In partnership with the Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA), FEA began development on the second Urban Farm in the English Avenue Community, located at 382 Elm Street in April 2013. This site gives us 9,375 square feet to farm in, which will allow us to continue to improve upon food security for residents. Thank you to Habitat for Humanity for allowing us to use their land for this much needed project. Also, a big thank you to the Cherokee Garden Club for their financial support for this project!
After seeing the impact our 1st Community Urban Farm had in the community in terms of improved access to fresh produce, reduction of crime by creating healthy gathering places to improve community bonds where there would otherwise be a vacant lot attracting criminal activity, enhancing/ beautifying community green-space, and empowering residents through short-term employment opportunities and ongoing agricultural learning opportunities, we understood the need to further expand this initiative.