The Grow A Row Program promotes herban-agriculture in the Atlanta area. We believe in investing in a vibrant local herbal infrastructure!
The Grow a Row Program began in 2014 as a way to not only help us source affordable herbs for our free clinic, but to nurture an herb growing scene right here in Atlanta! We offer agro-education and herbalistic opportunity, sowing the seeds for a more resilient city. We welcome farmers, schools, and individuals!
What We Offer!
- Seeds or plants as available for community distribution.
- Monthly volunteer days at the Herbalista Learning Garden to gain skills and build community!
- Seasonal plant distillations at the Herbalista Learning Garden.
- Free skill-share sessions on topics such as seed saving, harvesting, and processing herbs.
- Advice on growing, harvesting, production and processing technique
- Online resources for growing tips, medicinal uses, and tasty recipes!
- An awesome network of folks to hang out with!
All donations to the Grow a Row Program are tax deductible, thanks to our fiscal partners, MPower Now, Inc.
The Grow a Row Project, in partnership with Fleur + Forage, produce small batch hydrosols from locally wildcrafted and organically grown herbs. These hydrosols are available at a few supporting locations around Atlanta, including Phoenix and Dragon in Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain Herbs at the Freedom Park Farmer’s Market, and Mama Bath and Body in Avondale Estates.
When you purchase a hydrosol, the proceeds directly support the Grow a Row Program, sowing the seeds for a more resilient city!
Grow A Row Handouts
Main Info Packet
This includes a overall description of the program, our wish list of 40 herbs, tons of growing tips, seed and plant resources, and other information pertaining to Herbalista’s Grow A Row Program.
Harvest + Drying Worksheet
Herb Grower/ Harvest Donors: please submit this brief form along with your donation. Thank you for following Good Herbalista Practices!
Growers: If you’d like to help us crowd-source herb growing information, please consider using this document to make records of your growing process and techniques. This is a way for you to share your growing experience with us and the rest of the Atlanta herb-growing community! Let’s learn from each other!
Thanks to our Partners-in-Dirt!
Farm Camp ATL
Farm Camp Atl works to support local farming initiatives, create spaces that provide a respite from the City and encourage environmental conservation.
They have provided a lovely home for our new Herbalista Learning Garden where we host monthly volunteer learning days and seasonal herb distillations!
The Funny Farm
The Funny Farm is a 3 acre suburban permaculture haven, located in Stone Mountain, GA where Duane and Robin grow veggies, small fruits, herbaceous and woody flowers, medicinal herbs, mushrooms, and worms. They teach classes on organic gardening, sustainable living, and run the medicinal herb line Stone Mountain Herbs. Duane is a co-founder of the Grow a Row Program and is also an active member and trainer for the Herb Cart Program. For more information, please visit their website at www.funnyfarmatl.com
Grow Where You Are Farm
Hearthfire Farm + Nursery
Hearthfire Farm + Nursery’s mission is to help people grow their own herbal medicine! We strive to do this at a financially accessible price for everyone, because every person deserves access to medicine, and every bee, butterfly, and critter deserves a chance to continue their incredible legacy. For more information, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hearthfirefarm
Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill
The Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill is Atlanta’s first Community Urban Food Forest, as well as a new model for a City of Atlanta park. The food forest produces a wide variety of fresh, flavorful, and healthy nuts, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and mushrooms, which will become available for public consumption. They kindly partner with us for trainings and workshops. For more information about this incredible place, please visit their website.
The Wylde Center
The Wylde Center offers educational programs, events and greenspaces that actively engage youth, families and individuals in their environment, health and community, and that develop skills in environmental science, sustainable urban living, organic gardening, health, and nutrition. They kindly partner with us for trainings and workshops. For more information, visit them at www.wyldecenter.org