The Elm Street Farm produced 2000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables for the residents of the English Avenue community, many whom suffer from food insecurities. Volunteers will work to get the garden ready for the spring and summer growing months by tilling the ground, putting in new vegetable seeds, laying mulch, and pruning rose bushes and fruit trees.
MaKhi Haynes runs his fingers down the keyboard as instructor James Shealy looks on. A smile slowly crosses Shealy’s face as he watches the Centennial Academy student play the “Mexican Hat Dance.” “Now give me some of that soul from last week,” said Shealy. He gently prods the teen not to look down at his hands but up at the music. Sing the notes, he said. “If you can sing it, you can play it,” said Shealy. “You internalize the notes. He has a naturally…Continue Reading “Atlanta music program strikes the right chord in changing neighborhood”
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