The Dunwoody Community Garden on Nov. 9 planted 26 fruit trees, 10 blueberry bushes and two muscadine vines to celebrate winning a national fruit orchard.
The competition, the Communities Take Root program, was sponsored by Edy’s Fruit Bars and the National Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. The goal of the program is to beautify and strengthen communities and encourage healthy eating habits.
The Dunwoody garden, located in Brook Run Park, was one of 17 community gardens nationwide to win an orchard.
The sponsoring organizations purchased and donated the plants for the orchard.
The planting ceremony was attended by Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis and City Council members Terry Nall, Denis Shortal and Lynn Deutsch, other city officials and city boosters, including Alan Mothner, executive director of the Dunwoody Nature Center.