Many of the farming and non-profit organizations in Southwest Atlanta are in desperate need of supplies, material, and equipment in order to run a successful small or non-profit business. NEXT Steps has partnered with United Way to have Atwood Community Gardens and Urban Farm serve as a drop off location for garden and farmer’s market supplies.
Atwood Community Gardens serves as the nucleus of the urban agriculture food hub and small agribusiness incubator in the West End. Our new partnership with United Way, allows us to connect with nearby community-based organizations as we reinvest resources (financial, educational, human, physical, creative, and innovative properties) back into the community.
Atwood’s first United Way Donation Drop brought local growers equipment to assist with their farmer’s market operations: storage supplies, market baskets, latex and work gloves, foam soap, and trash cans
Other Drops have supported:
- Patchworks City Farmers
- Mother Clyde Memorial Community Garden
- Oakleaf Mennonite Farm
- Atwood Community Gardens
- HABESHA Community Gardens
- West End Hens
- Haylene Green “The Garden Queen”
- The Youth of Westview Community Garden
- SWOOM Atlanta Market Project