Mayor Kasim Reed Launches Food Day Celebration at Atwood Community Gardens

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 779 Atwood St SW Atlanta GA 30310  See map

Food Day is a nationwide celeb ration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food Day, created by Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), is powered by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders, organizations, and people from all walks of life. Food Day takes place annually on October 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice. The ultimate goal of Food Day is to strengthen and unify the food movement in order to improve our nation’s food policies. Join this push for a stronger, more united food movement by signing up to organize or attend Food Day events in your community.

We will feature a special farmer's market featuring garden fresh produce and good eats from:
- Odom's Produce
- Life Essentials
- Byrd Food Vegan Eats & Sweet Treats
- 4 Tha Sol!
- Haylene The Garden Queen (Ginger Beer & Sorrel) Jamaican Drinks)
- Mother Clyde Pepper Farm
- Boxcar Grocers
- Atwood Community Garden & Urban Farm

Atwood Community Gardens & Urban Farm is West Atlanta's newest project promoting urban agritourism.  Through a collaboration between the NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program and the SWOOM Atlanta Market Project, Atwood Community Gardens offers:

  • an urban farm business incubator that will launch a total of 16 small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures over the next three years

  • a new gourmet "slow meals" delivery program that provide healthy meals using garden fresh ingredients that can be purchased using EBT/SNAP benefits

  • educational programs that introduce K-12 and college students to environmental and S.T.E.M.-based career pathways

  • horticulture therapy to reduce emotional and physical stress

  • a 3.5 acre outdoor event facility that has just received a $50k renovation by Hands On Atlanta and General Electric

  • a budding youth program that uses farm, garden  and farmers market operations as the foundation of business strategy, development and management training

  • exercise and entertainment activities that truly celebrate the communal and social aspects of community gardening

  • organic food production and distribution systems to reduce and/or eliminate food insecurities in the four food desert and low-income communities surrounding Atwood Community Gardens (within a five mile radius).

Please visit our website to learn more about our upcoming programs and special events at www.nextstepsyep.org.

Atwood Community Gardens
779 Atwood Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310


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