Truly Living Well Programs
TLW has developed a comprehensive curriculum to teach farming and business skills to people with little or no prior experience. The model has been used to create opportunity for jobs and small agri-businesses to people with limited resources. It’s also been used to provide training in sustainable urban agriculture to academia and others interested in learning to grow quality food in urban environments.
The Urban Grower Training Program is a 12 week, 20 hours per week comprehensive program. Participants spend about 4 hours in a classroom environment and 16 hours on farm engaged in the urban agriculture curriculum. Students also participate in 8 sessions learning the business skills to build an agri-business.
The Grower Boot Camp is an intensive 64 hour program that occurs over 4 consecutive weekends. The program focuses on urban agriculture basic training and introduces business opportunities through urban agriculture.
TLW is creating a new generation of urban farmers by teaching children and youth to get their hands dirty. Our Young Urban Growers initiative is designed to teach students the importance of organic, locally grown food, and how to grow their own and become steward of a clean environment. The Young Growers program is a unique platform offering face-to-face instruction in both classroom and farm environments. The participants will interact with master urban farmers and be able to begin gardens and food projects on their own.
The Young Urban Growers Initiative has created a garden curriculum for The Kindezi School in the Old Fourth Ward, the Frazer Center, Boys and Girls Clubs at Harland and Thomasville, Pittman Park Community Center, and Langston Hughes High School. The Atlanta Community Food Bank will also be teaming up with TLW to help our young growers understand the issues of hunger and advocacy.