Empowering Young People

COMMUNITY URBAN FARM

 

Fresh Community Urban Farm Projects is a collection of school gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and rural farms located throughout Dougherty County. We grow as much food as possible on these grounds for school meals and assist families in need as well as supplying produce for our Pop-Up Farm Stands.

We also use them as a training ground to teach others, especially young people how to grow food and prepare food for themselves.

OUR FARMS PROVIDES PRODUCE TO…

  • the school cafeteria, where 100% of students receive Free/Reduced Lunch, through a Garden to Cafeteria program,

  • families in the community through a Fresh Produce Box program distributed by local area churches on 5th Sundays throughout the year

  • Pop-Up Farm Stands that are set up in neighborhoods where the closest grocery store is over a mile walking distance

  • Nutritional Education Classes to teach people about nutrition and healthy eating

  • cooking demonstrations and classes

  • local restaurants for farm-to-table meals

  • produce donations to the school food pantry, backpack program, community food relief programs in Dougherty County, and special school events.

2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Assisted with installing 4 Community Gardens at Recreation Centers with support from Southwest Public Health Districts

LOCATION OF SCHOOL GARDENS, COMMUNITY GARDENS, URBAN FARMS, AND RURAL FARMS IN DOUGHERTY COUNTY