Farming As A
Thursday, May 14
Big Bethel AME
220 Auburn Avenue
Join us for a day long Urban Agriculture Conference to share information and creative ideas to support local growers.
TLW is teaming with Georgia Micro Enterprise Network to increase the number of new farmers and farm businesses in socially disadvantaged communities. The May 14th day long conference was developed for new growers interested in the power of urban agriculture to build families, jobs and the community.
Registration is free & lunch will be provided.
Topic areas will include:
- Plans to Succeed in Urban Agriculture
- Organic Certification
- Accessing New Markets
- Panel discussion with local growers
For more information call 678-973-099
|Year Round Open-Air Farmer's Market
3353 Washington Blvd
East Point, Georgia
2pm - Dusk
Wheat Street Gardens
75 Hilliard Road
Old Fourth Ward
by K. Rashid Nuri
The greatest power of urban agriculture is in teaching people to grow their own food. Our health begins with what we eat-physically, mentally and spiritually.
Growing food feeds us on all levels, and demonstrates our capacity to be productive partners with nature. Being close to where our food is grown means being aware of what is in it, what it looks like and what it takes to get it to the table.
Not to mention knowing what food actually tastes like. There is absolutely no comparison between naturally grown, garden-fresh fruits and vegetables and supermarket produce. Check it out. Go out to an urban farm near you and eat some food straight off the plant. Your whole self will thank you, and fast food will seem a little less...well, like food.
But there's more. Fulfilling the fundamental responsibility of growing food for ourselves sets us up to be fully responsible for all that we produce in our lives, in our families, in our communities. We cannot look solely to others to decide what we will eat, wear, watch and do. We can, and we must go to the Earth to create abundance and prosperity. We can, and we must teach our children to do the same.
Urban farming helps to rebuild local economies. It creates jobs, businesses and beautiful spaces, protects the environment and helps keep us sane. Really. As technological as our culture has become, we still depend upon the Earth, sun and moon for our sustenance. We are products of Nature and must maintain our connection in order to remain whole.
Besides, it's the hip thing to do. Farming is coming to the city, where the people are. Urban farming is at the center of sustainable urban development. Grab a tool, take a class, learn to grow your own food naturally, and learn to feed your community for a lifetime.
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It's springtime....that time to scrub off the patio and bring meals al fresco! No better way than to enjoy the beautiful bounty mother nature provides straight from the garden. This week, Truly Living Well highlights the magnificent French Breakfast Radish.
The French Breakfast Radish was first introduced in 1879 and quickly became a popular market radish of Paris. French Breakfast Radishes are believed to have gotten their name as marketers were known to snack on the radishes with salt and butter mid-morning while they sold their produce. Additionally, radishes were commonly served for breakfast in American colonial times as well as by New York Dutch who enjoyed them along with butter, bread, and tea.
French Breakfast Radish is known for its vibrant coloring which blends from a ruby-red to bright white at the tip...topped with edible, leafy greens, which can go straight into salads, or be added to soups or pastas.
This beautiful variety of radish is very crisp and can offer a mildly spicy flavor. Grilled or oven roasted will bring out the subtly sweet and nutty flavor. They are packed with Vitamin C and known for their detox properties, helping the liver and gallbladder, urinary and kidney function. They help clear congestion during a cold, and are high in fiber and low in calories!
So whether you are enjoying the lush Cherry Blossoms of Paris or the gorgeous heart-shaped petals of Atlanta's Dogwood, start your morning café au lait with something sweet and peppery.
"Ah oui! Les radis petit déjeuner!" (Yes, Breakfast Radishes!)
TLW Summer Camp!
Truly Living Well's Summer Camp is a place where dirt rocks and compost cooks! Children who attend Truly Living Well Summer Camp have a unique opportunity to connect with the land, experience the wonders of the garden, and become good environmental stewards at Atlanta's premiere urban farm, Wheat Street Garden. In a two-week camp session, children 6 - 14 years of age engage in a wide range of farm related activities, including garden bed design and installation, scavenger hunts, hands-on experiments, crafting with nature, taking care of chickens, and swimming.
In addition to our nature based program, children are introduced to healthy food choices through daily plant-based lunches, incorporating freshly harvested produce from the farm that children pick themselves! Research indicates that children are more likely to make healthy food choices when they are involved in growing and preparing the food. Professional chef demonstrations and kid-friendly meal preparation each week, ignite the imagination and entice the palate for nutritious foods. Combined with healthy food consumption and plenty of exercise, TLW's camp experience has far reaching benefits that help children to eat and live better.
It's a Thai Thang at TLW
Truly Living Well welcomes Chef Parnass Savang at Friday market, May 15 from 2pm-3pm! And he is bringing Thailand to the farm!
Chef Savang graduated from the Culinary Institute of America at the Hyde Park, New York campus. He then moved back home to work at Hugh Acheson's Empire State South for 2 years. Currently, he is working at his father's restaurant, Danthai. His interest and passion for Thai food grew out of his childhood meals. This coming summer, he will be exploring Thailand's culinary landscape.
With a harmonious blend of the spicy, subtle, sweet and sour, Thai food is equally satisfying to the eye, nose, and palate. Chef Savang brings the genius skill of combining all of the beautiful ingredients that exemplifies the cooking art of Thailand right to the farm!
Thai food is known for its diversity of ingredients, outstanding spiciness and ample medicinal properties with a profusion of exotic flavors and fragrances to make it among the most coveted of international cuisines.
With your mind and taste buds open and ready for this powerful blend of flavors, Chef Savang will skillfully demonstrate how you can gather and fill your basket with everything you need for your kitchen. From Chef..... to Farm.... to Table...TOO DELIGHTFUL!
Hands Helping Us Grow
Thank you, MailChimp!
Truly Living Well is so grateful to MailChimp for their generosity and contribution! With their donation of $20,000, scholarship funds have been allocated to children in Atlanta for the sole purpose of attending summer camp at our farm. Tuition assistance to campers with financial needs allows children to experience a nature based program that promotes healthy eating and stewardship that connect them to the land and develop life-long benefits of well-being and community.
MailChimp is an innovative and progressive company dedicated to helping people and organizations "who are striving for creative excellence, encouraging considerate urbanism, and addressing systemic cycles of poverty".
By reaching out with their helping hands, MailChimp has provided the opportunity to take some amazing Atlanta kids from dream to reality!