Resilience and sustainability are woven into the very DNA of the City of Atlanta. And at a time when the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic head-on, the challenges for government are immense and historic. Mayor Bottoms has issued several Executive Orders to keep Atlanta residents safe and the government running efficiently. But a big part of the fight will be on a personal level.

From practicing social distancing and coughing/sneezing etiquette to telecommuniting and simple handwashing, the path to “flattening the curve” and ending the pandemic will be achieved one person at a time.

Learning to grow food from home gardens and urban farms is more important today than many people realized – until they went into their local grocery stores to find the shelves empty of many items they need on a daily basis.

That’s why it’s important that Atlanta has several urban farms designed to teach and encourage neighbors to become more self-sustaining and less food-insecure.