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. Our Atwood Model is slowly creating a healthy, direct-market, food retail network that increases healthy food access to food desert, at-risk and other low-income residents that live within Southwest Atlanta. Our larger vision is to fully develop our Holistic Food Systems Network (HFSN). The mission for HFSN is to provide access for university and continuing education systems in logistics, supply and environmental studies – integrating year-round, real-time applications of social entrepreneurial best practices with urban agritourism, destination management, environmental stewardship, nature-based recreation, culinary arts & media programs.
Come help us build and maintain our Atwood Model site locations:
Please help us develop our Holistic Food Network System by supporting
our community’s social entrepreneurs and local, Georgia-Grown producers.
Click on the links below to learn more about
our programs, services and upcoming events.
|THE ATWOOD MODEL
||URBAN FARM INCUBATOR
|| 12 PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES
|* About The Atwood Model
* Join Atwood Proj Mgmt Team
* Join the FOA Garden Club
* Schedule A Field Trip
* Host An Event
|* About The NS-SBI
* About SWOOM
* Become A Vendor
* Submit an Inquiry Form
* Request Vendor Services
|* About The 12 Principles
* Host A Training Session
* Rent The S.T.E.M. Lab
Our new after school training program will officially launch in August 2014 but pilots will be conducted in two 9-12 week segments (Monday – Friday between 3:30-5:30pm) from mid-Aug thru Nov 2013 and mid-Jan-Apr 2014. Lastly, we are excited about hosting our TRENDS Science Forum & Career Fair and introducing S.T.E.M. Direct — our new career development job board.
|Atwood Community Cleanups||CSI Investigation Teams|
|Geocaching Scavenger Hunt||Atwood Urban Farm Incubator|
|Atwood Gardens/Farm Park||SWOOM Farmer’s Market|
|T.R.E.N.D.S. Science Fair/Career Forum||CSI: The Science Behind Our Food|
|Reel Kidz Atlanta||FILMAtlanta (Apprenticeship)|
|Project Management Teams (8-12th Grade Only)
* Atwood Community Cleanups
* CSI PM Investigation Teams
* Atwood CITO Geocaching Scavenger Hunt
* Herb & Farm Summer Internship
We welcome donations so that we may invest in our local growers and social entrepreneurs. Support comes through securing office and food packaging supplies as well as training equipment. The average investment is roughly $150-300/entrepreneur. Monthly donations can start at just $1 by clicking the button below.
|Make A Donation
||Purchase A Gift Certificate|
|JUST $1 CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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!