The Game is Afoot
Docile and cagey by turns, the Nonprofit can be a mysterious beast to those new to its territory. One moment it seems within your grasp, the next you’re left sitting bleary-eyed in front of a stack of papers and tax forms completely baffled with no discernable trail to follow. Perhaps a clear view of the path taken by someone else – double backs, circles, dead-ends and all – will help yours run a bit more smoothly. Or, at least, help assure you when you’re ready to give up, that it’s alright – that’s just part of the trip, too. Read more
At the 2011 Maker Faire we conducted an experiment to see what you really think about Atlanta. The FEED created an oversized display board asking participants to write one word to describe Atlanta. The following reveals the words people posted and our thoughts on what they mean for our city. Read more
Food trucks, urban farming, and the Beltline. These things have taken Atlanta by storm as of late. They are grabbing the attention of both the local and national media and rocketing Atlanta up the hip-city totem pole. That is great.
As evidenced by this weeks vandalization of DH Stanton Park in Peoplestown, there are deep-rooted problems in our city that new surface programs can’t fix. Atlanta city government- and its citizens- are spending money on attractive projects and programs but failing to address some of our basic city-wide issues. Falling property values, abandoned and blighted properties, failing schools, high crime and widening socio-economic divides. Investing in parks is great, investing in people is better. Growing organic food is awesome, enhancing food access to under-served populations is better. Read more
In lieu of our usual topics this week, the FEED has chosen to honor a great loss to the Atlanta community in hopes that this tragedy will help fuel more good works and creativity.
Over the Memorial Day weekend Liam Rattray was killed in Little Five Points. Every holiday weekend the authorities warn us to be careful, to not drink and drive, but a few stories of lives tragically ended always emerge. This weekend was no different. Read more
Growing up as a kid from Atlanta’s sprawling suburbs, I for many years viewed “the city” as a place that was foreign. It was a place that my family and I ventured for doctor’s appointments and Braves games, or for the occasional school field trip. Read more
This project was started with the idea that Atlanta is awesome. Not only that, but the sentiment that we should be proud of our city the way people are fiercely proud to be from New York, Philly or Chicago. Read more