The Tyrone Garden 30290 is getting a new information kiosk, thanks to an Eagle Scout project headed by Spencer Kuhn of Troop 181. The purpose of the kiosk will be to educate and communicate with visitors to the community garden.
Before selecting his Eagle Scout project, Spencer called the Town of Tyrone to ask if he could do something for the community garden. He and his mother attended one of the meetings of the Tyrone Garden Committee, where the idea was discussed and approved.
Complete Hardware in Tyrone donated supplies and delivered concrete mix bags, and Spencer was able to obtain a discount from Home Depot for other needed items. Partner’s Pizza provided food and drinks on one work day. Members of Troop 181 and other volunteers built the structure, under Spencer’s supervision.
“We are very pleased with the construction of the kiosk and we are very proud of this young man,” said Chris Madison, the garden coordinator.
Tyrone Garden 30290 is located in the lower playground of Tyrone Elementary School, 876 Senoia Road, which was closed in 2013. Its mission is to develop and maintain a productive, natural, raised-bed garden that will encourage community engagement, education, recreation and a healthy lifestyle.
Phase One was completed in the fall of 2015 with help from the Fayette Master Gardeners Association, members of the community and local businesses. Phase Two of the garden began with support from American Freedom Heating and Air, Tyrone Family Dentistry, installation of bluebird boxes donated by Institute for Environmental Insight, and Spencer’s information kiosk. The second installation of 4 x 8 raised beds is planned for April or May.
If you would like to volunteer or rent a 4 x 8 raised bed, contact the Tyrone Garden committee at email@example.com.