Chelsea Townsend has been growing food in the urban environment for 20 years. Her path to success started with her own 10’x12’ student apartment patio to her current thriving urban farm and nursery, as well as the development of a Georgia state nonprofit geared toward community and self-sufficiency. She is proud that the nonprofit, P.A.T.C.H. (Progressive Action for Transforming City Habitat) is now operating on its own and continuing its mission with an active community garden, blueberry patch, and fruit trees planted throughout the city of East Point. She has been hired by individuals, businesses, and schools to design and install gardens ranging from a few simple raised beds to large projects involving year-round intensive growing for market, to a wonderfully successful garden education project at The Main Street Academy in College Park, Georgia.. She has worked with Keep East Point Beautiful, Trees Atlanta, East Point Main Street Association, and was a founding member of the Georgia Farmers Market Association.