Social Artist Juby Phillips is featured in the May issue of Southwest Georgia Living magazine. Juby has expanded her “Food for a Thousand” initiative in Albany, GA to include several churches and community gardens as well as her own community garden. So far the gardens have delivered over 1,000 pounds of vegetables for distribution at Neighbors in Need, The Lord’s Pantry and the Rescue Mission.
In Juby’s continuing effort to bring the need for local food to the attention of the public, she recently had a meeting with the mayor of Albany to obtain approval to build a large community garden in a downtown park near the hospital. Part of the vision of the community garden is the re-creation of a farmer’s market, right in the middle of downtown. The vision for the farmer’s market includes offering not just local produce, but also artisan products, flowers, and various horticultural services. Workshops teaching people how to grow their own food and community cultural performances will also be offered.