To spread the word and celebrate the ecological importance of pollinators, Piedmont Park is celebrating National Pollinator Week. Activities include honey bee observation and identification with an observation hive, honey tasting, and guerrilla gardening with DIY seed bombs! Come join us in the celebration on June 22 from 10am-1pm at the Education Garden (adjacent to the Meadow and Park Drive Bridge).
Have you seen the garden at Piedmont Park? Come and visit the north end of the Meadow which is home to a thriving organic garden. Piedmont Park Conservancy uses this area as an educational tool to demonstrate how food grows and what the plants look like. Originally developed for our EnviroVentures Summer Camp, the garden has grown over the years both in size and variety. Beginning in 2018, the Conservancy has expanded the garden’s use to be a community garden!
The garden is visited by more than 800 children each year, and is used to teach a variety of topics surrounding natural and organic gardening methods. We demonstrate how to utilize and cultivate beneficial microorganisms through composting, cover crops and good soil maintenance. We also focus on how to use seeds and transplants. identify plants and herbs to create a garden.