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Secret Farm, an Urban Farm Growing Beautiful Flowers in Athens, Georgia

Flowers picked in the morning.

You Don’t Need a Ton of Space to Grow a Ton of Stuff

From their website

R&R Secret Farm is a small urban farm located in Athens, GA. The farm is woman-owned and operated and the long-time dream of Rita O’Brien. We grow stunning flowers and delicious vegetables & herbs that are carefully tended to in respect to our bodies and the environment. Beautiful flowers begins with healthy soil & ecosystem and we are proud to design lush, gorgeous, and unique arrangements made with seasonal blooms from our chemical-free fields. Our farm is Certified Naturally Grown.

When selecting our home, it was important to us that we be in town. We wanted to have neighbors so we could be part of a community. Rita’s husband, Robert also wanted to bicycle commute to work, and makes the 13 mile trek nearly every day. We love our neighbors and the strong connections that we have made by growing where we are.

We are part of the Farmer-Florist Collective that is working to challenge the status quo of the flower industry (80% of the flowers purchased in the U.S. are imported) by supporting local, seasonal flower production.

Rita and Robert have been adventuring together since 2007. They spent their first magical summer together working on a small vegetable farm, and years since going on dog walks in the woods, fixing up a 100 year old house, playing music, and taking trips in their VW Vanagon camper. In 2017 they moved to Georgia and started a farm of their very own.

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