Eugene Cooke began working in the urban agriculture movement in Southern California. He was baptized in urban gardening with a full immersion mentorship with Adonijah Miyamura El in Los Angeles developing Food Forestry at Crenshaw High school.
Grow Where You Are is a dynamic full service social enterprise in the field of local food systems. We partner with organizations and individuals to bring food abundance to communities and those who value real food. We design, install, and maintain multiple public and private spaces where food is produced using Agro-Ecological principles. We have been training residents in this dynamic form of urban agriculture for over ten years.
Grow Where You Are, LLC is a social enterprise that is committed to providing Agro-Ecology training and life skills workshops to evolve urban dwellers into global stewards.
We are currently partnering with organizations, institutions and individuals to plant fruit orchards, develop farms and assist in ecological restoration in areas that enhance the health, economics, and environmental benefits by creating local food abundance systems. Grow Where You Are created the Good Shepherd Agro Ecology center in the heart of Historic West End, Atlanta.
Since 2012, we have been building a robust 3-acre farm-to-market site that has served as a research, teaching and training facility dedicated to increasing ecological sustainability and food justice. Our volunteer work at the site has produced over 15,360 lbs. of food, served over 8,260 people with healthy food options, facilitated over 144 service groups and provided over $259,200 in volunteer in service value. By capitalizing on the best soil management practices of Veganic farming the Good Shepherd Agro-Ecology Center has emerged as a leader in the food justice movement in West Atlanta, playing a role in forging connections and building solidarity with residents of Atlanta, and offering food with the highest nutritional value.