EpiCity and Natural Born Tillers Collaborate to Create Urban Farm Experience
Community Gardens have been popular for years and are usually associated with leisure. A recent collaboration between EpiCity and Natural Born Tillers (NBT) has led to an abundant urban farm experience at several EpiCity properties.
At Powers Ferry Business Park there are three raised beds where carrots, radishes, peppers, and tomatoes are growing to be harvested. There is also space designated for perennials — blueberries, blackberries, Asian persimmons, figs, lavender, pineapple guava, and a Nanking Cherry tree (bush) that serves as part of the landscaping. Tenants and visitors to the office park who want to spend time in the garden can help with planting, picking and just enjoying the fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The tenants have been pleased.
At EpiCity’s Armour Junction, located at 400 Plasters Avenue, NE in Atlanta, there is a patio garden with serviceberries, as well as blueberries, mint, guava, figs, rosemary, and lavender.
EpiCity’s President Tom Stokes was introduced to Cory Mosser, founder, and CEO of Natural Born Tillers, through a mutual friend, Dan Parson, the award-winning Oxford College farmer-educator.
Having worked well for years in the college setting, it is now successful in office parks, where interest, along with fruits and vegetables, is growing!
“We are really enjoying this collaboration with Natural Born Tillers and the ability to offer our community members more amenities and a chance to get outside and to be a part of God’s beautiful creation,” said Tom Stokes.