Feeding Your Neighbor: ATL’s fight against food deserts

By Missyllaneous

It’s no secret that urban agriculture is the new “it” project around the nation.  Agriculture contributes $72.5 billion to the Georgia economy with over 42,000 farms and 9 million acres of farm land.

The benefits flow from one cause to another and we are given proof of how food brings the family together.  Only this time it’s not just mom, dad, and your annoying little brother who keeps kicking you under the table (Neill, buddy, I’m glad we both outgrew that phase).  No, instead it’s with our family of Atlanta, uniting government with non-profit, concrete with soil, former convicts with job employers, and people from Zone 1 with those in Zone 6.   It’s beautiful.  And, unfortunately, badly needed.

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