Cox Foundation Gives $3.75M to Food Well

Food Well Alliance is celebrating the completion of its first full year of connecting stakeholders and elevating Atlanta’s local food movement. To support the organization’s continued development, the James M. Cox Foundation announced a $3.75 million grant.

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7 Days Left to Join Healthy Soil, Healthy Community

There are just seven days left to register for the Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Initiative. Don't miss the opportunity to receive quality compost and composting tools for your garden.

Composting builds healthy soil, which can increase garden yields and decrease plant pests and diseases.

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Announcing NEW Food Innovation Network

Food Well Alliance is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Center for Civic Innovation to reimagine and re-launch the Food Innovation Network. The Food Innovation Network is a formal network of entrepreneurs, educators, and community organizers dedicated to their work with local food.

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Dig in: New collaborative initiative promotes healthy soil

Eight committed organizations in Metro Atlanta’s local food system offered their leadership and expertise to collaborate on supporting community growth through healthy soil. The initiative will address common challenges in Metro Atlanta’s community gardens and contribute to food security improvements, access to locally-grown food, and an increase in community activities and connections. 

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Grow Your Community Garden with Workshops & Composting Resources

We are announcing the Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Initiative, a collaborative effort to support community gardening through educational tools, technical assistance, online resources, and community events.

Free compost workshops are available from June through October, and are designed to help you improve your garden's soil and increase your composting skills.

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Raised Beds Help Raise Healthy Communities

Food Well Alliance recognizes community gardens as a place full of opportunities for all communities. Seniors have a place to be active, kids increase their appreciation for fresh foods, neighbors convene frequently and communities work together to increase goodwill.

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Two USDA Grant Opportunities

As one of Food Well Alliance's local food grant applicants, we thought you would be interested in two different grant opportunities from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that seek to support the development and expansion of local and regional food through business enterprises, domestic consumption, local food access and market opportunities for farm and ranch operations.

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Announcing Website Launch!

You can now learn more about Food Well Alliance and Metro Atlanta's vibrant local food system at We invite you to take a look around online and connect with the dynamic educators, organizations and entrepreneurs working with local food to create systemic change in our local economy and in the health of our communities.

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New Food Well Alliance to Drive Innovation & Fund Local Food Movement

I am excited to announce the launch of new Atlanta organization, Food Well Alliance.  We are a community of supportive partners, or what we fondly refer to as opportunity-makers, who convene and collaborate to build healthier communities by using local food as a transformational tool.

Today, Food Well Alliance announces its first initiative to provide financial support to projects, initiatives, and innovations that enhance food security, conserve the local landscape, increase community connections, promote physical activity, and improve access to locally-grown food.

Two unique grant opportunities are now available to those committed to building a healthy, resilient and just local food system in Atlanta, including local community organizers, educators and local food entrepreneurs.

To learn more about the "Local Food" grant and the "Community & Educational Garden" grant and to download applications, visit

Please share these exciting grant opportunities with your local network. Food Well Alliance will announce its awardees in March 2015; like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay informed.

We look forward to working together to build healthier communities across Metro Atlanta. Thank you for your support!

Bobbi de Winter
Executive Director, Food Well Alliance

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