AgLanta Grows-A-Lot is a City of Atlanta program that invites entrepreneurs, non-profits, and residents to apply for a 5-year renewable license to adopt a vacant, city-owned property to start a new urban garden or urban farm in AgLanta. The program was launched to help reach Mayor Kasim Reed's goal: ensuring that 75% of Atlanta residents are within a half-mile of healthy food by 2020. The Mayor's Office of Resilience (OoR) recognizes the ecological, cultural, economic, and health benefits of urban food production. Stakeholders have indicated that access to land is one of the top barriers to producing and accessing healthy food . For the 2017 pilot: three (3) urban garden sites and one (1) urban farm site are available for adoption. Lessons learned during the pilot year will be used to improve and expand the program in 2018.
The AgLanta Grows-A-Lot Adoption Process form explains the five-step application process, applicant requirements, and the application review process. Applicants that identify a property of interest, available for adoption on the AgLanta Grows-A-Lot Map (see map below), are invited to review the adoption process for either the urban garden or urban farm track. If the applicant decides to move forward with adopting a pilot AgLanta Grows-A-Lot property, please complete the first step: submitting the online "Aglanta Grows-A-Lot Site Inquiry" form at the bottom of this page.
AgLanta Grows-A-Lot Map
Search city-owned, vacant property available for adoption.
How: Click the arrow to view each property in the white story map section (on the right-hand side of the map). First, you will see a map showing the location of that property in the city. Scroll below that map to see a photo of the property. Scroll below that photo to read important information about each site. You can also use your mouse or the +/- sign in the upper left corner of the map to zoom in and out of the map to view property, the surrounding community, and where it is located in the City of Atlanta.
Please review the property's location, permitted urban agriculture uses, applicant threshold requirements for an urban garden or urban farm, associated costs and deadlines.
- If none of the pilot properties are not a good fit for your urban agriculture project, we encourage you to join an existing urban garden or farm in Aglanta, or check back in for new properties in the future.
- If you identified a property that could be a good fit for your urban garden or urban farm please submit the online "AgLanta Grows-A-Lot Site Inquiry" form below.
Step 1: Submit the "AgLanta Grows-A-Lot Site Inquiry" form below.
City of Atlanta's Mayor's Office of Resilience: 55 Trinity Ave. Suite 3450; Atlanta, GA, 30303
Mario Cambardella; Urban Agriculture Director Mcambardella@atlantaGA.gov ; 404-355-1959
Elizabeth Beak; Sustainability/Food Plannerebeak@atlantaGA.gov ; 404-546-0164 or 843-901-3635