be established on two acres of land at United Methodist Children’s Home, just outside the Decatur city limits. The city of Decatur asked Refugee Family Services to manage the garden for the city, after city staff discovered that RFS was running a successful garden operation on Sams Street.
RFS has also recently applied for and received a grant for $60,000 from the DeKalb County Board of Health for the garden’s development.
Read City Manager Peggy Merriss’ full letter to the commission on page 11 of the meeting materials PDF.