Journalism graduate from University of the Arts London. Work published in Street Fight, The Daily Telegraph, The Content Strategist, The Newcastle Chronicle & Journal and Daily Mail Online.
Urban Sprout Farms is a thriving, five-acre certified organic farm located in the Polar Rock neighborhood of Lakewood Heights. The farm is home to a flourishing food operation where urban farmer and social entrepreneur Nuri Icgoren is able to grow healthy food not only for his family, but also for his community, where access to fresh food is scarce. A sense of responsibility to the community and a belief in food equity is what drives Nuri, who has an overall vision to create an urban agricultural hub that serves as an entrepreneurial incubator for food and farming enterprises on his farm.
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture educates and connects people through urban farming, builds positive personal relationships and establishes an ethic of community and environmental stewardship. With two farm sites in Collegetown and East Point, and two additional growing sites in Fayetteville and on Harbin Road in Atlanta, Truly Living Well continues to serve as a leader and pioneer in the urban agricultural community in Metro Atlanta.
With a commitment to supporting local farmers and providing customers with sustainably-grown food, Atlanta’s Wrecking Bar Brewpub has purchased more than $1 million in local food since 2015, and has even started growing its own food.
Wrecking Bar is one of Metro Atlanta’s unique food business models because it is a vertically integrated firm comprised of a restaurant, on-premises brewhouse and a farm - giving it considerable influence over its food sourcing.
QLS Haven received a Food Well Alliance Community Garden Grant in 2017 to support the construction of two ADA-accessible raised garden beds for their senior growers. The raised garden beds have made it possible for all of their residents to participate in the community garden, and to also increase their access to fresh food.
Produce markets are sprouting along Atlanta’s public transit lines thanks to a unique collaboration between the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) and the local food community known as The Fresh MARTA Market. The initiative is one of the first in the country to intersect transit with healthy food access. It aims to provide healthy food options to MARTA passengers and residents living near or around Fresh MARTA Markets.
Fresh Harvest is a subscription food delivery service making it quick and easy for families in Atlanta to get fresh, sustainably grown produce from local farms. Since its launch in 2012, Fresh Harvest’s mission has been supporting local farmers by making healthy eating convenient and automated for its customers.
Decrepit buildings with colorful paintings and art on their walls are situated next to blooming perennials and fluttering butterflies. Plant beds line the sides of streets, and hoop houses contain freshly-grown organic peppers, tomatoes and eggplants that are sold to local restaurants. You’ll see locals tending the soil, and chairs, tables and children’s toys in the space devoted to the community for farmers market.But most of all, you’ll see hope at the site of Urban Sprout Farms - a thriving, five-acre certified organic farm located in an impoverished community where fresh produce is scarce.
Atlanta-based company Compostwheels is on a mission to educate Atlanta residents about the importance of composting. Since 2012, the company has diverted more than two million pounds of food waste from landfills through its composting service, and it has established relationships with more than seven farms and gardens in Atlanta.
Local food entrepreneur addressing food insecurity in Atlanta’s low-access communities receives investment from Spanx founder
Social entrepreneurs in Atlanta are helping transform the city by tackling some of the city’s most difficult and challenging issues through innovation and leadership. One of these inspiring leaders is Yasmeen Sabir who is working to address affordable food access in low-access communities through her food hub, Carver’s Produce.
Just blocks away from where Buford Highway – Atlanta’s multicultural commercial thoroughfare – passes through the City of Norcross, a crowd of adults and children gather at the Norcross Community Market. Some are browsing booths selling a variety of delicious, locally produced goods from fresh fruits and vegetables to honey and eggs. Some are tasting ready-to-eat treats such as arepas, tamales, and elote prepared by local food vendors. Others are participating in cooking demonstrations...
Good Samaritan Health Center (known as Good Sam), is a full-service charitable clinic nestled in Westside Atlanta’s Bankhead neighborhood. Good Sam’s innovative approach includes incorporating locally grown food from its own one-acre farm – an oasis tucked away behind the parking lot.
Hot on the heels of latest figures around the North East’s gender pay gap, North MP Chi Onwurah has raised her concerns in the corridors of power. The Labour MP asked minister for women and equalities, Jo Swinson MP, what her government was going to do about women having to pay for the financial crisis caused by banks during questions at the House of Commons last week.
Newcastle’s gender pay gap has widened, leaving women in the city earning a huge 15.8% less than their male counterparts.
A technology that is more popular than ever could be the tool to bringing back manufacturing to the region.
A diabetic today warned other sufferers to “get educated” after he underwent surgery to amputate his toes. Robert Blair, 63, was speaking as it was revealed 993 amputations directly relating to diabetes had been carried out in the North East during the past three years. A survey, by Ipsos Mori, also showed only 43% of people are aware of the devastating effects of the condition, including amputations, blindness and death.