Jamila Norman

Food Access Lab Resident 2015

Patchwork City Farms



Patchwork City Farm's mission is to work with local landholders – public and private – to create a sustainable, naturally grown local food system.


Patchwork City Farms is an independently-owned urban farm located in Oakland City. The farm focuses on farm to table, slow food, and sustainable agriculture movements. PCF is Certified Naturally Grown and does not use unsafe chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. They are dedicated to practicing sustainable agriculture to grown fresh and nutritious fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers for the community. PCF also demonstrates and teaches others how to grow safe foods, live a healthy life, and cultivate vibrant productive spaces.


Jamila Norman, or Farmer J, is an internationally recognized urban farmers and food activist. With a degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Georgia, she has dedicated to operating Patchwork City Farms. She is also one of the founding members and current manager of South West Atlanta Growers Cooperative, a cooperative centered around strengthening Atlanta’s Black farmers and create a culturally responsible Atlanta food system. Jamila has also joined the board of Georgia Organics, a non-profit connecting organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families.