Atlanta’s urban farms and community gardens provide nutrient-rich, sustainably-grown food for our growing communities, but key to their success and long-term sustainability is healthy soil.
After listening to community gardeners and urban farmers who shared their need for healthy soil, Food Well Alliance is working to increase the supply of community-based compost in Metro Atlanta to improve soil health, and to promote more local, sustainably-grown food in communities.
To support this effort, Food Well Alliance is investing in 3 impact-driven leaders to design and test solutions for increasing community-based compost through a Food Well Alliance Design Table.
Design Tables work as a process accelerator that focus on designing innovative pilot projects that can be tested, leading to viable and scalable solutions that can be replicated across Metro Atlanta.
Compost Design Table Fellows are unique in their ability to leverage their organizational assets and intellectual capital to work collaboratively with their team to develop solutions for increasing community-based composting.
The Compost Design Table will last for a maximum of 10 months. Upon completion of the Design Table’s design phase, Fellows will pitch the proposed pilot plan to Food Well Alliance, which will provide support for research and funding for the pilot.
If you are interested in applying to become a Compost Design Table Fellow, learn more and submit an application here. Design Table applications are due on June 12, 2017.
Food Well Alliance will host an in-person information session about the Design Table process on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Register to attend the info session here.