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Don’t Pass Up Neighborhood Stabilization Program Properties

Don’t Pass Up Neighborhood Stabilization Program Properties

Personally having the opportunity to walk inside several upgraded and renovated Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) homes in the City of Atlanta, one thing is clear to me.  The properties are phenomenal.  Everything inside is new (if it’s not, it certainly is in great condition).  Fresh paint.  Stainless steel appliances. Hardwood floors (in some units) or new carpets.  Fenced-in back yards and/or covered front porches.  These are just a few of the upgrades attracting buyers to the City.  But renters have a great selection of upgraded units too.  Some have granite counters and other amenities I just mentioned.  NSP properties are a great choice for singles, families and college grads who want to live in the City.  If you are in the market to buy and you want to live in the City, I would not pass up the opportunities NSP offers you.   

Tavis Smiley & Cornel West stop for their "Poverty Tour" & visit Atlanta’s Urban Organic Farm

Tavis Smiley & Cornel West stop for their "Poverty Tour"  & visit Atlanta’s Urban Organic Farm

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.

6 Tips For Gardening with Limited Space and Money

6 Tips For Gardening with Limited Space and Money

Gardening is an addiction, and so is the desire to eat freshly picked produce. Yet apartment living, shrinking yards and expanding garages leave many without enough room to create even a small garden.  To enjoy summer’s bounty, we ultimately resort to the higher prices of farmers markets or natural food stores and, even then,
the produce often doesn’t have that unbeatable fresh flavor.

So what’s a fresh-food addict to do? Here are six ways to work around space limitations that will fulfill your addiction without requiring a major cash outlay.

Click here to see my top 6 Gardening Tips at my website.

Summer in Georgia & peaches for weeks: What to do with those sweet GA peaches

Summer in Georgia & peaches for weeks: What to do with those sweet GA peaches

Atlanta, GA --  The blog Running With Tweezers has a great article including a variety of great recipes for this year's peaches.  If you have had one of this year's peaches you know they are just delicious!!!  Whether you want to make ice cream, a cake or a cobbler, @RunningWithTweezers.com has the perfect recipe for you.

Around here, we’re really fortunate to have summers full of local peaches. Growing up, they were one of my dad’s favorite foods and they made appearances at our house fairly regularly. Sliced on pound cake or angel food cake, on top of cottage cheese the old school way. In the colder months, he’d even eat canned peaches straight up with a spoon. While I’m not a proponent of the tinned variety, I’m a huge fan of the fresh ones grown here in the South.

Garden of hope

Garden of hope

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. -- There is no explaining it.

"We planted green peppers, tomatoes."

There is no understanding it.

"Radishes, okra, sweet corn."

On May 1, some of the men in the addiction recovery program at the Atlanta Mission's farm in Jackson County, The Potter's House, planted a garden, on a one-acre plot.

"Blackeyed peas, pole beans, watermelons."

And the produce --

"It's basically just exploded."

The produce will not...

stop...

growing.

Steve Lambphear will tell you:

"We've had thousands of squash and thousands of tomatoes, it just keeps coming and coming and coming."

They are feeding not only themselves.

Donate Your Extra Harvest

Donate Your Extra Harvest

ACFB's Community Gardens project is asking backyard and community gardeners to participate in the national Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign by simply donating any extra harvest from your garden for families and individuals in need.  See the list of drop-off sites and find the one closest to you.

Time to redecorate! $25 = $50 worth of Fabrics, Trim and Home Decor at Needful Things in Marietta

Time to redecorate! $25 = $50 worth of Fabrics, Trim and Home Decor at Needful Things in Marietta

Update your home with stylish accents and save 50% off at Needful Things, a family-run store in Marietta.  CLICK HERE TO PAY $25 AND GET $50 worth of fine Fabrics, Trim & Home Décor!

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