Fall Gardening Classes

Interested in Urban Farming?
Join TLW's Grower Boot Camp! Learn urban agriculture techniques and sustainable production methods through our intensive grower training program. The program takes place over 4 consecutive weekends starting October 16th. Our unique format accommodates working adults and students over the age of 18.

To find how you can get your growing expertise in shape contact TLW at 678-973-0997 or info@trulylivingwell.com 

Gardening 101 Series: Life in the Soil

Next class: Saturday October 10, 9am-12pm
TLW Wheat St. Garden 
TLW is introducing a monthly Gardening 101 series where anybody is welcome to learn the basics of gardening, composting, eating for wellness, and much more! Our next class will be focused on compost! We will build a compost together at our Wheat St. Garden and learn what makes a healthy soil. 

Email info@trulylivingwell.com to register!
For pricing and class descriptions see below:
Young Grower Program
Our Young Urban Growers initiative has found outstanding partners in Metro Atlanta Boys and Girls Clubs and The Kindezi School to reach youth in Atlanta's inner-city.

TLW is creating a new generation of urban farmers by teaching children to get their hands dirty. The program is designed to teach school age children the importance of organic, locally grown food, and how to grow their own and become steward of a clean environment. The Young Growers program is a unique platform offering face-to-face instruction in both classroom and farm environments. The participants will interact with master urban farmers and be able to begin gardens and food projects on their own.

Our garden educators Lauren Ledov and Suzie Pope have created a garden curriculum for The Kindezi School in the Old Fourth Ward and the Boys and Girls Club at Pittman Park, Harland, and Thomasville. Kindezi's principal refers to this unique program as "planting seeds of possibility" and wants to "change communities by changing kids".

 The Atlanta Community Food Bank will also be teaming up with TLW to help our young growers understand the issues of hunger and advocacy.
Sowing Good Seed
A Fun Day at Camp W.O.W.
"I'm cooking!  I learned to chop vegetables and make my own salad dressing!"  Dennis Miller was one of the children that enjoyed a morning at Camp W.O.W., a pilot project to provide therapeutic and fun experiences for children with Autism.  About 115 children, families and volunteers enjoyed a fun day at the farm transplanting squash, making seed balls and sun catchers, painting leaves, playing jump rope and hula hoop, and of course, chopping vegetables and making salad dressing for a communal meal! Heather Murray, one of the parents shared, "This was my daughter's first time gardening and she liked digging and getting right into the dirt. I think using big tools helped with Occupational Therapy input. I see the value in this type of camp."

TLW is hoping to expand Camp W.O.W. into a two-week, half day camp experience in summer, 2016.  About  1 in 64 children in Georgia have Autism.  Gardening incorporates development of important cognitive, physical, and social processes and it motivates children to eat more fruits and vegetables. This is particularly significant for children with autism, in which 90% have some type of feeding disorder.

Dr. Muhsinah L. Morris, an advisor for the project and mother of Seth, a 10 year old with Autism believes "TLW's urban farm setting presents the perfect opportunity for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to learn, play and strengthen body and mind."  Seth loved being on the farm and got a kick out of creating artwork with leaves. He said,  "Painting excites me! I enjoyed mixing the different colors with water and trying new paint brushes."
The pilot program received funding from Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to sponsoring research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism.  Huge thanks to Autism Speaks and to Whole Foods (on Ponce De Leon), AmeriCorp VISTA, HandsOn Atlanta, Frazer Center, Marcus Center, Center for Puppetry Arts, Kindezi School, Edgewood Pizza and the Old Fourth Ward Business Association for your support.  
Suite Life at the Braves Game!
Last week TLW took some volunteers to the Atlanta Braves vs. Toronto Blue Jays game. We had such a great time in our own private suite!

We love to show our appreciation to our volunteers! Keep up to date with us to find out about more fun volunteer events!
Silence the Growl

On Friday, September 18, TLW hosted United Way of Greater Atlanta's Silence the Growl Event at our Wheat St. Garden. We were honored to host the fundraiser that raised money for meals for hungry students over the summer.  A big thank you to Glorious Events for catering for this event!
TLW is a great venue for your special event.  Give us a call
(678) 973-0997.

We want you to experience the joy and convenience of a TLW CSA. Every week you have your choice of our locally grown, GMO free produce. Fill your basket and share your bounty with your family and friends. Bring this coupon to any TLW weekly market and save $5.00 on a full CSA. 
Offer Expires: December 31, 2015
Job Opening
Georgia Organics logo
Our proud partner, Georgia Organics, is looking for a new Farm to School Coordinator!

Applicants with a background in education, community food systems, public health, urban/food planning, environmental/food policy, and nutrition/food service are encouraged to apply.

Job description and details here:
The deadline to apply is Oct. 1st.  

Herbal Teas at TLW 
TLW sells an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, but we also sell herbal teas in a variety of flavors...all straight from our gardens. Come to any of our three weekly farmers markets to pick your favorite tea for the cool fall nights ahead.
Market Times

Every Wednesday
4p - 7p 
2757 East Point St
Downtown East Point at
Fire Station #1

Every Friday
2pm - Dusk
Wheat Street Garden
75 Hilliard Road
Old Fourth Ward

Every Saturday
Freedom Market

Carter Center
Freedom Parkway
Office Hours

Friday 9AM-2PM
TLW at East Point
3353 Washington Road
East Point, GA 30344
(678) 973-0997 
Recipe of the Week:
Sweet Potato Greens
 We are all familiar of the rich taste of a sweet potato, but have you ever had sweet potato

These beautiful greens are the leaves from the potato, but have a softer texture and are less bitter than kale or chard. Sweet potato greens can be cooked just like spinach- either sauteed, steamed, braised, or boiled.

Here is a very easy recipe to get you started!
New to the Team!
Meet Dara Suchke, our new flower and herbs specialist! Dara has a background in education and community garden management. Before joining the TLW team she worked for a landscaping company.

"I'm excited to be here because I'm into herbalism, empowering people how to grow food and ways to make medicine with plants. I'm excited to work with volunteers and teach our gardening 101 program!", said Dara. She also makes our delicious herbal teas that we sell at all of our weekly markets. Welcome Dara!
As the weather cools and the trees change color, we look forward to celebrating fall with you!

Peace and Love,
Truly Living Well Center 
for Natural Urban Agriculture