Founder Doug Calahan’s goal was to “bring the food supply back into communities”
Up to your elbows in zucchini? Atlanta-based iPhone app Local Roots has a solution for home gardeners with an overabundant harvest on their hands.
Looking to raise $12,000 by Feb. 14
Created by Georgia Tech alumnus Corbin Klett and Emory University alumnus Bethaney Herrington, Atlanta Harvest is an organization focused on increasing consumer access to local, organic produce in the metro Atlanta area. To support local agriculture and economy, they are raising money to build farms in impoverished neighborhoods inside the perimeter.
Produce by the pod
Vertical farming was a hot agricultural topic before the recession. What better way to provide produce to an urban society than to grow it out of specially commissioned skyscrapers? Then economic realities set in. Enter Atlanta-based PodPonics.