Atlanta GA Homeless people build, plant and grow massive rooftop garden, then feed entire shelter healthy food. Eating healthy is tough. Even when you have money. It’s even harder when you’re homeless. Healthy food typically is not only more expensive than unhealthy food, but it’s usually not accessible to homeless people or even people who are not homeless, but live in poverty.
This story of a homeless shelter in Atlanta, GA is not just an inspiring account of a rooftop garden, but it’s about people helping people. It’s about people helping people eat healthier while teaching them the skills they need to provide this kind of food for themselves and their families a well.
“It is important to share and train residents in green technology that we are involved in because poor and homeless people are being left out of the green development that we see burgeoning in our community,” Anita Beaty, executive director of Metro Atlanta Task Force, told Atlanta Progressive News. –
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This program, run by Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless, give residents a feeling of pride while teaching them valuable life skills they will use for the rest of their lives. It’s empowering and uplifting to homeless folks who are usually fighting to keep hope alive.
The program was started in 2009 to teach people about sustainable living and urban farming. There are 80 raised garden beds, which produce about 55 pounds of fresh healthy produce per harvest.
Imagine if ALL homeless shelters in America (or the world) did this. This is a great idea that we think needs to be shared all over the world. Showing people it’s possible to live and eat healthy, even with no money.
That’s the point here. You don’t need to be rich to eat healthy. Just have a big heart. Share and create knowledge. Grow and teach others how to do the same.
This is about people helping people.