TM09 - Atlanta's Growing Urban Food Landscape

Monday, November 18 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Meet at Tour Desk « Back

Abstract Text:

Growing food "in the cities, for the cities" is reconstructing urban landscapes. Across the world, cities are discovering the positive impacts of locally-grown foods on health, economies, and the environment. In this tour, we'll explore sites that highlight Atlanta's thought leadership and success in urban growing food systems. Attendees will visit the 7.1-acre Urban Food Forest that is transforming a food desert into a food-producing, citizen-educating, carbon-emission reducing center. The MARTA market is an innovative food access solution, spreading across five MARTA stations. Attendees will explore how it's providing an abundance of fresh produce to MARTA customers. The tour will conclude with a visit to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, a historic fresh food resource and small-business incubator for the local community since 1918.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss the issues of food deserts and how they are being addressed in Atlanta

Communicate the benefits of several options for addressing food production and creating a carbon-emission reducing center

Assess the value of providing an abundance of fresh produce to a community through a convenient location for MARTA customers

Judge the value of a historic fresh food resource and small-business incubator for the local community


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Event Type: Tour > Session


 
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