Announcing Oakhurst Garden’s annual Spring Plant Sale + Earth Day Celebration!

The Oakhurst Community Garden has two big events coming up in April 2011! Below are press releases from Stephanie at the garden, including info on my favorite Decatur plant sale to get your garden going:


Event #1: Oakhurst Community Garden Project Plans its Largest Spring Plant Sale Yet!

Oakhurst Community Garden is the perfect place to pick out plants to start your Decatur vegetable garden

Picking out cow peas, longneck squash, and more to plant in our vegetable garden

50 varieties of tomatoes!  30 varieties of pepper!  20 varieties of eggplant!  5 varieties of basil! Plus over 200 varieties of herbs, fruit trees, perennials, annuals, natives, and succulents!

  • Oakhurst Garden Member Preview: Friday, April 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Open to the public: Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lettuce and other spring greens are available for purchase at the Oakhurst Community Garden Project starting April 1.
Summer vegetable transplants will be available for purchase until June 15, 2011.

Check out the website for more details:

Event #2: Celebrate Earth Day in Decatur at the Oakhurst Community Garden!


On Sunday, April 17th, join the Decatur community to celebrate Earth Day at the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, presented by Latham Home Sanitation, from  12:30 p.m. until 4 pm. The event begins with the Earth Friendly Parade, which begins at Harmony Park in the center of the Oakhurst Business District. Join the Feed and Seed Marching Abominable Band and decorate your bike, wagon, stroller or yourself and march in the parade that will open the festival. Once at the event, there will be a Cake Contest, crafts for the children, a Raptor Show, food vendors, the community pavilion, live music and lots of fun!

This year’s event features over 30 earth friendly vendors and non-profits in the Community Pavilion including the City of Decatur Recycling Trailer.

New this year is a Community Phone Book Recycling Project sponsored by PitStop. Bring your old phone books to fill up a portolet! Let’s see how many phone books we can fit in there!

The winner of the Earth Day t-shirt design contest will be announced and the t-shirt will be on sale at the event. The contest was open during the month of March to students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. The finalists’ designs will be on display at the Decatur Library during the month of April.  The 2011 The Sally Wylde Cultivating Life Award recipient will also be announced.

The Earth Day event is offered free to the community by Latham Home Sanitation, the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, the City of Decatur Active Living Department, the City of Decatur Environmental Sustainability Board, the Waldorf School of Atlanta, Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool, Agnes Scott College, and PitStop.

For more information and a complete schedule, please visit or contact: Stephanie Van Parys,, (678) 642-4977. You can friend the Earth Day in Decatur festival on facebook, too!

Started in 1997, the Oakhurst Community Garden Project is a member supported non-profit teaching environmental awareness through hands-on gardening and outdoor education programs.

Oakhurst Community Garden Project is located at 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA  30030.

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