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Jamila Norman

Jamila Norman a.k.a (Farmer J) is a daughter to Caribbean parents, whose history is rooted in agriculture. She is an internationally recognized urban farmer, food activist and mother based in Atlanta, GA.  She is a University of Georgia graduate with a degree in Environmental Engineering, After 10 years in her professional career, Jamila has now committed fully to operating her independent, organic urban farm, Patchwork City Farms, which she founded 2010.  In 2014 she served as a US delegate to Slow Food’s Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, in Turin, Italy.  She and her farm, Patchwork City, have been featured in various publications including Modern Farmer Magazine,, The Library of Congress and the Southern Foodways Alliance oral history project. 

Area of Expertise: internationally recognized urban farmer, food activist