AGRITOURISM is a unique experience that combines traditional agriculture with tourism. Mention the phrase ‘Agritourism’ to the average person, and you’ll probably get a wide range of reactions. Some might imagine waking up before dawn to help the farmer, others might picture themselves making cheese, picking fruit, or crushing grapes or olives. Others may imagine guided hunts or fishing. Many may see themselves and their families having the time of their lives (and maybe getting a little dirty, too) on an adventure packed full of excitement and fun. Whatever the case, this new ‘-ism’ is one that is fast growing!
Atwood Community Garden & Urban Farm Park is a 3.5 acre outdoor activity center located at 779 Atwood Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310. (near the Atlanta University Center, Morehouse & Spelman). Atwood offers a healthy, direct-market, food retail outlet that increases healthy food access to four surrounding food desert communities and other low-income areas within Southwest Atlanta.
NEXT Steps adopted the Atwood-White Street Triangle to build a solid relationship with Park Pride and the Atlanta Beltline.
Atwood is becoming a model that demonstrates how urban gardening is a sensible, stylish, and community-focused transition for urban spaces and vacant lots. Moreover, for people who decide to pursue a S.T.E.M.-based career, Atwood eliminates many barriers for their start-up operation.