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Published on August 13th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe


Community Garden Tour: Wheat Street Gardens

Ed. Note – This is the second installment of our Community Garden Tour. Did you miss the first one? You can check out the Edgewood Community Garden right here!

community garden tourWheat Street Garden

Atlanta’s Wheat Street Gardens is more than just an ordinary community garden. It’s a four acre urban farm.

A friend and I headed over to the farm to take some photos, and this place is seriously magical. It’s located just off of Auburn Ave in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. The farm does an amazing job of working with the plot’s existing infrastructure, building garden beds around some of the concrete that was in the space before the local urban agricultural center Truly Living Well (TWL) took charge of it.

wheat street farmThe four acres of land belong to the Wheat Street Baptist Church, which is right across the street; the church leases the land to TLW, who maintains the gardens. They’ve partnered with some local restaurants, who buy produce and eggs from the farm. Wheat Street Gardens really is a gem right in the heart of Atlanta.

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

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