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Apr 21 Comments

Register For Our NEW Online Executive Management Training Course

NS-SBI: Business Consultation Course $100  

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Aug 13 Comments

Atwood Model Highlights: The 12 Permaculture Principles

The Permaculture Flower In 2013, NEXT Steps began integrating the 12 Permaculture Principles into the design and operations of Atwood Community Gardens & Urban Farm. The 12 permaculture design principles are thinking tools, that when used together, allow us to creatively re-design our environment and our behavior in a world of less energy and resources. […]

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Aug 10 Comments

Community Gardening Basics Infosheet #8

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.  

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Aug 6 Comments

Some Of The Richest People In The World Are Not Millionares, They Are Volunteers

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 […]

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Aug 2 Comments

August’s Permaculture Principle

Principle 8: Integrate Rather Than Segregate “Many hands make light work” By putting the right things in the right place, relationships develop between them and they support each other. This icon represents a group of people from a bird’s-eye view, holding hands in a circle together. The space in the center could represent “the whole […]

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Aug 1 Comments

August’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. The Bee’s Knees . . . Have You Ever Seen Them? Be sure to like and share our […]

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Jul 30 Comments

Be An Active Agent In This Universe Who Makes Things Happen

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 […]

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Jul 23 Comments

Atwood Model Highlights: Become A Volunteer

Become A Hands On Atlanta Volunteer As a community partner, all NEXT Steps volunteer opportunities are listed on the Hands On Atlanta volunteer portal. Please visit their website by clicking the link below to help make a difference with us! (Keyword search: next steps or atwood). Following are some of their signature programs that we […]

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Jul 16 Comments

Atwood Model Highlights: Atwood-White Street Triangle & The Atlanta Beltline

Our Vision In June 2011, NEXT Steps adopted the Atwood-White Street Triangle through Park Pride/City of Atlanta to become an affiliate of the Atlanta Beltline in the West End. (We thought it was pretty cool, too, that the name of the park had Atwood in it.) Though tiny, we envisioned an area where users of […]

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Jul 13 Comments

Community Gardening Basics Infosheet #7

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.  

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Jul 9 Comments

Your Reward Lies In Your Depth Of Commitment, Your Quality Of Service, And The Product Of Your Devotion

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 […]

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