WABE: Atlanta’s Urban Farms Are Growing More Than Food

 CREDIT COURTESY TRULY LIVING WELL

CREDIT COURTESY TRULY LIVING WELL

ELLIE HENSLEY • SEP 22, 2017

Agriculture is normally thought to be a largely rural enterprise, but according to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, if you know where to look, there are farmers across the city of Atlanta growing produce and raising animals.

According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, there are 596 gardens, 82 farms and 64 orchards in the region. While the industry’s economic impact overall in Georgia is more than $75 billion, in Atlanta, the impact is far more than just monetary.

For instance, Truly Living Well is an urban farm with sites in the West End, East Point and Southwest Atlanta. The nonprofit grows more than 30,000 pounds of food annually, including seasonal vegetables and fruit trees.

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