Hi! We're Prentiss Gilliam III ("Farmer P") and Jasann (Lovey) Gilliam, and we run Gilliam's Community Farm! It all started in 2012 when Farmer P planted me (Jasann) a garden. I ate from the harvest for 2 seasons and discovered that I saved money while eating more nutritious food. That's when we decided we wanted to scale to the community and help others do the same. So, we bought 3 acres of land in Southwest Atlanta. In 2016, we were able to expand another acre.
Gilliam's Community Farm is unique in that we don’t share plots. Instead, we have formed a partnership in 2016 with APS and 2019 with JenCare Senior Medical Center in an effort to hep the community through education, teaching local students math & science through farming and our seniors workshops on healthy eating and preparation. Our farm experience is especially tailored to the educational needs of school groups. We strive to make learning fun and hands-on so that what they learn on the farm will stay with them. These are fun and engaging lessons for the students, and they learn things like plant biology, how to distinguish good bugs from bad bugs, and how many plants can fit in a pallet.
Provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables for nourishment and green space for all in the community surrounding Gilliam's Community Garden to enjoy.
Event Coordinator | Tel: 678-949-8530
We strongly believe in the importance of education for our youth. We strive to make learning fun and hands-on so that what they learn on the farm will stay with them. We offer a unique farm experience especially tailored to the educational needs of school groups.
Children of all ages can enjoy an outdoor learning environment filled with new secrets and discoveries. From large classes to home schooled groups, the farm tour experience at Gilliam's Community Garden Farms is sure to not disappoint. For more information on our tours as well as pricing, please email me.
FARMER P, The Dirt Man
Farm Manager | Tel: 404-453-4152
Students see how organic material is transformed into a soil amendment experiencing firsthand the sustainability of a food system that includes recycling food scraps. Meeting State ecology standards, Vermiculture and on-going maintenance of the worm bin are an integral part of the lesson plans. In addition to biology, the worm “community” can be integrated into math, social science, language, and arts curricula, and in the larger school and community to inform responsible stewardship.