As part of Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s commitment to support sustainability on its campus and throughout its community, GWCCA team members dug in at Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture in April. Truly Living Well is the largest urban farm in Georgia, and it educates and trains the community to achieve sustainable and economically viable solutions for helping people to eat and live better lives in urban areas.
GWCCA team members, alongside other Atlanta organizations, transplanted growing crops, cleaned out and cultivated areas in preparation for new seed, and plated new produce and flowers to grow this season. All the soil used to plant the new crop was composted on site at Truly Living Well.
This volunteer opportunity coincided with National Volunteer Week, as well as Earth Day, and it was the perfect chance to work together alongside other organizations to help sustain a better community in GWCCA’s own back yard. “Sustaining communities requires everyone to do their part, and it was great to see so many organizations throughout Atlanta gather to contribute to growing healthy food in our city,” GWCCA Director of Strategic Partnerships Shavannia Williams said.