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Urban Farming Oasis In Fourth Ward Provides Produce And More

The farmers market at the Truly Living Well Center in Atlanta's Fourth Ward is filled with fresh produce grown in the center's sustainable urban garden.
The farmers market at the Truly Living Well Center in Atlanta's Fourth Ward is filled with fresh produce grown in the center's sustainable urban garden.
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A thriving urban farm in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward has been providing the community with fresh fruits and vegetables for almost 10 years now.

The Truly Living Well Center is a farming oasis in a city environment that does more than provide locally grown produce. The center also trains and teaches residents how to grow their own gardens.

The founder of Truly Living Well, Rashid Nuri said during an interview on “A Closer Look,” that yes, the center does grow food, but he explained that’s not all it grows.

“We grow people and build community through the work that we do.”

The center offers classes on urban agricultural techniques – and the techniques are pretty simple.

“We don’t use a lot of machinery. Everything we do at the center – all the thousands of people that come through – the work is done with a hoe, a rake and a shovel,” Nuri said.

“That’s all the equipment you need to be able to grow food in the city,” he added.

Nuri discussed the importance of good soil, composting, overwatering and more on “A Closer Look.”