Homeless People Plant a Rooftop Organic Garden, Help Feed an Entire Shelter

Homeless People Plant a Rooftop Organic Garden Help Feed an Entire Shelter

Atlanta, GA — Public attention recently turned to an organic garden in Atlanta that is designed to feed displaced people healthy food and establish a routine exercise in self-sufficiency—a practice also known as Agorism.

It’s a rooftop garden operated by the Metro Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless, an organization that seeks to help the marginalized group in ways that actually fix the problem rather than offering a temporary solution.

“The idea is to produce enough to feed the residents something green and healthy daily,” said Carl Hartrampf, a board member who manages several garden operations.

Those contributing to the garden all reside at the shelter and are considered volunteer trainees who can participate and receive healthy food in return.

55 pounds of vegetables were harvested in the first season.

The garden is composed of 80 beds and has already produced small amounts of kale, chard, carrots, radishes, squash, lettuces, and collards, among other fruits and vegetables.

How often do you think about the homeless of America? Do you ever wonder what eating processed food every day (because it’s all they can afford) does to their bodies?

A solution to this societal problem is needed, and the story of this organic garden fits into the larger picture of economic disparity and struggle in America. While productivity of workers increases, wealth and prosperity decrease.

But organic gardens are on the rise in America, and make no mistake: this is a movement that will not stop.
According to The Huffington Post;

“[T]he rooftop garden, which was first established in 2009 [but this year apparently saw the first harvest], serves as a means to teach homeless people about urban food production and sustainable technologies, while also giving them the chance to feed fellow residents, according to the group’s website.”

Homeless-People-Plant-a-Rooftop-Organic-Garden
Children from the community helping in the garden. Image credit: Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless

See also: McDonald’s “New Policy” Bans Customers From Buying Food For Homeless

“Due to the lack of independent infrastructure and economic opportunity, people become jobless, homeless, and hopeless. If we worked with constant effort to shape the future and build our economy back into the hands of the people, the younger generations can replace the old, hierarchical economic structures with their own and prosperity could once again be ours.

There are currently enough empty houses in the U.S. and likely in the U.K. to house every person that is living on the street; but due to our current onerous, centralized economic system, the people that need these homes the most do not get access to them.

Alternatives like agorism must be pursued. Homelessness cannot be fixed by passing more laws, it’s our entire economic system, which breeds oppression, that needs to be overhauled.”

To support the Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless visit their website.

Find us here

Get news from the CSGLOBE in your inbox each weekday morning

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors/source and do not necessarily reflect the position of CSGLOBE or its staff.

Paid content

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

Racial wounds rip open under a president with a history of exploiting them

President Donald Trump has spent much of his adult life building his brand around racial divisions.

China Is Turning The Rainforest Into Cheap Furniture For The U.S.

Driven by American demand for cheap furniture, China has become the greatest importer of illegal timber. The...

What's New Today

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

Leaked CDC document contradicts Pence claim that U.S. coronavirus cases ‘have stabilized’

Even as Vice President Mike Pence wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesday that coronavirus...

Five bombshells about Trump from Bolton ‘s book

Excerpts from former national security adviser John Bolton ’s book about his time in the Trump administration...

Don’t Listen to Fox. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone.

It seems I live in a city undergoing a “totalitarian takeover” that will lead to “fascist outcomes”...

MOST READ

What Is Agenda 21? Depopulation of 95% of the World By 2030

Most people are unaware that one of the greatest threats to their freedom may be a United Nations program which plans to depopulate 95%...

Don’t Listen to Fox. Here’s What’s Really Going On in Seattle’s Protest Zone.

It seems I live in a city undergoing a “totalitarian takeover” that will lead to “fascist outcomes”...

Putin has Banned Rothschild and His New World Order Banking Cartel Family from Entering Russian Territory

As of recently, Russian president Vladimir Putin took yet another decision for his country. "Under any circumstances", the Rothschild family is banned from entering Russian territory. Along...

Georgia House Votes To Allow Citizens To Abolish Police Departments In The State

The Georgia House backed an effort on Friday to dissolve the Glynn County Police Department and any...

McDonald Brothers sales are so bad they just stopped sharing the numbers

Since its first restaurant opened in San Bernardino, California, in 1940, it has almost become the global standard bearer of "Americana." The first and last...

California awards Tesla with a massive contract to take state off grid with powerwalls

On the heels of the largest gas leak in US history, the state of California has awarded Tesla with a multi-million dollar deal to supply...

German artist lights up US Embassy

The US embassy in Berlin was transformed into anti-NSA protest art for five minutes by German artist German artist, Oliver Bienkowski made a point of...

Ron Paul about militarized police

Ron Paul: Police Are Supposed To Be Peace Officers, Not Warriors! A voice of leadership and "sanity"....among the INsanity of the DEM VS REP lie....

Obama administration aiming to arrest local sheriffs who back Second Amendment

With new gun laws popping up all over the country, from Connecticut to Colorado, one cannot deny the country is dividing - some places...

Pentagon Chief’s Ultimatum To NATO: “Boost Military Spending Or The U.S. Will Cut Its Support”

Ahead of Jim Mattis' first official trip to Brussels as the new head of the Pentagon, NATO members were on edge to see if...

Police In Norway Haven’t Killed Anyone In Nearly A Decade

With police murdering people on a daily basis in the United States, it is interesting to see that police in other countries haven’t killed...