Planting New Roots
TLW has bid a farewell to our home in the Old Fourth Ward. We have taken our produce, fruit trees, compost, green houses, gazebo, dirt, fish and chickens and planted them firmly at our permanent home in Collegetown. Our new location is the perfect place for TLW to expand its work to use urban agriculture as a catalyst to grow the American city of the future.
Each day we make progress in bringing to life an open lot in Ashview Heights on Atlanta's Westside. We are building new planting beds, planting the trees and making room for all of the TLW programs the community has come to expect. In addition, we are meeting our neighbors to see what new programs we can develop to meet their unique needs. TLW's motto is: We Grow Food. We Grow People. We Grow Community. Truly Living Well's philosophy about natural and organic is not limited to the compost, seeds and growing methods. The organic family TLW creates through education and entrepreneurial programs for adults and children generates jobs and produces safe and beautiful spaces for the community to gather. We are looking forward to being good neighbors in Collegetown.
TLW will continue to be connected to our friends and colleagues in the Old Fourth Ward. During our nearly six years at Wheat Street Gardens we created the Urban Grower Training Program, summer camps, and the Young Urban Growers Programs. We will not forget our responsibility to keep that community in our vision to use food production as the plate on which we serve up health, economic growth and safety.
The solution to what ails us is in the soil. Volunteer and donor opportunities are available for you to continue to be a part of the movement. Please view volunteer opportunities and register at handsonatlanta.org. You can make a donation here.
Thanks for all of your support! See you in Collegetown.
K. Rashid Nuri