United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Gives Big to the NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program


The NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program just recently received a large donation of equipment, materials and supplies to aide in our upcoming summer training programs at Atwood Community Gardens & Urban Farm (779 Atwood Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310).

The donation included laptop computers and printers for our off-site classroom, decorative planters to beautify the grounds, colorful watering cans for kids, and water wands to help make gardening more fun. We also received storage containers to help organize our science equipment and arts and crafts materials.  The pallet of brown lawn bags will be distributed to neighbors in the Beecher-Donnelly and Westview communities to teach our Herb & Farm Summer Interns how to canvass the community (market analysis project), introduce NEXT Steps and Atwood to the neighbors (marketing),  and inform/invite them to our new SWOOM Farmer’s Market (community outreach) occurring every Thursday from 4-8pm.

Thanks to United Way, NEXT Steps is one step closer to transforming Atwood Community Gardens into a fully functioning urban agriculture training center and outdoor event facility. Special thanks to Anthony Massoquoi of the Metro Atlanta Urban Farm in College Park, GA and Lili Crymes of The Atlanta Community Food Bank Community Gardens Division.

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