2019: ATLANTA EDIBLE NEIGHBORHOODS
2019: ATLANTA EDIBLE GARDENS
Bare Hands is planting edible vegetation for the Chosewood Park community. Plants will be landscaped throughout unused spaces, sidewalks, and parks.
The identity of Chosewood Park is actively transforming as the BeltLine grows near. We’ve seen the BeltLine alter how people think about transportation and outdoor culture. Bare Hands is making our contribution by changing Atlantan’s perception of food.
We want people to take part in growing their own food. Roosevelt convinced an entire nation to grow backyard gardens; Ron Finley turned the empty lots and side walks of South Los Angeles into tomato havens; and two ladies, Estelle Brown and Pam Warhurst, of Todmorden, England, have tourists from all over the world visiting to see their town of integrated edible plant art. It’s inspiring and we want to model this for the people of Atlanta.
Bare Hands is providing the plant materials and a gardener to maintain the project as it grows. This is our first domestic project and we plan to continue expanding throughout surrounding communities.