Paradise Baptist Church Builds a Rain Garden


Rain Garden In Paradise:

Northwest Faith Leader Builds Environmental Community Engagement, "New Normal" In Proctor Creek

Second in Environmental Roundtable Discussions Set

For Monday April 17 After Easter Sunday


"Embrace change, or be consumed by change."  That is only one of the many incisive nuggets Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Charles A. Harper III imparted during a lengthy interview about the rain garden under construction at Paradise Baptist Church (1711 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy, Atlanta 30318) in Proctor Creek's Grove Park neighborhood.


"I believe Dr. King would be very pleased how things are going in Grove Park. We have a model emerging of King's 'Beloved Community'.  In this once all white, segregated community, we are responding to each others' needs -- regardless of race, circumstance, or culture -- and looking over each other's faults."


Dr. Harper acknowledges this accomplishment does not come without some discomfort -- and "rough waters".


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Environmental Roundtable Discussions

Discussion Number Two: Engaging Community Stakeholders

Monday, April 17 2017 6:00-8:00pm


Stormwater Environmental Landscaping


Paradise Baptist Church

1711 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway

Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Did you know that:

  • Rain Gardens are  "green infrastructure", or a 

kind of "environmental landscaping";

  • Rain Gardens can cut down on the amount of pollution reaching creeks and streams by up to 30%, absorb stormwater, AND

reduce the risk of flooding


A brief "backyard" walking tour of the Paradise Baptist Church landscaping rain garden construction is included.


Learn about green infrastructure in your own backyard through this "community discussion-with-a-field trip".




Paradise Baptist Church

1711 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway

Atlanta, Georgia 30318



Monday, April 17th 2017





Contact: 404-461-6653


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