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Why Atlanta is Celebrating Rashid Nuri This Friday

On August 31st there will be a party to celebrate the work and legacy of Rashid Nuri, the founder of Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW). The organization, which started in 2006 to boost Atlanta’s urban agriculture, has been working to feed Atlantans and grow urban farmers ever since. “Urban agriculture is the future, but at that time, you were hard-pressed to find a farmers’ market in Atlanta, and not many people were growing food in the city. School gardens were just getting started. There was not a lot of diversity of the work. Urban agriculture in Atlanta was not vibrant, and we were able to stimulate it,” Nuri recalls.

Something Worth Spreading: Proper Pepper Pimento Cheese

Born and raised in Georgia, Deana Tanner Bibb makes the American Southern staple - pimento cheese - the proper way. For those outside of our neck of the woods, it's a delightful cheesy spread that's creamy and chunky, bright orange and flecked with shreds of sweet red pimento peppers. From beefy burgers to plain crackers, it makes just about anything taste a mile high better - but the right recipe is crucial and appears somewhat lost in today's selection of spreads on the market.

Unfettered Farming: Frolona’s Josh Davis Raises Pork and Beef on His Own Terms

On a bright autumn morning, Josh Davis drives his white Ford Ranger onto a commanding grass slope at the center of the 600-acre farm that’s belonged to his family since 1828. From deep in his chest, the 36-year-old lets out a bellow that grabs the attention of his nonchalantly grazing cows: “Heeeeeeey cowwwww.” Before he can even finish the call, a remarkable thing happens.

Refugee Farmers in Stone Mountain

Global Growers is a fast-growing urban farm in Stone Mountain, GA- just outside of Atlanta. Like many small farmers in the region, these growers use organic practices and take diligent care of the earth they grow in. This area has a powerful, and sometimes competitive, good food movement. There's no better way to grow sustainably than to throw yourself into the Atlanta community. Global Growers' Farm Manager remarks:

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