The local food movement is ever growing thanks to the individuals and organizations that we fondly call our opportunity makers, who host events for improving access to local foods. Submit your events related to metro Atlanta's local food system below.



All Events

May
1
to May 2

Starting a New Food Business in Georgia Workshop

If you have an interest in starting your own food business or brand, this workshop is the perfect starting point for you! The presentations are designed to provide participants with practical information on producing safe and wholesome food products. Attendees will have the opportunity to have all of their questions answered by food industry experts.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Planting your Summer Garden

Truly Living Well's Gardening 101 classes offer hands-on instruction that teach fundamental to advanced concepts for growing food where you live. The classes are given the first Saturday of every month at our East Point or Collegetown Farm locations. All classes include instruction and hands on experience, meaning that you will be getting your hands dirty.

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CREATE Cohort 2 Demo Day
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

CREATE Cohort 2 Demo Day

Join Demo Day for CREATE’s second cohort on Saturday, April 21st in the Innovation Lab at Clark Atlanta University.CREATE, the Clark Russell Entrepreneurship and Technology Ecosystem, is an agriculture and food innovation pre-accelerator focused on serving aspiring entrepreneurs and southwest Atlanta.

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Pop-Up Film Screening: Look & See Wendell Berry’s Kentucky
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Pop-Up Film Screening: Look & See Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

  • East Atlanta Village Farmers Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky (trailer: https://bit.ly/2INJpKJ ) is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture as seen through the mind’s eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden - A Practical How-to Workshop

  • Gwinnett Technical College Learn-in Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop stresses sustainable gardening practices such as mulching, efficient watering methods, on-site composting, integrated pest management, and use of soil amendments. 
Topics will include preparing a bed early spring and summer crops, cover crops, installing transplants, harvesting, some pest control, and watering techniques.

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Apr
7
2:30 PM14:30

Planting a Bee-Friendly Garden

Grow your very own bee-friendly garden and see your garden flourish in blooms and fruits! Presented by Gwinnett County Public Library, join UGA Extension Gwinnett Master Gardener, Wes Nettleton, to learn how you can design your landscapes and gardens to be more bee-friendly, what plants are best in attracting bees to aid in pollination, and what types of pesticides to use.

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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden - A Practical How-to Workshop

  • Gwinnett Technical College Learn-in Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop stresses sustainable gardening practices such as mulching, efficient watering methods, on-site composting, integrated pest management, and use of soil amendments. 
Topics will include preparing a bed early spring and summer crops, cover crops, installing transplants, harvesting, some pest control, and watering techniques.

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Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden - A Practical How-to Workshop

  • Gwinnett Technical College Learn-in Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop stresses sustainable gardening practices such as mulching, efficient watering methods, on-site composting, integrated pest management, and use of soil amendments. 
Topics will include preparing a bed early spring and summer crops, cover crops, installing transplants, harvesting, some pest control, and watering techniques.

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Mar
29
1:00 PM13:00

Cattle Field Day

Topics include Keys to Making Baled Silage, Economics of Baled Silage, Analyzing a Soil Report, Pasture Weed Management and Soil Health in Grazing Systems. Sponsored by the Lamar County SWCD, Towaliga SWCD, Two Rivers RC&D and Mid Georgia Cattlemen, in partnership with USDA-NRCS and UGA Extension.

Pre-registration is required by March 23rd. $5 fee. Meal provided. Call 770-358-9787 x3 or email Brenda.logan@ga.usda.gov.

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Mar
29
11:30 AM11:30

Irrigation Management Workshop

  • Burke County Office Park Auditorium, Waynesboro (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Brier Creek Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring an educational workshop discussing Irrigation Management Technology. Speakers to include Tom Mims of the Brier Creek Soil and Water Conservation District, Andy Murdoc from Zimmatic, UGA Specialist Dr. Wesley Porter, and Bo Blanchard of Blanchard Equipment.

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Mar
27
to Mar 28

The AgLanta Conference 2018: Smart Ag for Smart Cities

  • The Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The AgLanta Conference is a premier urban agriculture conference, organized by Agritecture and hosted by the City of Atlanta’s Office of Resilience, to showcase urban and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) innovation, foster community engagement, and generate economic development.
 

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Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

Planting a Bee-Friendly Garden

Grow your very own bee-friendly garden and see your garden flourish in blooms and fruits! Presented by Gwinnett County Public Library, join UGA Extension Gwinnett Master Gardener, Wes Nettleton, to learn how you can design your landscapes and gardens to be more bee-friendly, what plants are best in attracting bees to aid in pollination, and what types of pesticides to use.

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Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden - A Practical How-to Workshop

  • Gwinnett Technical College Learn-in Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop stresses sustainable gardening practices such as mulching, efficient watering methods, on-site composting, integrated pest management, and use of soil amendments. 
Topics will include preparing a bed early spring and summer crops, cover crops, installing transplants, harvesting, some pest control, and watering techniques.

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Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

Kids Day on the Farm | Atlanta Science Festival

Come visit a real-life science lab—an organic farm! Families will have the opportunity to explore the science of a real farm right inside the city. Come prepared to romp on this beautiful farm, get your hands a little dirty, and learn about food and farming. We will have plenty of kid-friendly activities. Dress for the weather, and bring your own water and snacks. 

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Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Community Farmers Markets Fundraiser Dinner Party

Mingle and enjoy a four-course, privately prepared meal by Chef Julia Sneider featuring recipes from CFM's (Community Farmers Market) Spring cookbook. All courses also feature locally sourced produce, meats and cheeses. Set inside of a 130 year old Eastlake-Style Victorian " The Buchanan House" in Grant Park, there will be appetizers and wine included as part of your coursed meal.

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Mar
13
10:00 AM10:00

Sprouting Scientists | Atlanta Science Festival

Discover the fabulous world of plants and animals at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Hands on stations focusing on the natural world will introduce toddlers to life science concepts such as metamorphosis and plant diversity. Sprouting scientists will also notice changes in the garden as it emerges from its winter slumber. Come and run among the spring blooms, listen to bird songs, and have fun at our specially designed stations. Great field trip opportunity! 

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