Love Local: A Soil Festival to Grow Healthier Communities

“Essentially, all life depends upon the soil ... There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together.” - Charles E. Kellogg, USDA Yearbook of Agriculture, 1938

Join us on August 27 as we unite around community and backyard gardeners to support their role in shaping healthier communities in metro Atlanta.

It all starts with soil, so we rounded up some of Atlanta’s best educators and resources to support healthier communities by developing best composting practices. That rich, dark vitality where it all begins and ends. Healthy soil is essential and it all starts with composting best practices to increase food security and our sustainable future. Come out with your fellow community garden members, family and friends to learn how each of us can decrease pests and disease and increase yield in community gardens.

The 2nd annual Soil Festival will take place at Truly Living Well’s new farm and educational center in Collegetown. We’ll kick things off at 2:00 p.m. with an exhibition of compost experts, garden educators, health agencies and urban growers. Following this kickoff, there will be tours of the new Collegetown facility, composting workshops and opportunities to taste some delicious, local food and drinks!

Our vision for this event is to bring as many community gardeners together as we can, connecting you to resources that will help you grow more and better food. To top it all off, you can win organic compost for your community garden.

Join us August 27 as we rally around each other to grow healthier communities by building healthy soil. We love local food, local growers and our local soil, and we want to bring everyone together to celebrate the local food movement!

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