Tavis Smiley & Cornel West stop for their "Poverty Tour" & visit Atlanta’s Urban Organic Farm | Community Spirit
Old 4th Ward -- Talk show host Tavis Smiley and professor/author Cornel West will be in Atlanta on August 11 as part of a 15-city "Poverty Tour" to bring attention to the issues facing poor people in the United States. They will visit Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW) in Atlanta’s old Fourth Ward as part of their tour because of the organization’s unique urban development plan.
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture represents a new and innovative way to get fresh food to inner city residents while creating jobs and educational tools. Founded by former U.S. Agriculture Department Under Secretary Rashid Nuri, TLW has four sites in the inner city of Atlanta each growing organic vegetable and fruits. Along with the 100% organic food production, TLW. works to engage the community in gaining a better understanding of food and its role in better health and community development. Through job creation, classes, internships, weekly open air markets and summer camp TLW stands as a model for new urban economic centers and disease prevention.
When: Thursday, August 11; 10am
Where: Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, Old Fourth Ward,