Urban gardens and farms alleviate food insecurity in Atlanta

In the heart of Atlanta, a grassroots movement emerged as concern over food access increased for those living in underserved communities.  With one out of every eight Georgians estimated to struggle with food insecurity, metro Atlanta is home to more than 150 gardens and 40 to 50 farms all growing produce. They all serve as vital sources […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer Awareness

Metro Atlanta Urban Farm supports the national efforts of Breast Cancer awareness month. We encourage our community to be proactive about your health. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, pink ribbons and activities help to bring to the forefront our awareness of Breast Cancer and a shared national conversation. 1 in 8 women in the United […]

Improving Science through Community-Led Research 

Understanding the Impact of Equitable Collaborations between Science Institutions and Community-Based Organizations: Improving Science through Community-Led Research Read the article here https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/72/6/585/6541342

A backyard farm in College Park offers its neighbors fresh, free food

Tucked away off Main Street in College Park, not far from the train tracksthat runthrough the city a few miles south of Atlanta, is a three-story Victorian home with a wraparound porch and narrow driveway. A few times a month an unassuming “free food” signis posted out front. The driveway leads to a backyard agricultural […]

Giving Tuesday 2022

How can you donate to a Top 10 CNN Hero?  –You may DONATE directly to GoFundMe at:  Top 10 CNN Heroes: $500,000 Subaru Match, https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/top-10-cnn-heroes. Subaru will be matching donations to all the 2022 Top 10 CNN Heroes up to $50,000 per hero. Donation matching starts on Tuesday, Nov.29 (“Giving Tuesday”) at 8:00 AM ET […]

Margarett Wilson, MD, MPH

Margarett Wilson, MD, MPH, Co-founder, serves as the Preventive Health Consultant and Business Coordinator for The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm. She has worked in the past with Fulton County Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), State Department of Health, Emory University School of Medicine and Morehouse School of Medicine. She speaks at numerous Churches, […]

Bobby L. Wilson

Bobby L. Wilson is the CEO of Metro Atlanta Urban Farm. He co-founded this five acre property to use as a teaching tool, economic empowerment zone, and as a food production site for the southwest Metropolitan Atlanta area.  With a strong belief in getting back to basics, he uses The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm to […]