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

Atlanta Streets Alive
Jun
11
4:00 pm16:00

Atlanta Streets Alive

Atlanta Streets Alive is an initiative of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Join us as we close the streets to cars and open them to people. Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way.

Jun
21
9:00 am09:00

2017 School Garden Teacher Training

  • Research and Education Garden, Griffin

For summer 2017 UGA Extension is offering an intensive two-day workshop designed for the school garden challenges of Georgia’s teaching professionals. Join us this June to upgrade your gardening skills, increase the use of the garden in your classroom, and network with other professionals.

Jun
22
9:00 am09:00

2017 School Garden Teacher Training

  • UGA Griffin Campus

For summer 2017 UGA Extension is offering an intensive two-day workshop designed for the school garden challenges of Georgia’s teaching professionals. Join us this June to upgrade your gardening skills, increase the use of the garden in your classroom, and network with other professionals.

Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Hyde Farm Cooking Class

  • Hyde Farm

Come out for the second class of a free, four-part cooking class series sponsored by Cobb Parks. The classes will be presented by Terri Carter of UGA Cobb County Extension.

Metro Atlanta Urban Farm Youth Field Day
Sep
29
10:00 am10:00

Metro Atlanta Urban Farm Youth Field Day

  • Metro Atlanta Urban Farm

Bring the kids out for a day of fun at Metro Atlanta Urban Farm. Some of the attractions during the field day will include a farm tour, petting zoo, planting and face painting.


May
24
10:30 am10:30

Salsa Gardening

  • Farm Chastain @ the Chastain Park Conservancy

Learn how to grow your own organic ingredients to make a variety of salsas!

May
21
3:30 pm15:30

Concrete Jungle's Spectacular Fruit Ramble

  • Orpheus Brewing

Join Concrete Jungle for its annual Fruit Tree Ramble, an event to highlight the bounty of fruit growing right in our backyard, while also raising the funds for us to continue harvesting unwanted fruits and vegetables to donate to Atlanta’s homeless and hungry.

A Toast to the Culture in Agriculture
May
21
3:00 pm15:00

A Toast to the Culture in Agriculture

  • Bamboo Creek Farm

Join Global Growers for the 6th annual Toast to the Culture in Agriculture on May 21th, 2017 from 3pm until 5pm. The event will showcase local brews and spring flavors from around the globe at the idyllic, 15-acre Bamboo Creek Farm, where the farmers are global and the food is local. 

May
20
10:00 am10:00

Composting at Farm Chastain

  • Farm Chastain @ Chastain Park

Join the North Fulton Master Gardeners for a great workshop on increasing the fertility of your soil through compost and the various types of composting available!

Park Pride Community Garden Tour
May
20
9:00 am09:00

Park Pride Community Garden Tour

  • Atlanta History Center

Park Pride annually brings together community garden and urban ag enthusiasts for a tour of plots and farms in the City of Atlanta and to network with local garden enthusiasts. Whether you are an experienced or novice gardener or interested in learning more about community gardens in Atlanta, this tour will provide plenty of insight and inspiration. Come fall in love with our growing community and our city!

4th Annual Root Ball
May
17
7:00 pm19:00

4th Annual Root Ball

This year’s event will highlight Trees Atlanta’s growth on the Westside including our installation of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum on the Westside BeltLine Trail.

Georgia Farm To School Summit
May
11
10:00 am10:00

Georgia Farm To School Summit

  • Helms College

The Farm to School Summit connects schools, early care centers, and local farms and distributors to serve and champion healthy, local meals in cafeterias, improve student nutrition, and increase farm and gardening educational opportunities. This year’s Summit welcomes farmers, teachers, early care educators and administrators, school nutrition staff, students, parents, and others interested in learning more about Georgia’s farm to school movement.

Soil Festival 2017: Healthy Soil, Healthy Food
May
6
1:00 pm13:00

Soil Festival 2017: Healthy Soil, Healthy Food

  • Truly Living Well's Collegtown Farm

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.

Apr
29
2:00 pm14:00

Chickens Are Easy: Chickens 101

  • Decatur Residence - address emailed to participants

Join The Celtic Gardener, Anne-Marie Anderson, for Homestead Atlanta's popular chicken crash course. This class will cover legislation, coop design, breed selection, care and feeding. You will also receive a resource list of local chicken groups, vets, chick and feed sources.

Apr
28
10:00 am10:00

POSTPONED: Weaving Threads of Change: Weekend-Long Seminar in Community Resilience, Civic Resistance, and Regenerative Culture

Singer/Songwriter/Activist Leah Song of the acclaimed Southern-born-and-based Folk/World ensemble Rising Appalachia is co-producing a weekend-long “Resiliency Training” in Atlanta, GA, titled "Weaving Threads of Change: Community Resilience, Civic Resistance, and Regenerative Culture”. The training will take place from April 28th through April 30th at The Elevator Factory

Atlanta Streets Alive
Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

Atlanta Streets Alive

Atlanta Streets Alive is an initiative of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. Join us as we close the streets to cars and open them to people. Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way.

Apr
22
10:30 am10:30

Harvest Invitational

  • Comfort Farms

On Earth Day, Harvest Invitational at Comfort Farms will bring together restaurateurs, grocers, architects, entrepreneurs, technologists, business owners, policy makers, farmers, and local community members for a day of eating, networking, eating some more, and knowledge sharing from our panel discussion on the future of local food.

Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Certified Organic Plant And Fruit Tree Sale

  • Urban Sprout Farms

Shop Local at Urban Sprout Farms for their Certified Organic Plant And Fruit Tree Sale! Over 30 varieties of Heirloom peppers, tomatoes and herbs. Pick up your organic compost and potting soil! Free compost tea for every purchase over $50!

Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Eat. CHAT. Grow.

  • Aluma Farm

Join Georgia Food Oasis - Atlanta for a relaxed sunset networking event at Aluma Farm on the Westside BeltLine Trail. Celebrate the work being done in Atlanta's local food movement and get to know others who are doing great work and are passionate about the cause.

Apr
21
Apr 22

Georgia Urban AG & Outdoor Expo

  • Jim Miller Park

Come and Learn from a diverse line of Partners, Sponsors, and Vendors. Get up close and personal with fresh grown foods and plants, erosion control technology, farming exhibitors, community safety displays and many others. Food trucks will be available.

Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

Free Vegetable Gardening Class

  • Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church

Topics will include types of vegetables to grow in our area, how to care for them, and how to produce a bountiful harvest.

Apr
15
10:00 am10:00

Hyde Farm Cooking Class

  • Hyde Farm

Come out for a free, four-part cooking class series sponsored by Cobb Parks. The classes will be presented by Terri Carter of UGA Cobb County Extension.

Metro Atlanta Urban Farm Youth Field Trip
Apr
14
10:00 am10:00

Metro Atlanta Urban Farm Youth Field Trip

  • Metro Atlanta Urban Farm

Bring the kids out for a day of fun at Metro Atlanta Urban Farm. Some of the attractions during the field day will include a farm tour, petting zoo, planting and face painting.

Apr
14
9:00 am09:00

Wylde Center’s Spring Plant Sale Festival

  • Oakhurst Garden

The Wylde Center's annual plant sale festival features vegetable transplants grown onsite including over 70 varieties of tomatoes, 28 varieties of peppers, and 13 varieties of eggplant, as well as okra, beans, soybeans, peanuts, cucumbers, and squash.