Food Innovation Fellow 2018
Truly living well
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture’s mission is to bring good food, good health and well-being to Atlanta’s urban community by feeding people right where they live.
Truly Living Well grows better communities by connecting people with their food and the land through education, training and demonstrating success in urban agriculture. With 81% of Americans living in metropolitan areas, urbanization makes bringing farming to cities an important aspect of expanding access to fresh food. TLW’s farm sites in Metro Atlanta produce Certified Naturally Grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and other added-value products. The organization’s guiding principles are to emulate nature in the production of food, to educate old and young to grow their own food, and to create a welcoming space where people can gather and find harmony with the earth.
Raised in North Carolina, Carol moved to Atlanta in the early 2000s to work in the broadcasting industry. However, Carol has always worked with nonprofits because her family brought her up to serve others. When a friend introduced her to Rashid, the founder of TLW, she found a new calling, a calling that finds her now the Executive Director of TLW. She plans to work on ways to position the organization to continue to be a leader in the movement of urban agriculture, while supporting small urban farmers and community farming groups.