Soil Festival 2018: Everything You Need to Know

 Soil Festival is on May 5, 2018 at Truly Living Well's Collegetown Farm.  RSVP here! 

Soil Festival is on May 5, 2018 at Truly Living Well's Collegetown Farm. RSVP here! 

If you’ve never been to Truly Living Well’s Collegetown Farm, Soil Festival 2018 is the perfect opportunity to see an urban farm in action. You can take a tour, or even participate in harvesting fresh vegetables that will be used in a cooking demonstration. But, there’s so much more in store! Gardening and composting workshops, exhibitors, music, farm-to-table fare and kids activities - just to name a few of the options available throughout the day.  

We’ve mapped out the entire schedule below. Before you check it out, be sure to read these important tips:

  • Truly Living Well’s Collegetown Farm is located at 324 Lawton St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

  • Parking will be available on-street and at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School (1040 Fair St SW, Atlanta) adjacent to the farm.

  • Riding your bike? Bike racks will be located near the registration tables inside of the farm.

  • Due to limited parking on site, please consider carpooling or using MARTA, Uber, or Lyft. See MARTA directions here. 

  • Truly Living Well is an active urban farm so there will be bees buzzing around, playing the important role of pollinating produce and flowers.

  • We suggest attendees wear closed toed shoes.

  • Free gift bags and compost will be available (while supplies last) for those who RSVP online. RSVP here.  

Soil Festival Program

1:00 PM - Festival Begins

1:15 PM - 1st Workshop Sessions

  •      Workshop A: Composting 101 with Natasha Dyer
  •      Workshop B: What Makes Healthy Soil? with Tony Gobert
  •      Kids Corner: Storytelling with JR Murphy
  •      Pergola: Harvest Hour Group A

2:00 PM - Welcome by Kim Karris, Food Well Alliance Executive Director, & Raffle Giveaways

2:30 PM - Farm Tour Group A

3:00 PM - 2nd Workshop Sessions

  •      Workshop A: Compost Do’s & Dont’s with Corinne Coe
  •      Workshop B: Advanced Composting with Khari Diop
  •      Kids Corner: Yoga with Ladybugs for Girls Foundation
  •      Pergola: Harvest Hour Group B
  •      Marketplace: Cooking Demo Group A with Terri Carter

4:00 PM - 3rd Workshop Sessions & Farm Tour Group B

  •      Workshop A: Community-based Composting with Lovey & Farmer P Gilliam
  •      Workshop B: Cover Cropping with Joe Reynolds
  •      Marketplace: Cooking Demo Group B with Christi Hansen

5:00 PM - Festival Ends

Be sure to stop by the Exhibitor Area:

  • Ask an Expert
  • EPA Region 4
  • Super-Sod
  • CompostNow
  • UGA Extension: Fulton County
  • Truly Living Well
  • soilSHOP
  • PeachDish
  • Vermicomposting
  • Ground Work Atlanta
  • American Community Garden Association
  • USDA - NRCS
  • Georgia Conservation

And don’t forget the Kids Stations:

  • Solar Oven
  • Sensory Station
  • Build a Bird Feeder
  • Seed starting with Chy Kellogg
  • Where is the Soil-LESS Garden? with Jason Paggett
  • Sunwise Program with EPA Region 4
  • Petting Zoo