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Urban Agriculture: Six City Case Study Analysis to inform Atlanta’s urban ag policies

Across the United States, urban food production and its supporting policies have yielded multiple benefits for host cities such as the promotion of human health, encouragement of civic virtue, development of economic opportunities, and protection of the environment. This research was targeted at analyzing how several prominent cities in the U.S. have already approached urban […]

Wholesome Wave Georgia Evaluation Report

Food insecurity is at the highest levels in the U.S. since the Great Depression, and Georgia in particular has the fourth highest rate of food insecurity. Federal food assistance benefits were designed to address food insecurity, but they may be exacerbating the relationship between food assistance and diet-related chronic disease. Double value coupon programs were […]

Farmers Market Incentive Programs and Access to Local Fruits and Vegetables among Low-Income, Food Insecure Households

Childhood obesity, similar to most of our nation’s health inequities, is replicated in extreme in underserved communities. Nearly 40% of Latino and African American children are overweight or obese (White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, 2011). Low-income children are more likely to be overweight or obese than higher income children and are also the […]

Urban Agriculture: A Sixteen City Survey of Urban Agriculture Practices Across the Country

This report surveys the zoning ordinances of 16 cities and explores how these cities have incorporated urban agriculture into their land use plans. Each city was chosen either because of its long-standing urban agriculture practices or because of its recent efforts to revise its zoning ordinances. All information contained within this report is current as […]

A Process Evaluation of the Food Security Initiative at Clarkston Community Center

Used process evaluation methodology to understand the challenges and succeses that arose as the Clarkston Commnity Center’s Food Security Initiatve was implemented. Each program was evaluated for the population reached, recruitment methods sused, proportion of program delivered and received and the extent to which each program was implemented as planned. All five programs in the […]

A GIS Analysis of Food Availability and Accessibility in the Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta, GA

The Old Fourth Ward community is a primarily African American, low-income community in the metro-Atlanta area that contains a USDA-certified food desert. The non-profit organization Truly Living Well, has set up an urban garden and farmers’ markets aimed at serving this community. Additionally, Wholesome Wave has implemented a 50% discount at farmers’ markets to WIC […]

A Qualitative Analysis of Food and Nutrition in the Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta GA

he Old Fourth Ward community is a primarily African American, low-income community in the metro-Atlanta area that contains a USDA-certified food desert. The non-profit organization Truly Living Well, has set up an urban garden and farmers’ markets aimed at serving this community. Additionally, Wholesome Wave has implemented a 50% discount at farmers’ markets to WIC […]

Urban Farming in Atlanta, Georgia: The Seed of Neoliberal Contestation or Hybridized Compromize?

The space on which the urban farm is produced has a history of its own that can be explored for evidence of neoliberal shaping and retooling. This thesis explores how the city and the farm are under- stood through the complex articulations of farmers and through the account of the specific historical and geographical context of […]