Sneak peek of activities and workshops in store for Soil Festival 2017

Soil Festival 2017: Healthy Soil, Healthy Food is nearly three weeks away!

Food Well Alliance is busy collaborating with community partners and the host committee to put on what is promised to be an eventful day filled with fun activities and workshops.

This year’s event will be held on May 6, 2017 and Truly Living Well’s Collegetown Farm, and will focus on raising awareness of using compost to improve and maintain high quality soil and to grow healthy food.

From enjoying locally-grown food to educational workshops to taste testings, there will be a host of activities for all ages.

As we gear up for this event, here is a sneak peek of some of the free workshops and activities that are in the works for Soil Festival 2017.



Adult Gardening workshops will be taught by Fred Conrad of Community Gardens of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Terri Carter of the University of Georgia Cobb County Extension.


Chef Carolynn Ladd of A Date With Figs will host two taste testings, including one where she along with Atlanta chef Phillip Meeker and Jenna Mobley will fry crickets!


Butterfly ID Station: View beautiful, delicate butterflies and learn why these pollinators are so important.

Seed ID Station: Take a look at a variety of seeds and try and guess what kind of seed it is.

Recycling Station:  Learn how to use plastic water bottles as planters and birdfeeders.

Solar Oven: Build a solar oven and learn how you can use it to heat food using the sun.

Plant Stem Experiment: Learn how water travels through a plant’s stem by using food coloring and flowers or celery.

Seed Sprout House: Learn how seeds start and grow into plants.


In addition to these events, Soil Festival 2017 will also offer guests the chance to take home bags of compost, register to win a cubic yard of compost, a complimentary soil testing and food and drinks.

Come out with your fellow garden members, family, friends and neighbors to learn how each of us can help to preserve soil and continue growing healthier communities at Soil Festival.