Soil Festival 2019: Everything You Need to Know

Soil Festival is on May 4, 2019 at Truly Living Well's Collegetown Farm.  RSVP here!

If you’ve never been to Truly Living Well’s Collegetown Farm, Soil Festival 2019 is the perfect opportunity to see an urban farm in action. You can take a tour, join a workshop, or even participate in harvesting fresh vegetables that will be used in a cooking demonstration. You can also support Truly Living Well by bringing food scraps for their compost pile.

But wait, it gets better! In 2019, we’ve got so much more in store. Lawton Street will be closed down to make way for live music, STEAM Truck, Soccer in the Streets, face painting, and games. We’ve got a great lineup of chefs, vendors and exhibitors, in addition to a wonderful Kids’ Corner. There will also be a local marketplace and farm themed photo booths!

Did we mention there’s free compost, food, and Soil Festival swag for attendees? You don’t want to miss it!

We’ve mapped out the entire schedule below.
Before you check it out, be sure to read these important tips:


  • Truly Living Well’s Collegetown Farm is located at
    324 Lawton St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

  • Remember, Lawton Street will be closed to traffic!

  • Street Parking is available surrounding Truly Living Well on the following streets: Sells Ave, Westview Drive, Peeples Street, Dargan Place

  • Additionally, you can park in the parking lots at:

    • M. Agnes Jones Elementary School | 1040 Fair St SW

    • Shiloh Baptist Church | 1150 Westview Dr SW

  • Riding your bike? Bike valet will be located near the Westview Drive registration table. You can also sign up to ride to Soil Festival with Civil Bikes!

  • Due to limited parking on site, please consider carpooling or using MARTA, Uber, or Lyft. See MARTA directions here. 



  • Truly Living Well is an active urban farm so there will be bees buzzing around, playing the important role of pollinating produce and flowers.

  • We suggest attendees wear closed toed shoes.

  • Free gift bags and compost will be available (while supplies last) for those who RSVP online. RSVP here.

Festival Schedule

1:00 PM - Festival Begins!

1:15 PM - Walking Tour of Kids Corner Garden

1:30 PM - Greenhouse Tour

1:30 PM - Second Line Parade Begins on Lawton Street

1:45 PM - Storytelling with JR Murphy (Kids Corner)

2:00 PM - Welcome by Food Well Alliance and Truly Living Well

2:15 PM - Workshop - SOIL 101 - Melissa Mattee | UGA Extension

2:15 PM - Cooking Class (Kids Corner)

2:15 PM - Fruit Tree Tour

3:00 PM - Workshop - COOKING 101 - AnHer El + Asata | Truly Living Well

3:15 PM - Workshop - GARDENING 101 - Ras Kofi | Truly Living Well

3:15 PM - Farm Tour

4:00 PM - Native and Healing Plant Tour

4:15 PM - Workshop - COMPOSTING 101 - Whitney C. Jaye | Semente Farm

5:00 PM - Festival Ends

2019 Exhibitors

  • CompostNow


  • Georgia Farmers Market Association

  • Fulton County Cooperative Extension

  • Shades of Green Permaculture Design

  • Georgia Organics


  • Greening Youth Foundation

  • M. Agnes Jones Elementary School

  • Soil3

Kids Corner

  • Storytelling with JR Murphy

  • Compost In A Jar

  • Seed Bomb Sensory Station

  • Children’s Cooking Class

  • Seed starting with Chy Kellogg

  • Petting Zoo

  • Face Painting

  • STEAM Truck

  • Soccer in the Streets!