Georgia Power Employee’s Complete Greenhouse Project at K.B Sutton Elementary School in in Forsyth

Staff Report

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Members of Georgia Power’s volunteer service organization, Citizens of Georgia Power-Plant Scherer chapter recently completed phase one of their legacy project at K.B Sutton Elementary School in Forsyth.

Despite the pandemic, Plant Scherer chapter members have continued to find ways to safely complete service projects in their community. It was while completing a service project on Arbor Day that members noticed the school’s 3rd-5th grade garden club needed a greenhouse.

 Through the Georgia Power Foundation, the Plant Scherer Citizens of Georgia Power Chapter was approved for a grant to complete their legacy project in two phases. In phase one, members were able to build a greenhouse and a raised bed for planting. Phase two will be completed this fall and will consist of an outdoor pavilion with benches for about 25 students, a compost bin, gardening wagon and multiple gardening tools to the school as a part of investing in the future of students. 

Citizens of Georgia Power is the employee volunteer arm of Georgia Power Company. With 42 chapters statewide and more than 3,400 members, consisting of employees and their spouses, volunteers contributed more than 143,000 hours equal to $3.5 million in 2019.