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Free Fruit


Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness 


The Wednesday Whisper


Sometimes you just have to give it up to awesomeness

The City of Atlanta has just turned a former “food desert” into a “food forest” that will provide residents with free, organic fruits, nuts, veggies, mushrooms and herbs. The City transformed a derelict farm into a food forest instead of building more houses. By 2020 the seven-acre site will have fruit-producing trees, a community vegetable garden along with nature trails and waterside areas for the public to enjoy. The vegetable garden has already been planted alongside existing walnut and pecan trees. More than 100 fruit trees have also been planted including figs, apples, plums and peaches. The plans include a community composting facility, rainwater collection system, a medicinal mushroom walk, and an apiary to house bees for pollination.

The bigger idea is to replicate it all over the city and get to five such food forests across the city.

This is just awesome.  It is exquisite in its simplicity. I really celebrate this community gift.

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness 

I often ponder on my absolute urban-ness and my sense of inadequacy with regards to all things rural. So this initiative seems magical and makes nature more accessible.


The Wednesday Whisper

Have you contributed to anything awesome?

Are you interested in participating in a year-long training or do you know anyone you can pass this onto?

And, as ever, would you be willing to send this out to anyone you think might be interested in getting a little dose of mindfulness each week?