Who are We?

Volunteers from Wesley Way Helping Harvests Garden

Community Gardens of Henry County Our founder and Executive Director, Glenda Garris, attended a session at the nearby Griffin Experiment Station in 2003 about community gardening. She said at that time, “Henry has to have this!”  Glenda was off and running!!!  The initiative began with the creation of the Heritage Village Garden.  Now there are […]

Tickets

Tickets are donations to Community Gardens of Henry County.  Be sure to enter your complete information  on this page after you pay for  your ticket. This will allow us to expedite your entry to the event.   There will be a limited number of tickets on sale at the entrance to the event. Silver Queen […]

Participation

Piece of the puzzle

Beautiful Heritage Garden in Spring Want to Participate as an Exhibitor or Sponsor? Exhibitors: We invite vendors who meet our guidelines to participate with us at the Party.  We are seeking vendors who have products or information related to these goals and are garden-related in some way.   We want  to bring an awareness of healthy and […]

Another Year, Another Party

This marks our third annual Love and HomegrownTomato Party. This year, our party will be on June 21, 2014.

We were blessed with beautiful weather last year.  We enjoyed fresh tomato sandwiches, tea and dessert; music and tours of the gardens. There were a number of vendors selling everything from jams and jellies to stepping stones.

Since our beginning, our Helping Harvest gardens have grown and donated approximately 70,000 lb. of fresh vegetables to address hunger relief in Henry County. This work can only be continued through your sponsorship. All monies raised go back into buying seeds, fertilizer, paying for water, etc.

Don’t miss this fun event! Delicious tomato sandwiches with all the trimmings, entertainment, silent auction, vendors, children’s play area and much more. Come and support our organization and have a great time doing it!

Please come to this year’s party and help make it even bigger than last year.  We’ll have a silent auction again, vendors and tours of the gardens.

 

Party Happenings

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    Party Menu

    There is nothing better than a tomato sandwich on white bread for those of us who grew up in the south; however, we will have whole wheat bread, too.  Of course the “Southern Way” includes mayonnaise, salt and pepper, so we are sure to have plenty of both.  What is a picnic without potato chips?  […]

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    Sponsors/Exhibitors

    Our event promises to be dynamite if we can just find the one missing piece…support from you. We have cash sponsorships from $100 to $2500. Monies received will be used to expand the reach of our Helping Harvests Gardens, as well as defray the costs of the event.   Our In Kind sponsors are making the […]

  • Auction Items

    Silent Auction

    Local friends of the gardens and local merchants are donating items for auction.  Each item will be at the party.  Each has a minimum retail value of $50.  Minimum bids will be $25 with increases of $5.  All proceeds go directly to our Helping Harvest projects.

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    Garden Tours

    Heritage Garden is a garden for seniors and our very first community garden. There are 24 plots for gardeners from the community.  Most of the gardeners will be on hand to tell about their garden and to answer questions about vegetable gardening.  Wide paths are part of the garden design so that workers and visitors […]

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