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Vine City Starts Large-Scale Community-Building Project

Across the disaffected neighborhood of Vine City in Atlanta, land owners are entrusting Occupy Atlanta to exploit lots of land that have been deemed unprofitable. Permaculture projects planned by Occupy Atlanta on lots that include a few recent acquisitions made through the intermediary of Sally Mason will be beneficial for property values. The parcels of land to be cultivated will also produce more than enough food to feed the community.

Half of the people that gathered today, on May 20th, 2012, to clear the lot at the corner of Vine and Delbridge were community residents while the others were mostly Occupy Atlanta activists.

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7 comments on “Vine City Starts Large-Scale Community-Building Project

  1. Kwabena "Cubby" Nkromo
    May 21, 2012

    Powerful images that convey excellently the wonderful work being done by Vine City residents and Occupy Atlanta. Thanks to Sally Mason and the others that are pointing the way to a better future for us all. “Grow food!” – Kwabena

    • Steve Osborne
      May 21, 2012

      Thanks also for your effort to build “edible schooyards” in Vine City, from which we also have powerful images. Eventually, there will also be posts on this blog merging images of various projects initiated by different people and organizations in Vine City.

  2. Purenergy
    May 22, 2012

    Awesome! Thanks for the great photos.

  3. Tiffiny Shea
    May 26, 2012

    Wow, this is great! It’s so fulfilling doing something that is so genuinely good for everyone.

    • Steve Osborne
      June 1, 2012

      Thank you Tiffiny. They also deserve a lot of credit for the extra challenge of doing their work in areas considered to be too dangerous to be worthy of urban revitalization.

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