Food Well Alliance is excited to announce the design team partners for the 2016 Collaborative Design Initiative, which will provide leadership training and development for community garden leaders.

As members of Food Well Alliance, the nine-member design team will inform the investment of up to $100,000 to support community garden leaders by expanding access to educational resources and tools to sustain gardens in urban neighborhoods.

Our city's community and educational gardens are beacons of light in their surrounding neighborhoods. They build lasting connections among neighbors, designate areas for environmental conservation, and increase access to fresh, healthy produce.

Better trained leadership will lead to more successful gardens with increased community engagement and food production. This initiative will grow more community support for gardens in neighborhoods across the 5 county (Cobb, Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett) metro Atlanta region.


Community Vitality

Increase capacity for community garden leaders that support urban neighborhoods

Meet our Partners

Atlanta Community Food Bank Community Gardens
This program offers assistance to more than 100 new and existing gardens across Metro Atlanta. Volunteers and neighbors come together to grow fresh, healthy food to nourish communities and neighborhoods. We encourage local gardeners to plant an extra row of veggies in their gardens and donate the harvest! Last year’s effort garnered 106,292 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.

East Atlanta Village Farmers Market
The mission of East Atlanta Village Farmers Market under Community Farmers Markets is to develop a local food infrastructure for long term sustainability and meaningful community impact. Our purpose is to preserve, root, and grow a diverse local food culture by maintaining an authentic space for all people to share community, fair food, and healthy lifestyles while providing a sustainable living for producers who steward the earth.

Global Growers Network
Global Growers Network creates opportunities in sustainable agriculture for diverse families in Georgia by growing good food, training farmers, and providing economic opportunity. We manage multiple community gardens, offer educational workshops, host volunteers and school trips, and aggregate and distribute fresh vegetables from a network of local farmers. Global Growers is an independent nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, GA.

HABESHA, Inc. is a Pan-African organization that cultivates leadership in youth through practical experiences in cultural education, sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship, holistic health, and technology.

Metro Atlanta Urban Farm
Metro Atlanta Urban Farm's mission is to reduce barriers to healthy living in urban communities by encouraging, promoting and supporting health education and sustainable high-quality low-cost agricultural production through gardening and farm training.

Partners in Action for Healthy Living (PAHL), Inc.
PAHL’s mission is to empower South DeKalb County residents to make healthy choices that support their best quality of life. We do this by increasing access to healthy food and active living opportunities and by promoting community building and environmental changes that sustain a culture of health.

South West Atlanta Growers Cooperative
South West Atlanta Growers Cooperative aims to develop and maintain a healthy and secure food system that is environmentally and economically sustainable.

Think Green Inc.
ThinkGreenInc is committed to: Connecting people to planet through technology and enhancing the natural environment through design. We are a community benefit organization on a mission; honoring the mandate to preserve and protect planet earth. We practice thoughtful, vigilant stewardship and purposeful, creative restoration. We cultivate vibrance and redefine greenspace while creating, transforming and renewing environments. 

Wylde Center
The Wylde Center's mission is to cultivate vibrant greenspaces and inspire communities of environmental stewards.