Matthew gave our group a thorough overview of Forsyth County's process in building a greenway (a linear park, usually composed of woods and wetlands with a 4-ft. easement). Big Creek Greenway, begun in 2005 with funds from a federal grant, is a 12-ft. wide concrete and boardwalk path meandering through woods along Big Creek - offering an ideal setting for walking, jogging, biking and inline skating. The four completed phases covering 9.6 miles begins at McFarland Parkway and ends at Kelly Mill Road.
The presentation at our October 10 club meeting included slides of several sections along the Greenway and many answers to member's questions, particularly as it affected residential areas.
Marguerite will focus on the physical, cultural and psychological influences of garden design, emphasizing gardens for healing. The program will be presented on Tuesday, November 14 in the Fireside Room of Cumming Baptist Church, 115 Church Street, Cumming, GA. The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m.