Decatur High Community Garden movingThe Community Garden at Decatur High School.
The Decatur High Community Garden is moving its plots this weekend because of plans to turn the garden into a parking lot.
Volunteers are needed for a work day to transfer plots to the Sugar Creek Garden, run by the Wylde Center, on East Lake Drive in Oakhurst. The work day starts at 9 a.m. and goes until noon or later at the Sugar Creek Garden.
Diane Loupe, a volunteer, said in an email, “Yes, we’re sad that the garden will be paved, but we’re excited by the prospect of new growth. Community Service volunteer hours available.”
Garden participants were upset to learn last year that master plans to renovate Decatur High included paving the garden. Though they campaigned to keep the DHS garden, started in 2008 by a student, plans to pave over it are moving forward.
Loupe said volunteers should wear old clothes and bring a water bottle. Tools will be provided.