The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation committed to food security and sustainable agricultural development, has announced a new partnership with the Global Growers Network (GGN) to expand their flagship agricultural learning center in Clarkston, GA.
Established in 2010 as a result of the tremendous demand among Atlanta-area refugees looking to reconnect to their agricultural heritage, GGN is building a healthy and diverse community food system, manages eight garden sites, helps growers access markets for their products and offers educational opportunities and technical expertise.
The AAF funding assists marginalized growers with an ecosystem of support to grow healthy food for nutritional demands in metro Atlanta communities and to create a platform for the enhancement of capacity building and skill development in farming.
“The partnership arrangement between our foundation and Global Growers Network will renovate and relaunch the Clarkston International Garden as a flagship multicultural agriculture learning center in the heart of Atlanta’s refugee community. We will work with GGN to transform the garden from a community garden to a demonstration and educational learning center for sustainable, small-scale agriculture,” said Metti Richenhagen, Managing Director, AGCO Agriculture Foundation.