My first blog post! Wow, this is so exciting. I’ve been an avid blog reader since college, but never thought I’d actually start my own, till now.
So first a little about me….
My name is Jenn and I’m a 22 year-old from Maryland who moved to Atlanta a few months ago in order to complete a year of service through AmeriCorps VISTA. AmeriCorps is kind of like the Peace Corps, but domestic and most programs only run a year instead of two. For my service year, I am working as the communications specialist for Truly Living Well Center of Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW). Boy is that a mouthful! Anyway, TLW is an urban farm located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. What is an urban farm you ask? Well it’s just what it sounds like! It’s literally a farm in the city. TLW is not as nearly as large scale compared to the dozens of industrial farms you find in the countryside. We have about 6 acres of land and we only use natural, sustainable methods of farming. So you won’t find any pesticides or any nasty chemicals lurking in our gardens. We have several farmer’s markets, youth and adult farming education programs, and much more!
Okay so you have a little background about TLW, now back to what I actually do there. Well basically, I am a part of the marketing/communications team. I manage our social media platforms, send out e-blasts, create marketing materials, and all that fun jazz. It’s actually pretty fun! I get to help out on the farm sometimes too and get a weekly free CSA from TLW. What is a CSA, you ask? Click here. Pretty sweet! I love my job 🙂
So, what is this blog about? Well, I’m at my 6 month mark of being an AmeriCorps VISTA, and I thought it was time utilize another media tool and expand my work. In this blog you will find recipes using the fresh produce that I get from TLW, gardening ideas/tips, news relating to agriculture, moments from my AmeriCorps experience, and other things relating to life in general.
So that’s it! Can’t wait to share my journey with everyone 🙂