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Apr 13 Comments

Community Gardening Basics Infosheet #4

This Community Gardening Basics Infosheet is from The Growing Community: Starting and Nurturing Community Gardens Series. Originally written by David Corkill for organic gardening courses at Fern Ave Community Garden. To download a copy of this infosheet, click here.  


Apr 8 Comments

4th Annual Global Youth Service Day @ Atwood Community Gardens & Urban Farm Park

REGISTER TODAY! Volunteers Are Needed At All Atwood Model Sites About The Atwood Model NEXT Steps wanted to create an urban agriculture training center and outdoor event facility that introduced at-risk youth to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through business development training, special event management, environmental stewardship, community service and investigative research […]


Apr 3 Comments

If You See Someone Without A Smile….Give Them One Of Yours!

IT’S TIME TO VOLUNTEER AT ATWOOD!!! Every 1st & 2nd Saturday, Monthly 9:00am – 12:00 Noon Atwood Community Cleanups are our community service events where individuals, groups, families, kids (ages 3+) and anyone else can come and complete their community service hours*. Volunteers help us turn underutilized or abandoned lots into beautiful, family-friendly green spaces […]


Apr 2 Comments

April’s Permaculture Principle

Principle 4: Apply Self-Regulation & Accept Feedback “The sins of the fathers are visited on the children unto the seventh generation” We need to discourage inappropriate activity to ensure that systems can continue to function well. The icon of the whole earth is the largest scale example we have of a self regulating ‘organism’ which […]


Apr 1 Comments

April’s Vegetable Garden Calendar

Leaflet 174 Reprinted February, 2002 Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating.   Make Green Your Favorite Color Be sure to like and share our pages with your friends and […]


Mar 27 Comments

Atwood Model Highlights: Friends Of Atwood Community Garden Club

Enhancing The Quality of Life Through Atwood Community Gardens The key role of the Friends of Atwood (FOA) Community Garden Club is to encourage friends, neighbors and community-based organizations to explore the connection between the great outdoors, community service, cultural arts and social engagement. The club will operate under the theme Sankofa Ashe and focus […]


Mar 25 Comments

Atwood Model Highlights: Introduction To S.T.E.M. Career Pathways

Introduction To Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) By utilizing all our our resources and community partners as a training tool for growth & sustainability, NEXT Steps will be able to integrate a series of interconnected programs that positively strengthen our schools, churches, communities, therapy programs, day camps, summer camps, senior citizens’ programs, colleges, and […]


Mar 19 Comments

Atwood Model Highlights: Book A S.T.E.M. Field Trip

DID YOU KNOW? . . . The Georgia Department of Education is dedicated to preparing students for 21st Century workplace careers by providing high quality educational opportunities in STEM fields. STEM represents the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM education encourages a curriculum that is driven by problem solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and […]


Mar 17 Comments

Atwood Model Highlights: Environmental Exploration

Join The Hunt! NEXT Steps is creating a CITO Geocaching Scavenger Hunt Program to introduce low-income youth to four local outdoor event facilities and nature trails located within their Southwest Atlanta neighborhoods: Atwood Community Gardens & Urban Farm Park (3.5 acres), The Outdoor Activity Center (26 acres), Atlanta Beltline (2 miles) and The Cascade Springs […]


Mar 13 Comments

Atwood Model Highlights: CSI NEXT Steps Pinterest Case Files

S.T.E.M-based Training & Research Program For Middle and High School Students NEXT Steps will be using the ToxRap (TM) inquiry-based curriculum series which utilizes concepts from toxicology and environmental health risk assessment to teach applied science. Students learn to identify a problem, gather information, form a hypothesis, conduct experiments, make observations, collect and analyze data, […]