February 11, 2016
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 TLW Featured in
Food Access PSA


Food access should be a right for everyone, not a privilege for few. Yet many people in our communities experience food insecurity and have limited access to fresh, local produce. TLW  aims to change that. Our high quality, local food production platform builds healthy communities through outreach, education, and economic growth. 

Re:imagine/ATL created a PSA to raise awareness about children's food access featuring drone footage of TLW's Wheat St. Garden. High school students from Frederick Douglass High School filmed, produced and edited this film. To watch the PSA click here.

Re:imagine/ATL is an innovative organization that empowers youth from all backgrounds to re-imagine a flourishing Atlanta through creative technologies, collaboration and sustainable, holistic programs. The organization combines film, music, storytelling, and entrepreneurship as a means of activating youth to positively impact their community.
Growing Beyond Food

TLW is not just an urban farm. We don't just grow food. We help grow people, too. Farming & education provide fundamental value that contributes to a common welfare. Our programs, such as our Urban Grower Boot Camp, give people the skills necessary to establish, manage, and work in viable productive agricultural projects. Many of our boot camp alumni have gone on to build their own urban agricultural oasis and are committed to helping fight food injustice. 

One of our partnerships includes working with the Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, where TLW provides residents at the Peachtree-Pine shelter with unique volunteer opportunities that are not otherwise readily available. Together, Georgia Organics and TLW installed a rooftop garden that many residents help maintain, harvest for fresh healthy food, as well as find peace and tranquility. After completion of the urban grower program, residents train others on how to maintain the garden. This kind of opportunity gives the residents not just a valuable skill set, but a sense of empowerment, as well.

Staff Highlights  
 
Every newsletter we'll introduce you to one of our staff members. This week meet Jenn Cooper, one of TLW's 2015-2016 AmeriCorps VISTAs:

 
 
Jenn is TLW's Communications Specialist. She says, "I am incredibly proud to be working as an AmeriCorps VISTA for Truly Living Well. Fighting for food justice and access is something that I'm very passionate about. I love that I get to promote and document all of the amazing things that happen on the farm and in the community. From our urban growers programs to our weekly farmer's markets, there is so much that goes unseen. I've helped revamp our social media and e-newsletters, showcasing all the hard work that goes on. I've learned so much about urban agriculture, the nonprofit field, and have developed meaningful relationships throughout my service year so far. TLW has a tight-knit staff that truly feels like family!" 

We Grow Food. We Grow People.   
We Grow Community.

Truly Living Well Center  
for Natural Urban Agriculture
 
Save 
$5.00
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, 2016
Announcements   
  
February 26th:
CSA Sign Up Day   
A virtual event that celebrates Community Supported Agriculture and invites people to participate by signing up for a CSA with a local farm. This year TLW will be offering discounts and deals for those signing up for our CSA program before CSA Day. Stay tuned for more details. For general info about CSA Sign Up Day click here 
Volunteer Opportunities    
TLW is always in need of an extra set of  hands, especially now that we are moving to our new Collegetown site in the West End. For the next month we are looking for volunteers at both our Wheat St. and East Point sites. Volunteer opportunities through Hands On Atlanta include the following:

Saturdays 10am-5pm at Wheat St. Garden - deconstruction tasks will be provided 

Tuesdays-Thursdays 10am-5pm at East Point - general farm tasks to support new and existing produce beds

To volunteer with us click here.   
What's at Market  
This Week?

 
 Kale, collard greens, sweet potatoes, turnips, handmade soaps, TLW Urban Life Teas, vegan cookies, and TLW branded apparel.  
Market Times

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

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

Every Saturday
9:00am-12:00pm
Freedom Market

Carter Center
Freedom Parkway
 
Office Hours

Monday-Thursday*
9AM-5PM
 
Friday 9AM-2PM
 
TLW at East Point
3353 Washington Road
East Point, GA 30344
(678) 973-0997