Grounds of new Falcons stadium will include edible gardens
Posted: June 17
By Tom Oder – Atlanta Magazine
When the new Atlanta Falcons stadium opens for the 2017 NFL season, a group of volunteers will be churning up a different kind of yardage outside the venue than the football players rushing inside. These enthusiastic workers will be tending a landscape feature that is gaining popularity at American sports arenas: edible gardens.
“We are still developing the concept for the gardens,” said Scott Jenkins, general manager of the new stadium that is rising on the Westside. “We are getting close to finalizing the design, but it will have an area of raised beds and then edible plants in a few other locations around the site. The raised beds will be at the southwest corner of the stadium, and other edibles will be planted along Northside Drive,” he said. Read Full Article