Food Innovation Fellow 2018
The good samaritan health center atlanta
The Good Samaritan Health Clinic’s mission is to provide quality, affordable healthcare services to lower income families and individuals who otherwise wouldn’t have access to such services.
Good Samaritan Health Center is a Christian facility located in Atlanta’s west-side neighborhood, Bankhead. The Clinic operates off of a holistic full circle health model which encompasses all areas of medical services including health and nutrition courses and education. In order to bridge the gap between patients and access to nutrient dense foods, the Clinic runs Good Sam Urban Farm which grows between 30 and 40 different types of fruits and vegetables to be sold to patients. In addition, this food access program partners with different schools around Atlanta to introduce healthy living and eating to kids.
Nobie got her start in farming while spending a summer harvesting blueberries in Athens, GA. Nobie joined Good Sam in 2016 as a farm hand and quickly found purpose in growing produce for the community that Good Sam serves, helping to bridge the gap of food access. She moved into the role of Assistant Farm Manager, and in the summer of 2018 became Farm Manager. Nobie lives with her husband and a cat named Stewie on Atlanta’s West Side, she drinks a lot of coffee, likes running and traveling.