Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

Urban Farm in Historic West End of Atlanta June 15, 2009

Hey-hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Today-I went over to the CVC Urban Farm on Atwood (south on Cascade, left on street after Checkers and then third right onto Atwood). Every Sunday from 3-6pm-you can buy fresh veggies by the pound. Grown locally!

We continue to celebrate sustainable living in the West End, here are some lovely pictures for you to enjoy!

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Welcome to the CVC Urban Farm in the Historic West End!

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Friends come together to grow, harvest and share GA grown, fresh veggies!

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Every Sunday from 3-6pm, you can buy veggies by the pound.

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Yummy squash! These crates remind me of when I was little at my grandmother's farm in Venezuela.

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This community/urban farm is run by dedicated volunteers!

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Fresh kale. This table looked absolutely beautiful.

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In addition to fresh veggies, you can also purchase plants. Many of the plants are heirlooms and organically grown.

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Water used to sustain the plants comes from this well/water pumping system

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And but of-course they compost...

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This area was recently cleared, it will soon become a new planting area. The farm is appx 2.5 acres.

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Overview of plots w/ tomato plants, green beans, peppers and more.

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Lovely corn (best part of all they didn't plant it)

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Onions

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Robert is the Executive Director of Creating Vibrant Communities + one of the founders of the farm.

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Robert shows me the pole beans.

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Fresh peppers will be ready soon

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Great-now I can't remember what these are...eggplant? I think.

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green beans-tons of green beans for SALE!

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cabbage?

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Kwabena is also a founder of the farm. Here he waters the plants after a busy day of harvesting.

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Absolutely beautiful-red cabbage!

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Anna Foote also volunteers at the farm.

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Stephanie is our Farm Manager, we are SO GRATEFUL for all of her hard work!

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These are also for sale every sunday 3-6 pm + they cost $20 bucks!

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Anna and Robert relax in the shade.

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Kwabena and Debbie chat. Debbie also started a community garden called Rose Circle Garden. We'll be featuring her later this month.

I got all this for $5 bucks! My money went to support local (West End) agriculture. No need for big trucks, tons of gas consumption, chemicals--just good veggies grown in GA!

I got all this for $5 bucks! My money went to support local (West End) agriculture. No need for big trucks, tons of gas consumption, chemicals--just good veggies grown in GA!

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For more information, to make a donation or volunteer: info@cvcatlanta.org or call 404.399.3790.

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