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Soil Festival 2017 is just nearly one week away, and we are so excited to have the local food community come out for such a wonderful event raising awareness of the power of healthy soil. From community gardeners, backyard gardeners, school gardeners and urban farmers, this will be a true community event for Atlanta’s growers.
Food Well Alliance’s latest Working Table gathered for its final convening where it made strategic recommendations for ways to systematically advance community-based composting in Metro Atlanta.
From viewing hobby worms to meeting furry animals in a petting zoo, there will be a variety of exhibitors on hand to tell you more about their work and share resources and tools to help you enjoy the successes of gardening. Check out some of the exhibitors who you will get to meet next month during Soil Festival 2017 and learn what to bring for a complimentary soil screening.
Soil Festival 2017 is nearly three weeks away. Get a a sneak peek of some of the free workshops and activities that are in the store for this year's event.
Each year, Soil Festival would not be possible without the help from our partners, vendors and our host committee who work hard to put on a successful event each year. As we gear up for this year’s Soil Festival, get to know the 2017 Soil Festival Host Committee.
Local food entrepreneurs who received a Local Food Grant from Food Well Alliance in 2016 came together on March 9 to share some of their biggest successes from last year.
Through the 2017 Community Garden Grant, Food Well Alliance is pleased to award a total of $75,000 to support 50 neighborhood leaders and the long-term sustainability of their community gardens.
Local food entrepreneur and Food Well Alliance grant recipient Yasmeen Sabir has been selected as one of 10 female social entrepreneurs to participate in a one-year fellowship with the Sara Blakely Foundation and the Center for Civic Innovation.
Leaders from organizations including Compostwheels, Georgia Recycling Coalition, Truly Living Well and the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, collaborated to identify challenges concerning the local community-based composting ecosystem during the latest Working Table.
From start-up enterprises to established non-profit organizations, collecting data to measure outcomes for success can be daunting. Last week, Food Well Alliance gathered passionate leaders from 14 organizations who received a 2017 Local Food Grant to help make this a little easier.
Food Well Alliance convened 12 organizational leaders for the first of several Working Tables with the goal of developing recommendations to scale and support community-based composting in Atlanta.
Leaders Growing Community Gardens is a collaborative initiative that was launched last year and born out of the desire to see community gardens in metro Atlanta thrive. On January 20 and 21, Food Well Alliance was joined by volunteer leaders of community gardens across Gwinnett County as we hosted the last workshop that came out of this initiative.
We are excited to announce our 2017 Local Food Grant Recipients. They are a powerful example of how thoughtful placed-based collaboration can help unite the local food movement to build a healthy food system.
Fifteen Community gardens across metro Atlanta were recently awarded rich, organic compost in bright yellow bags thanks to Food Well Alliance. These community gardens will receive extra help in the garden thanks to all the nematodes, fingi, protozoa and many other living beings in their nutrient-rich compost!
More than 75 farmers and organizations that support farmers joined Food Well Alliance for a community-based conversation and fellowship over a meal of locally produced food called “We Are Farmers”.
You’re probably wondering why we selected leadership as one of the most pressing challenges for local community gardens.
Truly Living Well is hosting a gardening class, Gardening 101: Preparing for Summer Abundance on May 6!
This year, Food Well Alliance is bringing community gardeners, school gardeners, backyard gardeners and the local food community together for our annual Soil Festival as we kick off International Compost Awareness Week (May 7- 13). Soil Festival 2017 will raise awareness of the benefits of using compost to improve and maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy food, to reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides and to protect the environment.
Grab your tickets today for an afternoon picnic benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia, in the Historic Fourth Ward Park. Picnic baskets will be provided by some of Atlanta's favorite chefs, including Drew Belline, Terry Koval, and Todd Richards.