The local food movement in Metro Atlanta is thriving and there are plenty of ways to get involved.
Whether you want to volunteer at a community garden, start a restaurant with a locally-sourced menu or teach kids how to grow their own food, Food Well Alliance is providing you with a few starting points.
Volunteer at a Farm or Garden
Look up your address on the Atlanta Regional Commission's interactive map of farms and gardens, and there’s a good chance you will find an urban garden, farm or orchard within minutes from your home that needs hands-on workers. It’s a great way to find out if gardening is something you enjoy and want to continue in your own backyard or with neighbors in a community garden. You can also sign-up to volunteer at a community garden near you at Atlanta Community Food Bank.
Attend Local Food Events
From potluck dinners, to Wylde Center's Atlanta Urban Coop Tour, from workshops and seminars, to conferences, there’s always something going on in Atlanta’s local food community. Check out Food Well Alliance’s comprehensive listing. You can also share your event, and we will help you get the word out.
Be an Advocate
Use your voice and/or your social networks to join the conversation about the advantages and challenges of food systems in Atlanta and Georgia. Learn about Atlanta’s urban agriculture zoning ordinance, USDA Farm to School district wellness policies, Georgia Grown's "Feed My School" and GMO product labeling in Georgia. Share what you learn with your family, friends and networks.
Tell Us What’s Important
Food Well Alliance organizes Working Well Groups to brainstorm about various concerns in the local food system. By gathering and sharing ideas, we help people problem-solve and strategize. We invite you to learn more about the alliance and submit topics for consideration.
Share Your Story
We want to share the stories of Opportunity Makers in Atlanta - the leaders who are making the local food movement accessible to increasing numbers of people. They are enlarging the circle and bringing the local food movement to their communities. Who are they? Individuals, organizations, educators and businesses. Tell us your story or let us know about someone with an innovative approach to Atlanta’s local food movement.
Share Your Information
Do you or your organization have some interesting information, research or data that could help us collectively understand Metro Atlanta’s local food system? We’re interested in collecting, analyzing and sharing this information to enhance our focus on important issues. We’d love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.