The Garden is dedicated to reconnecting folks to the source of their nourishment: plants, chickens & bees, soil, air, water, and friendship.
The Well Fed Garden is one example of urban agriculture – 20% of its bounty is donated to volunteers and neighbors and the remaining 80% is sold to local restaurants, CSAs and Farmers’ Markets. This 1.5-acre plot at 1321 Athens Drive grows delicious seasonal vegetables, fruits & berries, herbs, mushrooms, and flowers all organically.
Organic and permaculture farming practices are used to cultivate spring, summer, and fall crops each year. The ‘season extension’ tunnels grow hydroponic and leaf lettuce during the winter. To increase yields of produce, cover crops, mulches, compost, and mineral supplements are employed to build healthy soil. No chemical fertilizers nor pesticides are used, however, organic pest control methods are practiced, such as crop rotation, beneficial insects & micro-organisms, and companion planting.
‘Enter the Garden’ and discover an amazing world that transforms a tiny seed into an Okra or Brussels Sprout. Connect with the soil full of millions of life forms – that are ‘fixing’ nitrogen from the air and symbiotically sustaining the plants. Breathe the air, feel the wind, and drink pure water from the Garden’s ‘Well’.
We are offering you many different ways to ‘Enter the Garden’ through volunteering, attending a workshop, farm dinner or cooking class, painting, yoga, or movies – you are welcome to experience the garden!