Atlanta, GA-- City dwellers will soon be able to receive all the trappings of the country life with the addition of a new 4 acre urban garden. The site will be called The Truly Living Well Wheat Street Garden and Mayor Reed and others will breakground on Sunday 12/5 at 2pm.
The site came into fruition via an agreement with the Wheat Street Baptist Church to lease the 4 acres in the historic Old 4th Ward. The site is to serve as not only a working/profitable farm but also a learning center to help educate the surrounding community about healthy eating.
The site, which used to be a housing project, will now grow vegetables in regenerated soil, raised beds, greenhouses and hoop houses.
The work is being funded by generous investment from the Arthur M.Blank Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency.