Atlanta, like many other large, urban areas, is a food desert. We'd like to help alleviate that problem, provide training and build community in the process. For this project, we need lumber, wood chips, soil, seeds and volunteer help. We are working to partner with a local farming non-profit, Patchwork City Farms, to create a series of raised bed gardens to provide training and space for people in the Mechanicsville neighborhood to grow vegetables. We are planning 30 raised beds, 3 feet X 12 feet each. The beds will be built from structural lumber harvested whenever possible from deconstructed buildings and will each be approximately 20" deep. This project will allow folks in our neighborhood to play an even greater role in our project, and will help to teach our kids about farming, cooperation, consistency and self-sufficiency.
The picture shown is from an urban farm in New Orleans.