Today’s Good News: Atlanta Creates Biggest Free Food Forest In The Country

Good News


An old pecan farm in south Atlanta has been turned into the nation’s largest free food forest. Atlanta’s Conservation Fund bought it in 2016 and thanks to a U.S. Forest Service grant and a partnership with the city of Atlanta and Trees Atlanta, it’s now 7.1-acres of land with 25-hundred edible and medicinal plants. It’s in the Browns Mill neighborhood, a food desert where the closest grocery store is a 30-minute bus ride away. Source: CNN


A high school freshman in Chicago is using his Internet skills to help people struggling to find and make COVID vaccine appointments. Benjamin Kagan, 14, saw a need after helping his grandparents secure vaccine appointments, so he created a Facebook group, Chicago Vaccine Angels, to help. The teen and his team of more than 50 volunteers have already helped hundreds of people get vaccinated in the weeks they’ve been at it. Source: Today



A dog who was stuck on the ice in the Detroit River for four days in freezing temperatures has been rescued. The pup was named Alfonso by his rescuers, who believe he was chased onto the ice-filled river by a coyote. People tried to save him, but a team using an airboat finally did and the veterinarian says he’s a “miracle walking.” Source: People

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