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Whimsical idea turns into urban farm in Metro Atalnta

Tania Herbert, who heads the Urban Agriculture program at the Paideia School, instructs elementary student on how to grow produce.

“I really want them to see where their food comes from, but I also want them to see that our food goes to people who can’t afford it.”

By H.M. Cauley
For the Atlanta Journal Constitution
April 18, 2017


The idea to cultivate the beds came to then-Paideia mom Tania Herbert, who eyed the spot near the elementary school classrooms and saw a way for the youngest kids to have some outdoor fun. But it’s now become a school-wide program for Paideia’s 900 students that taps into several areas of study and offers hands-on learning experiences.

“I soon realized that high schoolers wouldn’t be engaged in something designed for little children, so we built a program that now involves every grade level,” said Herbert, now the director of the urban agriculture program. “We’re also certified naturally grown and have students who trained to be certifiers themselves.”

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