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Atlanta according to Joe Reynolds

The local food advocate and Love is Love at Gaia Gardens farmer shares a few of his favorite things

Photo by Andrew Thomas Lee
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Joe Reynolds

There are many things urban farmer Joe Reynolds digs: being a steward of the land, producing healthy food for locals, his sweetheart Judith. The Love is Love at Gaia Gardens farmer is also a lover of Atlanta, and the passionate local food community that has taken root here in recent years. Here are a few more of Reynolds’ favorite things:

Truly Living Well urban farm viewed from the Downtown Connector is my favorite view in Atlanta.

H. Harper Station is my favorite place to go for a chill, weeknight dinner.

Pecha Kucha Atlanta is my favorite non-food-or-drink-related Atlanta event.

The first 3 words that come to mind when I think of Atlanta are heat, summer, and community.

I decided to make Atlanta home because I met my sweetheart, Judith.

Grant Park is my favorite neighborhood.

My favorite nature spots in ATL are Gaia Gardens and the woods that surround it.

The best place to see live music in Atlanta is Mammal Gallery or the Earl.

Atlanta’s motto should be “Nourish restorative culture and economy.”

One thing I think might make Atlanta a little bit better is better public transportation.

Wrecking Bar Brewpub is my favorite place to go after a long, hot summer day working on the farm.

The best advice I could give an Atlanta visitor is visit one of our many great local farmers markets.

Urban agriculture is the city’s best-kept secret. Check out Brightside Farm, Truly Living Well, Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet, Good Shepherd Center for Agroecology, Mealor Family Farm, Freewheel Farm, Habesha Gardens, and Decatur’s Kitchen Garden.