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Urban Ag Icon Honored at 20th Anniversary Georgia Organics Conference

Georgia Organics honored Rashid Nuri of Truly Living Well in Atlanta and Tony & Linda Scharko of Scharko Family Farm in Fairburn at the 20th Anniversary Georgia Organics Conference. Over 1,000 attendees joined Georgia Organics to celebrate 20 years of incredible growth in the good food movement and honor an icon for urban agriculture at the 20th Anniversary Georgia Organics Conference, Rashid Nuri, founder of Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture.

As Nuri often says, “We grow food, we grow people, and we grow community.” Between the two farms, they’ve also helped to grow a movement.


Park Pride Receives Grant from The Home Depot Foundation to Support “Pollinators in Parks”

Five Atlanta Parks to Benefit from New Pollinator GardensFive Atlanta Parks to Benefit from New Pollinator Gardens

Park Pride, the only Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages communities to activate the power of parks, in partnership with the Atlanta Botanical Garden, received a $60,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation for the “Pollinators in Parks” pilot initiative to increase the presence and impact of pollinator gardens in five Atlanta Parks.


Art On The Atlanta Beltline 2017 Open Call for Artists

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. seeks to bring new artistic experiences to trail and park users

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has published an open call seeking artists for the 2017 exhibition. Over the past eight years, the linear gallery space surrounding the Atlanta BeltLine has grown in scope to become the largest temporary outdoor art exhibition in the south. In 2016, nearly 150 visual and performing art installations graced the Eastside Trail, Atlanta BeltLine parks, and the interim hiking trails near Piedmont Park and through Reynoldstown. Last year, more than 1.7 million people visited the Eastside Trail, a two-mile multi-use trail lined with art installations.


Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Major Funding Commitments to Proctor Creek Watershed

Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta will allocate $3 million in TSPLOST revenue this year to build the first segment of the Proctor Creek Greenway. The Proctor Creek Greenway will be a seven-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail spanning from Maddox Park to the Chattahoochee River.  “Today’s financial commitment is yet another example of our dedication to revitalize the communities close to Proctor Creek and the future greenway,” said Mayor Reed. “My Administration is committed to enhancing quality of life by creating and expanding greenspace which will allow all City of Atlanta residents to be in walking distance of a park. The mobilization of this natural asset will get us closer to this goal and serve as a catalyst for growth and economic opportunity for years to come.”


Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission Recognized Nationally for Making the City of Atlanta Cleaner and Greener

The City of Atlanta announced that the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission, a division of the Department of Public Works and a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, received the President’s Circle Award at the recent Keep America Beautiful National Conference in Washington, D.C. The President’s Circle Award recognizes certified Keep America Beautiful affiliates committed to ending littering, improving recycling and beautifying their local community. In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission met Keep America Beautiful’ s standards of merit by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, an index which visually assesses overall appearance of communities through indicators such as litter, illegal signs, graffiti, abandoned or junk vehicles, and outside storage. In addition, the Commission conducted a cost/benefit analysis which measured the organization’s ability to leverage community resources to beautify Atlanta. The Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission also formed a coalition of community organization committed to the mission, conducted community cleanups and hosted scrap tire drives.


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