#FarmersMarketWeek: How Cox Supports Atlanta’s Food Movement Through Food Well Alliance

#FarmersMarketWeek: How Cox Supports Atlanta’s Food Movement Through Food Well Alliance

Cox Enterprises is a strong supporter of strengthening Atlanta’s local economy through the food movement, building healthy communities, supporting innovation and connecting people to food resources. Last year, the James M. Cox Foundation announced a $3.5 million grant to support Atlanta’s Food Well Alliance. Formed in partnership with Atlanta Community Food Bank, the alliance aims to transform Atlanta’s local food system and improve local quality of life.

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ILSR’s NSR Program Replicated in Atlanta, GA

ILSR and Terra Nova Compost collaborated closely to fundraise for, design and implement the inaugural class of the Community Compost Advocate Training Program (CCATP), which was offered with with generous financial support of the Food Well Alliance.

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Creative Loafing: Now hiring: City Hall's urban agriculture director

Creative Loafing: Now hiring: City Hall's urban agriculture director

While Atlanta farmers pick the last tomatoes of the year and coax collard and kale seedlings out of the earth, City Hall is looking for an urban agriculture director to help put more fresh healthy food on Atlantans' tables.

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SaportaReport: Food Well Alliance celebrates its first year with Healthy Soil Festival

The Food Well Alliance, which was formed about a year ago, held its first major event Saturday – Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Festival – at the Truly Living Well urban farm.

Hundreds of people showed up during the festival to learn more about how to encourage and provide greater access to healthy foods – especially in communities that have been described as food deserts.

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The Atlanta Journal‑Constitution: Free compost party in Atlanta

The power of good soil can make the difference between a bumper crop of tomatoes and squash or the bumper crop of frustration comes with a lackluster veggie garden.

But learning how to compost is not only a good idea for a workshop, it’s also a reason to party.

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