April 27, 2016
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 TLW Pays Homage to Hilliard

Last Saturday, TLW hosted our final event at our Wheat St. Gardens.  Volunteers, community members, public figures, previous and current TLW staff, and our proud partners gathered together for one last hurrah at our downtown farm. We celebrated the people, the land, and the legacy of Wheat St. by hosting our final volunteer activities, listening and dancing to live music, and telling stories about our beloved gardens.

Emotions of joy and sadness vibrated throughout the air. Urban grower graduate and former staff member, Patience Allen-Glick, shared her love for TLW by saying "in the words of Indira Mukhopadhyay, 'Fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, but its seeds can go places and wherever they go, by their virtues they leave their traces.' With luck, blessings, hard work, and community support this will be true for TLW as the dream and reality and the sense of community and hope of this site transitions across the city."

City District 2 Councilman Kwanza Hall's Chief of Staff, Jay Tribby said "Although it has been very bittersweet today, this farm has been the steward and the custodian not only of the values of the local food movement and of urban farming, but it has also been the steward of the return of low-income apartments and affordable housing to this land."

The land that was once vibrantly flourished with fruit trees and raised beds may be bare, but it's image as an urban food oasis will always be in our memories.

Stay tuned as our new Collegetown site in the West End develops where we will continue to grow good food, people, and community.
Interview with a Farmer

Robin Smiley, one of TLW's farmers discusses her experience with moving our farm to Collegetown:

What have you learned during this process of moving a farm?

R: One of the things that I've learned is that it takes strategy to move a farm. Everything cannot be moved at one time; there is a delicate balance between moving while continuing to provide quality service. Throughout the move we still operate our farm productions, weekly farmer's markets, and education programs.

What are you going to miss the most about Wheat St?

R: One of the things that I'll miss the most is the memories that were made, the lives that were changed, the people that we reached, and the people that we've engaged since we've been here.

What do you look forward to about moving to Collegetown farm?

R:   -Overcoming challenges and obstacles.
-Reaching a new community, bringing in our old community that we left behind. -Getting creative with our new space. -e -Being able to maintain and manage production.

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

Truly Living Well Center  
for Natural Urban Agriculture
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
Upcoming Events    
Saturday April 30th 11am-4pm Souper Jenny Pop-Up Fundraiser
1082 Huff Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Come enjoy lunch with us at Souper Jenny's Westside cafe!

This pop up fundraiser will support TLW's summer camp as a percentage of the day's sales will go towards funding youth scholarships. Souper Jenny is a collection of locally owned cafes that serve fresh seasonal food prepared with love. TLW will have information regarding our farm, markets, and programming.

Opening Day of Ponce
City Farmer's Market
on the BeltLine:
Tuesday May 3rd 4-8pm

Wheat Street Gardens' Friday market has closed, but starting on May 3rd you can find us at the PCFM on the BeltLine!

For more info about this market click here.    
What's at Market  
This Week?
 Beets, carrots, curly kale, Siberian kale, lettuce, spring onions, beets,  vegan cookies, and TLW branded apparel.  
Market Times
Every Tuesday

Ponce City Farmer's Market on the Beltline

Every Wednesday
East Point Farmer's Market
Fire Station #1
 2757 East Point St.

Every Saturday
Freedom Farmer's Market at the Carter Center

Every Sunday

Westside Provisions District Farmer's Market
1100 Howell Mill Rd.   
Office Hours

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

Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farms | P.O. Box 90841 | East Point | GA | 30364