CHERRY BOMBE 100:
Jamila Norman is the food activist, farmer, and mother behind Patchwork City Farms, which introduces farm plots to urban areas in Atlanta. In 2014, she served as a U.S. delegate to Slow Food’s Terra Madre Salone del Gusto in Turin, Italy. She is a founder of the South West Atlanta Growers Cooperative (SWAG Coop), formed in 2010 and centered around black urban farmers in Atlanta’s burgeoning urban agriculture movement. Jamila co-founded EAT Where You Are, an initiative focused on incorporating fresh and living foods into daily diets. She is also a contributing writer for the anthology OASIS (Oldways Africana Soup in Stories), a publication featuring culturally-informed soup recipes that seeks to foster and expand conversation about nutritional knowledge and Black women’s wellness. Most recently, Jamila joined the board of Georgia Organics, a member-supported, non-profit organization connecting organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families.