Metro Atlanta Urban Farm
In 2009, Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (MAUF) was founded to be used as a teaching tool, economic empowerment zone, and as a food production site for the southwest Metropolitan Atlanta area.
In 2009, Metro Atlanta Urban Farm (MAUF) was founded to be used as a teaching tool, economic empowerment zone, and as a food production site for the southwest Metropolitan Atlanta area. Bobby Wilson, its founder, promotes the benefits of urban agriculture in food deserts with a farming model that works to decrease the number of food-insecure families through education on planting, cultivating, and cooking fresh produce.
At Metro Atlanta Urban Farm, we believe EVERYONE should have access to affordable, fresh produce grown free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Metro Atlanta Urban Farm's mission is to reduce barriers to healthy living in urban and rural communities by promoting agriculture to eliminate food insecurity and by offering education and training in sustainable, high-quality, low-cost agricultural production in farming and gardening. Most importantly our goal is to feed you well! We invite you to visit our community and experience urban farming at our five-acre facility located in College Park, Georgia.
MAUF has come a long way since we planted our first crops in 2009. Every year has led to an increase in partnerships, collaborations, expanded community outreach and support for our vision and mission. The work that we do in schools has led to a natural segue into using agriculture as a tool to inspire children from marginalized and underserved communities to discover their love of science. Our ongoing work with partners who are equally committed to inspiring students to learn more about agriculture is leading us into the next phase of our purpose—the MAUF Educational S.T.E.M. Research Center, an informal S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M. learning site for students to come and explore science through agriculture.