From Norcross to Clarkston to South Fulton, cities are rapidly re-developing. As our metro Atlanta cities become more dense and developed, the pressure on urban farms and gardens increases. In partnership with the Atlanta Regional Commission, Food Well Alliance will embark on a pilot project that brings together local governments and communities across our five-county metro Atlanta service area to create a city-wide plan that incorporates urban agriculture into the next phase of their development.
In 2019, Food Well Alliance will select one pilot city to develop a City Urban Agriculture Plan. Seven cities have submitted their interest in becoming the pilot city. As part of our selection process, Food Well Alliance hosted a Community Food Forum in each of the following cities.
City of Pine Lake - February 6, 2019
City of Hapeville - February 20, 2019
City of Alpharetta - February 27, 2019
City of Clarkston - March 2, 2019
City of Lovejoy - March 7, 2019
City of East Point - March 14, 2019
City of Lawrenceville - March 21, 2019
These forums served to inform and assess the readiness of both the local government and the local community to participate in a comprehensive and inclusive planning process with Food Well Alliance and Atlanta Regional Commission.