About us

ABOUT THE FARM:  Located at 121 Sams Street in Decatur (across from the Avondale MARTA station on College Avenue), this start-up urban farm project is a partnership with Susan Pavlin, Refugee Family Services, and farmers from Burundi who have come to metro-Atlanta as refugees. With leadership from experienced Burundi farmers, a group of Burundi women are joining together to grow food, exchange farming knowledge, and develop a greater understanding of farming practice in the Atlanta area. Practical farm experience, combined with workshops and field trips to local farmers markets, will create new opportunities in production, distribution and marketing. The farm will also provide families, which are often facing food security risks, with healthy food for their tables.  

ABOUT REFUGEE FAMILY SERVICES:  Refugee Family Services (RFS) is a metro-Atlanta non-profit that serves approximately 2,500 refugee/immigrant women and children each year.  RFS provides critical human services, youth programs, health services, education programs and domestic violence prevention programs.  This work furthers our mission to support the efforts of refugee women and children to achieve self-sufficiency in the United States by providing education and economic opportunity.


  • Atlanta Community Food Bank
  • Crystal Organics Farm
  • East Decatur Station
  • Farmer D Organics
  • Georgia Organics
  • Glover Family Farms
  • Love is Love Farm
  • Mulberry Fields Community Garden
  • Natural Growth Inc.
  • Slow Food
  • Southern Region Risk Management Education Center
  • Truly Living Well Natural Urban Farm