In one way or another, access to green space — or lack thereof — affects all 10 million Georgians. Around the state, communities are looking for ways to help everyone get outside and lead healthier lives. In Macon, there’s Georgia’s first urban agrihood. In Savannah, there’s a campaign underway to make bicycles more accessible and safe roadways more available. And in Athens, a network of community gardens and farmers markets helps educate and empower everyone from school children to seniors.
To learn more about these initiatives, we spoke with John Bennett, executive director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign. We also checked in with Danny Glover, founder of Macon’s agrihood and ONE South Community Development Corporation. Heather Benham, executive director of Athens Land Trust, also joined the conversation.