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.
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!
Come out for a festive day full of planting salsa-inspired veggies, preparing a tasty taco lunch, and preserving fresh salsa to take home!
Support PAHL's Belvedere Peace Community Garden programs when you buy a plant at their plant sale.
Wholesome Wave Georgia will host its 8th annual Southern Chefs Potluck fundraiser on the pastoral grounds at the Inn at Serenbe. This year’s event will bring together over 250 guests, chefs, and bartenders from across Georgia for an afternoon of food, fellowship, and fundraising.
Chefs Collaborative’s 8th Annual Summit, Growing Community – Owning the Future, will take place in Atlanta, GA, Saturday, September 9 – Monday, September 11, set against the backdrop of Atlanta’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Fox Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Ponce City Market. Join us for engaging presentations, hands-on workshops, delicious shared meals and celebrations, and networking with other chefs and food professionals who are building a better food system.
Bring your business idea, get feedback from mentors, and learn more about developing your small business at this hands on session.
Don’t miss this opportunity to network with other business owners and partners as we explore ways to reuse wood waste with strategies that build community and pay us back. Rain or shine. Registration is limited.
Join the North Fulton Master Gardeners to learn what native plants will look beautiful in your yard and be hardy enough to withstand drought conditions!
As Congress debates the next farm bill, now is a critical time for young farmers to make their voices heard. The Young Farmer Roundtable is an opportunity for young and beginning farmers from the 8th District to share their needs directly with Congressman Scott and the agricultural community. Young farmers will speak to their challenges, successes and needs as young agricultural entrepreneurs and ask for Congressman Scott’s support in the farm bill process.
PeachFest, a first of its kind event in Atlanta, hits downtown on Sunday, August 13. Named after Georgia’s most iconic product, this festival aims to celebrate all of this great state’s agricultural diversity – from the namesake peach to blueberries and peanuts, heritage breed pigs and Vidalia onions.
The Atlanta urban agriculture community is kicking off the Aglanta Forum on July 21-22, 2017, hosted at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History (AARL) in partnership with Historic Westside Gardensand the American Community Garden Association.
Join us for the Norcross Local Food Forum, which will highlight how Norcross works with community partners like Sustainable Norcross and the Georgia Farmers Market Association to build community and improving the quality of life for its diverse community of residents through sustainable measures and locally-produced food.
The Serve-Learn-Sustain Summer Book Club will be hosting an interactive discussion on industrial agriculture vs. local food systems, and the environmental and social implications of our food choices.