We are proud to report that in July 2011, the Emory University School of law recognized the NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program as a leading influencer in the urban agriculture movement in Atlanta. We were just as shocked! Talk about validation. We’re excited about the recognition and look forward to participating in the final survey round. We also intend to devote the entire year towards developing a case study on the impact urban agriculture has on socio-economic conditions of the youth and residents of the food desert located near Atwood Community Gardens (our urban agriculture S.T.E.M.-based training site) in West End Atlanta, GA.
If there are any college or graduate students interested in helping us document research information regarding the connection between urban agriculture practices and the improvement of indicators and socio-economic conditions that negatively impact the West End Atlanta community, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to start a discussion or leave a comment here on our blog.