June 2, 2016
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FORWARD TO A FRIEND OR UNSUBCRIBE
 Planting New Roots
in Collegetown

 
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.


Sincerely,


K. Rashid Nuri
Gettin' Hot with the BFC

The Boulevard Food Co-op, a food cooperative based in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, started the Hot Sauce in the City initiative a few months ago. The idea came from members looking for a way to help sustain the co-op through a community-based solution. Co-op members worked in teams alongside local chefs and created their own unique hot sauces.

This spring, BFC members and O4W Business Association Member Chefs competed for the best tasting hot sauce in the city! A panel of local celebrity judges and the general public selected the best recipe for the first product to be bottled and sold. Co-op member Burma Read said, "We were trying to think of a way that we could raise money so that we could spend more money at the food bank, so we came up with the idea of making some hot sauces and selling it. I teamed up with Noni's, a restaurant on Edgewood. We won first place so we're really excited and are planning on selling well with that hot sauce so that we will be able to feed low-income families and senior citizens. I'm very excited about it!"

Burmanoni's Wheat St. Heat and Repeat hot sauce has a subtle spicy kick as three different hot peppers were used in the original recipe. The hot sauce will be available for purchase in mid-summer. To reserve a hot sauce please email us at hotsauce@trulylivingwell.com  

Job Opportunities

Georgia Organics is hiring a development coordinator! Check out info about the position here.

Email resume, cover letter, and writing sample to sarahbartlett@georgiaorganics.org 


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
Upcoming Events    
  
Saturday June 4th: Community Garden Tour
9am-12pm Collegetown Farm, 324 Lawton St. SW Atlanta, GA 30310 
Tour four community gardens in Atlanta's Westside. Starts at TLW's Collegetown farm. Registration is $20.

RSVP here.

Saturday June 11th: Summer Gardening 101, 9am-12pm
Collegetown Farm 
Registration is $25.

RSVP here.  

Thursday June 23rd: Grand Opening of Collegetown Farm, 2-8pm 
Join us as we celebrate the official opening of Collegetown farm. More details to come soon.
What's at Market  
This Week?
 
 Beets, carrots, curly kale, dinosaur kale, spring onions, Swiss chard, handmade soaps, moringa powder, preserves, and TLW branded apparel.  
Market Times
 
Every Tuesday
 (NEW LOCATION)

4pm-8pm
Ponce City Farmer's Market on the Beltline

Every Wednesday
4pm-7pm
East Point Farmer's Market
Fire Station #1
 2757 East Point St.

Every Saturday
9am-1pm
Freedom Farmer's Market at the Carter Center

Every Sunday
(NEW LOCATION)

10am-2pm
Westside Provisions District Farmer's Market
1100 Howell Mill Rd.   
Office Hours

Monday-Thursday*
9AM-5PM
 
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