Atwood's 9Ps

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The 9Ps that created the successful development of Atwood Community Gardens

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Atwood's 9Ps

  1. 1. Plants PeopleThe 9PsNine key factors that help growAtwood Community Gardens & Urban PlanningFarm ProcessBefore & After photos of the Atwoodcommunity training garden Partnerships Place Physical Maintenance Patience Pleasure
  2. 2. Plants PeoplePlantsPlants build on the special qualities ofgardens. Thanks to a grant from the PlanningCaptain Planet Foundation, we will beable to grow plants significant tomultiple cultures represented inSouthwest Atlanta. Process Partnerships Place Physical Maintenance Patience Pleasure
  3. 3. Plants PeoplePeopleWe didn’t do it alone. To date, we’vehad over 900 volunteers lend their Planningtime, energy and expertise to makeAtwood Community Gardens & UrbanFarms possible. Process Partnerships Place Physical Maintenance Patience Pleasure
  4. 4. Plants PeoplePlanningStudents, mentors, families, technicaladvisors and NEXT Steps staff worked Planningtogether as they spent time identifyingthe overall aims and goals of each areaat Atwood Community Gardens &Urban Farm. Process Partnerships PlaceBefore & After Pictures of the PhysicalAtwood Cafe Maintenance Patience Pleasure
  5. 5. Plants PeopleProcessAt their heart, community gardens arecommunity development initiatives Planningthat strengthen and build theresilience of local communitiesthrough increasing communityconnections and networks of support, Processdeveloping the skills and knowledge oflocal people, identifying and buildingon local assets, and encouragingcommunity members to work Partnershipscooperatively to solve problems andmeet their own needs. Place Physical MaintenanceThe Atwood Café serves as a meetingplace for children’s outings and picnicsas well as a space for vendors of the PatienceSWOOM Farmer’s Market Pleasure
  6. 6. Plants PeoplePartnershipsAtwood Community Gardens has beenstrengthened by having partnerships Planningwith Hands On Atlanta and UnitedWay. Process Partnerships Place Physical Maintenance Patience Pleasure
  7. 7. Plants PeoplePlaceAs a successful community place,Atwood Community Gardens & Urban PlanningFarms promotes four special features:• People are engaged in activities• Atwood’s space is accessible Process• Atwood is comfortable and has a good image.• Atwood is a sociable space, where Partnerships people meet each other and greet people when they come to visit. Place Physical Maintenance Patience Pleasure
  8. 8. Plants PeoplePhysical MaintenanceAtwood Community Gardens andUrban Farm is a living structure that Planningneeds constant care and nourishmentto survive and thrive. Every 1st & 2ndSaturday we host the Hands OnAtlanta Atwood Community Clean-Up Process(9a-12n) Partnerships Place Physical Maintenance Patience Pleasure
  9. 9. Plants PeoplePatienceAtwood Community Gardens & UrbanFarm is a work in progress. We’ve Planningmade great strides since we first began(Feb 2011) Process Partnerships Place Physical MaintenanceBefore & After Pictures of theAtwood Chicken Coop built by the PatienceLowe’s HEROES (Oct 2011) Pleasure
  10. 10. Plants PeoplePleasureAs a successful community place,Atwood Community Gardens & Urban PlanningFarms provides four things:• People are engaged in activities• Our space is accessible Process• The space is comfortable and has a good image.• It is a sociable space, where people Partnerships meet each other and take people when they come to visit. Place Physical MaintenanceStudents from the Herb & FarmSummer Program have fun with our Patiencegoats Pat & Bucky Pleasure

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