Save The Date: Soil Festival 2019

Save The Date: Soil Festival 2019

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.

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Grantee Profile: Reggie and Roger Ramos of Grow With The Flow LLC

Grantee Profile: Reggie and Roger Ramos of Grow With The Flow LLC

Graduates from the Georgia Institute of Technology who respectively serve in the National Guard and Navy Reserve, brothers Reggie and Roger Ramos started Grow with the Flow, LLC in 2014 to provide local and naturally grown produce for residents of Tucker, GA.

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Grantee Profile: Brent Hall of Freewheel Farm

Grantee Profile: Brent Hall of Freewheel Farm

Brent Hall is the farmer and owner of Freewheel Farm, a diversified urban farm made up of three sites in the heart of Atlanta. They maximize their space through intensive planting, and believe that the quality of our produce starts with the health of their soil.

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Grantee Profile: Nuri Icgoren of Urban Sprout Farms

Grantee Profile: Nuri Icgoren of Urban Sprout Farms

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.

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Grantee Profile: Sagdrina Jalal of Georgia Farmers Market Association

Grantee Profile: Sagdrina Jalal of Georgia Farmers Market Association

Sagdrina Jalal is the founding Executive Director of the Georgia Farmers Market Association, a statewide organization led by farmers, farmers market managers and other local food advocates. GFMA seeks to support communities in growing healthy local food systems and foster pathways to equitable food access.

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A Doctor’s Perspective

A Doctor’s Perspective

This spring, Food Well Alliance partnered with The Common Market Georgia to host the Local Food & Healthcare Working Table. We convened representatives from our local food movement and healthcare institutions to determine how we can work together to improve health outcomes across Metro Atlanta. Today’s story comes from Dr. Neil Cooper, a physician at Kaiser Permanente. 

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Local Food and Healthcare Leaders Dream Big for Healthier Communities

Local Food and Healthcare Leaders Dream Big for Healthier Communities

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.

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The Kids Corner at Soil Festival 2018 Is Better Than Ever

The Kids Corner at Soil Festival 2018 Is Better Than Ever

We can’t think of a better place for your kids to be than the Kids Corner at Soil Festival 2018! This FREE, all-ages event gives children a chance to participate in a variety of hands-on activities, from building their own solar ovens and hydroponic gardens, to playing with and learning about different kinds of soil for growing food.

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