Georgia first lady Marty Kemp took center stage at a press conference Thursday to announce a way to enhance the state’s roadways with Georgia plants.  It’s a partnership between the agriculture and transportation departments.

“This will ensure that all that all state-funded projects funded by the Department of Transportation will comply with the standards of the "Georgia Grown’ program," Kemp said.  “From Tennessee to Florida and Alabama to the Carolina’s people traveling through Georgia will see the true natural beauty of plants and trees locally sourced and native to Georgia.” 

Under the program, the landscaping at the state’s Welcome Centers and other areas along the interstates come from Georgia nurseries.

Recently, Kemp announced that the governor’s mansion will use ingredients and products grown in Georgia to promote the state’s businesses and farm families.

“Brian and I are incredibly proud of the Department of Transportation and their team for their hard work for Georgia’s farm families through this new initiative," she said.