Historic Westside Gardens (HWG) started in 2009 with the installation of a dozen home gardens in Vine City and technical assistance to the residents on how to garden. Now ten years later, HWG serves more than 150 families on the Westside. managers two community garden hubs, and offers programming centered around gardening, health, and wellness.
ACGA has partnered with the USDA to offer Growing Communities Workshops in three Georgia metropolitan areas. For nearly 40 years ACGA has recognized that there needs to be as much, if not more, attention to developing the HUMAN infrastructure – the COMMUNITY – of the garden. The goal of the ACGA Growing Communities Workshop is to build SUSTAINABLE community gardens by focusing on the people.
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Food Well Alliance invites you to the 5th Annual Soil Festival -- and it’s bigger and better than ever before! Soil Festival is an annual tradition of celebrating soil as a key source for building gardens and healthier communities. This year, we’re unveiling a brand new Community Compost Learning Lab, the first of its kind in metro Atlanta.
Haylene Green is a nurse by passion, printer by trade, and a farmer by DNA.
When Rosario Hernandez first moved to the Westside, it was really hard to find good quality produce. One day, she looked at her big backyard and said to herself, “Let me just grow some stuff of my own.”
Over the past few weeks, we’ve traveled nearly 500 miles visiting the sites of our 2017 and 2018 grant recipients. What a privilege to see the things they’ve accomplished - and to hear about the challenges they’ve faced.
In 2012, Nuri Icgoren founded Urban Sprout Farms, a biodynamic, certified organic farm located in the Polar Rock neighborhood of Lakewood Heights. The five-acre plot, just a few miles southeast of Downtown Atlanta, is home to hoop houses, fresh herbs and flower beds, producing an average of 8,600 pounds of food annually.
Food Well Alliance is excited to announce our 2019 grant opportunities, with an investment of $200,000 in metro Atlanta’s local food system.
As a local food leader in a city surrounded by excellent healthcare providers, Food Well Alliance went straight to the source to determine how local food could improve healthcare outcomes in Metro Atlanta. We partnered with The Common Market Georgia to host the Local Food & Healthcare Working Table held on March 22 and 29, 2018. Here’s what we discovered.
Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for Soil Festival 2018. This year’s event was our best yet! Find out more about what went down and check out some beautiful photos.
Whether you’re an urban farmer, a community gardener or a backyard gardener taking your first steps into composting and gardening, Soil Festival 2018 has workshops for you.
Spring is finally here! As the days get warmer, gardeners and farmers across Atlanta are rolling up their sleeves and digging into the soil to prepare for the spring growing season. At Food Well Alliance, we are hard at work planning Soil Festival 2018!
Food Well Alliance’s Compost Design Table is well underway as the design fellows continue to design a potential solution for increasing community-based composting in Metro Atlanta.
Through Food Well Alliance's 2018 Community Garden Grant, we will invest a total of up to $50,000 to support neighborhood leaders and the long-term sustainability of their community gardens.
Food Well Alliance is excited to announce that Kim Karris has been named the new executive director.
Food Well Alliance invites you to join us for our fourth annual Soil Festival as we continue a tradition of celebrating soil as a key source for building gardens and healthier communities.
Food Well Alliance is investing $300,000 in 13 organizations that are creating a vibrant and more resilient city through locally grown food.
During the Economic Development Local Food Forum, we heard the incredible stories of two local food leaders and a community partner and leader who are all working to boost economic development in Atlanta through locally-grown food.
The creation of Food Well Alliance was made possible through funding from our founding benefactor, the James M. Cox Foundation and through the vision of Jim Kennedy and Bill Bolling. Together, they saw an opportunity to connect members of Atlanta’s local food movement to collectively build a healthier community. Food Well Alliance exists to bring this vision to life.
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