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From foreclosed property to flourishing farm: Urban Sprout Farms grows in Lakewood

A few blocks south of the Lakewood amphitheater at the end of a dead-end street, something unexpected is sprouting: rows upon rows of certified organic kale and collards and beets (and, come summer, tomatoes and eggplants and okra).
Chris Edwards

It’s time you met your metro Atlanta farmers

Farmland takes up more than nine and a half million acres of land in Georgia. It’s time we got to know our farmers better, don’t you think? Meet JoVonna Johnson Cooke and Eugene Cook, Chris Edwards, and Joe Reynolds.
Groundbreakers

Micro urban farming

Turning vacant lots into urban farms is nothing new, but a few innovators are taking intown agriculture to another level. Micro­enterprises such as Widdernshins Urban Farmstead in East Point operate on just a fifth of an acre.

Mayor Reed aims to reconnect Atlanta with Georgia’s agrarian roots

Mayor Kasim Reed has grand ambitions for Atlanta—high-tech incubators, for instance. But his administration has another, more prosaic goal: to reconnect the city with Georgia’s agrarian roots.

K. Rashid Nuri

Nuri's urban farms bring fresh food to areas of Atlanta where rubble, history, and poverty are cross-pollinated.

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