Whitney Barr ASLA

Master of Landscape Architecture Candidate, University of Georgia

Whitney Barr, PMP is currently an MLA student at the University of Georgia, a USDA Sustainable Food Systems National Needs Fellow, and the first recipient of Landscape Architecture Foundation’s scholarship for Inclusive Community Design. She is Spelman College alumna and was a 2013-2014 Fulbright Researcher. Before UGA, she worked as a digital marketer and urban gardener within Atlanta’s food space. Whitney’s personal health journey led her to embrace food as medicine and food sovereignty. Her thesis is currently entitled Designing for racial healing: (How) can heritage crop landscapes offer a physical design response to plantation futures on Sapelo Island, Georgia?