The West Broad Market Garden opened for the season on Saturday.
It’s the market’s third year, and possibly its last. The community garden on the vacant West Broad School property is a partnership between the Athens Land Trust and the Clarke County School District, but as CCSD plans to renovate the vacant school into administration offices, officials are considering paving over the garden for employee parking and moving the garden to a much smaller lot nearby, leaving the future of the garden unclear.
Flagpole staff photographer Joshua L. Jones documented the market’s opening day.
The market—located at the old West Broad School near the intersection with Hancock Avenue—is open from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 10.
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