A partnership between the city of Atlanta, the Conservation Fund, and Trees Atlanta has created the nation's largest free food forest. The forest is in the Browns Mill neighborhood of southeast Atlanta, where the closest grocery store is a 30-minute bus ride away. "Access to green space and healthy foods is very important. And that's a part of our mission," said Michael McCord, a certified arborist and expert edible landscaper who helps manage the forest. The forest is part of the city of Atlanta's larger mission to bring healthy food within half a mile of 85% of Atlanta's 500,000 residents by 2022. The forest is now owned by the parks department and more than 1,000 volunteers and neighbors are helping to plant, water, and maintain the forest.

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