The local food movement is ever growing thanks to the individuals and organizations that we fondly call our opportunity makers, who host events for improving access to local foods. Submit your events related to metro Atlanta's local food system below.



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Summer in the Vegetable Garden - A Practical How-to Workshop
Jun
7
to Jun 28

Summer in the Vegetable Garden - A Practical How-to Workshop

Gwinnett Technical College in partnership with Alegre Farm in Dacula, Georgia is offering courses designed to enhance skills and appreciation of sustainable agriculture in farming practices for homeowners that are economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible, but yet productive.

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Grillin' & Chillin' 2018 - Fruit Forward Orchards
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Grillin' & Chillin' 2018 - Fruit Forward Orchards

Grillin’ & Chillin’ — Emory Point’s signature foodie fundraising series — returns for its third consecutive year with top Atlanta-area chefs and mixologists, most of whom partnered with Emory Point on Grillin’ & Chillin’ the past two years, giving their time to serve up more fabulous food and delicious drinks to raise funds for community nonprofits. A popular local jazz band will also add harmony and melody to the feasting fun.

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Atlanta Fermentation FEST
May
20
12:00 PM12:00

Atlanta Fermentation FEST

In conjunction with their grand opening, Cultured South will host the 2nd Annual Atlanta Fermentation Festival on Sunday, May 20th from noon to 6pm at Lee + White. The festival was created last year to grow awareness about fermentation and educate the community about the history and health benefits of traditional fermented foods.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Planting your Summer Garden

Truly Living Well's Gardening 101 classes offer hands-on instruction that teach fundamental to advanced concepts for growing food where you live. The classes are given the first Saturday of every month at our East Point or Collegetown Farm locations. All classes include instruction and hands on experience, meaning that you will be getting your hands dirty.

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CREATE Cohort 2 Demo Day
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

CREATE Cohort 2 Demo Day

Join Demo Day for CREATE’s second cohort on Saturday, April 21st in the Innovation Lab at Clark Atlanta University.CREATE, the Clark Russell Entrepreneurship and Technology Ecosystem, is an agriculture and food innovation pre-accelerator focused on serving aspiring entrepreneurs and southwest Atlanta.

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Pop-Up Film Screening: Look & See Wendell Berry’s Kentucky
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Pop-Up Film Screening: Look & See Wendell Berry’s Kentucky

  • East Atlanta Village Farmers Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky (trailer: https://bit.ly/2INJpKJ ) is a portrait of the changing landscapes and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture as seen through the mind’s eye of award-winning writer and farmer Wendell Berry, back home in his native Henry County, Kentucky.

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden - A Practical How-to Workshop

  • Gwinnett Technical College Learn-in Farm (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop stresses sustainable gardening practices such as mulching, efficient watering methods, on-site composting, integrated pest management, and use of soil amendments. 
Topics will include preparing a bed early spring and summer crops, cover crops, installing transplants, harvesting, some pest control, and watering techniques.

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Apr
7
2:30 PM14:30

Planting a Bee-Friendly Garden

Grow your very own bee-friendly garden and see your garden flourish in blooms and fruits! Presented by Gwinnett County Public Library, join UGA Extension Gwinnett Master Gardener, Wes Nettleton, to learn how you can design your landscapes and gardens to be more bee-friendly, what plants are best in attracting bees to aid in pollination, and what types of pesticides to use.

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