Address: 3800 Wendell Drive SW Unit 307, Atlanta GA 30336 / (256) 443-1464
About Us / Atlanta Gourmet Mushroom History: Our current primary project is Warehouse 307 Urban Farm:Nutrition affects nearly every aspect of our development. The ability to learn, reason, make good decisions, avoid anxiety and depression, and empathize with other human beings is related to good childhood and adult nutrition.Likewise, children and adults who lack good nutritional options are more likely to suffer from acute infectious and chronic disease, mental illness, and behavioral disorders.Warehouse 307 Urban Farm will help provide nurturing, delicious food to ALL people, regardless of housing situation or ability to pay.We will do this by setting up a fresh food production and distribution system in Atlanta, Georgia that recognizes the wants of the most discerning gourmet food enthusiasts as well as the needs of the least food-secure among us.This 1600 square foot urban farm can produce 2000 pounds of fresh gourmet mushrooms every month, all year long. These local mushrooms are of top quality and superlative freshness, submitted for the approval of Atlanta's gourmet adventurers.The extra material from our farm's mushroom production will be distributed to community leaders in food insecure neighborhoods across Atlanta, to start new community gardens and enhance existing ones. This system will make it possible for these neighborhood gardens to collectively grow over 1000 pounds of fresh mushrooms every month and distribute them for free and reduced price to those in need.By providing a simple method for community garden managers throughout Atlanta to produce healthy, in season mushrooms, we can help alleviate some of the immediate nutritional deficiencies in our city.After harvest, the mushroom producing material from our farm will break down into topsoil for the production of fruits and vegetables in these same at risk Atlanta neighborhoods. The topsoil generated from this mushroom production will help to strengthen the capability of these community gardens to provide fresh healthy food to those who need it most, both now and in the long term. This plants thriving from this topsoil will also help to re-green and cool our urban heat island.To produce these mushrooms and topsoil, we will recycle plant-based organic waste diverted from Georgia agriculture, forestry, and food/paper industries. With your help, we will produce over 10 tons of topsoil and 5 tons of fresh edible mushrooms at free/reduced price in the Atlanta area by the end of 2013.The farm itself will be a test bed for passive solar technology and other energy-saving strategies. We will strive to work with the environment instead of against it, saving energy, preserving our precious natural resources, and minimizing waste/pollution. We like to refer to this attitude and practice as "eco-synergy."Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can help.