Curious what’s up with all the green ribbons tied to trees around the city?
A note from the Woodlands Garden explains its part of a capital campaign to help the Garden raise $1 million to purchase the one-acre parcel at Scott and Clairemont adjacent to the Garden. The Decatur Downtown Development Authority purchased the property back in August 2014 and as of then, the Woodlands Garden had 18 months to purchase it.
The Woodlands website states that “This purchase will give Woodlands a highly visible and safe entryway, provide additional parking space, and preserve the land from future development.”.
For every ribbon purchased, a match ribbon is hung on the trees at 915 Clairemont Avenue. As of early September, The Garden were 2/3rds of the way to reaching their goal. I’ve followed up to see if I can get an updated figure.
According to the organization, “you can grab your ribbons today at Woodlands Garden in Decatur, Intown Ace Hardware (Scott Boulevard) and Little Shop of Stories (Downtown Decatur). You can also place an order online through the Woodlands Garden website and have them delivered to your doorstep.