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Boulevard kids join other campers at Truly Living Well

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There are four weeks of summer sessions of the camp, which is held at Truly Living Well’s Wheat Street Garden location in historic Old Fourth Ward. Campers spend mornings learning about urban farming, escape the heat (or rain) with arts and drama projects in the classrooms at Wheat Street Baptist church, and learn about healthy eating, agricultural entrepreneurism, sustainability, and other aspects of “what it means to truly live well,” says camp coordinator Amakiasu Ford. There’s a good deal of hands-on activity; campers said they especially loved visiting the chickens, checking out the worm bin, and helping to bundle Greek oregano. […]

This summer, scholarships for the camp (which runs $365 a week) were raised by TEDx Atlanta and designated for kids in the Village of Bedford Pines on Boulevard. About half the campers in the group were Boulevard residents.

Read Rebecca Burns’s full story

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"Inside Atlanta’s Northyards Complex on a cloudy spring afternoon, India Arie performs “Gift of Acceptance” to a rapt crowd. The ethereal singer twirls in a floor-length white dress, accompanied by her new songwriting partner, Israeli pianist Idan Raichel. Their contemplative set leaves much of the audience visibly moved at the TEDx conference—organized by the local branch of an exclusive, multidisciplinary think tank devoted to technology, entertainment, and design (like Mensa for the culturally aware)."

— Kristi York Wooten, India Arie Reinvents Herself