On Sunday,November 20th,the Savannah Urban Garden Alliance (S.U.G.A.) held their 3rd Annual Tour de Coop. The tour began in Southern Pine’s courtyard,where we have recently built our own chicken coop.
Participants then boarded a trolley and toured several chicken coops in midtown neighborhoods. Afterwards,the trolley came back to Southern Pine for a reception,which included a raffle,silent auction and trivia. All proceeds raised from the event benefited S.U.G.A.’s educational outreach programs.
S.U.G.A.’s mission is to increase access to local food,while providing educational programs to the community that promote sustainable and affordable gardening practices. Through workshops on composting,rain gardens,bee keeping,chicken husbandry and more,S.U.G.A. teaches people in the community how to grow their own sustainable,healthy food. The organization believes that community gardens can help alleviate obesity and food shortages,while promoting nutrition. It is important to know where our food comes from and have a connection with that food.
If you would like more information on S.U.G.A. or would like to volunteer your time,please visit their website at sugacentral.org or call 912-897-9643.