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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Cooking With Heart
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking With Heart

Good Samaritan Health Center presents Cooking With Heart series with the American Heart Association. These programs are closely linked to Good Sam's farm and the food they grow fresh on site. This series will feature soul food recipes with healthy twists.

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Feb
24
4:30 PM16:30

Can You Dig This? Screening & Panel

Join us for a FREE screening of Can You Dig This at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on Saturday, Feb 24. Doors open at 4:30. Guests must RSVP in advance. "CAN YOU DIG THIS" follows the inspirational journeys of four unlikely gardeners, discovering what happens when they put their hands in the soil. This is not a story of science and economics. This is a story of the human spirit, inspiring people everywhere to pick up their shovels and "plant some s#!t.

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Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

Plant Some S#!T Day: Crack In The Sidewalk

  • 561 McWilliams Road Atlanta, GA, 30315 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Crack In The Sidewalk needs your help! Farmers Chris and Isa are moving their farm accross the street and need some heavy lifters to move compost piles, plant trees, and get things ready for their new site. Bonus: Chis has several chestnut seedlings to give away if you're interested!

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Feb
27
5:30 PM17:30

Georgia Landowner Academy

This six session course is offered to landowners who own 10 or more acres of land and want to learn the basics of land management. The program will discuss ways to make your land more profitable and sustainable, how to apply for USDA programs, and provide estate planning assistance. It will also address heirs property issues, record-keeping, forestry, and agricultural business management.

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Mar
2
12:30 PM12:30

Chipper Operator Specialist Workshop

  • Habersham Extension Agriculture Service Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Tree Care Industry Association’s Tree Care Academy Chipper Operator Specialist course is designed to train tree care personnel in hazards, as well as accepted practices for brush chipper operation and other associated tasks.  This course will provide tree crew workers formal training that will increase involvement with overall OSHA safety compliance and self-policing

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Mar
6
to Mar 7

Starting a New Food Business in Georgia Workshop

If you have an interest in starting your own food business or brand, this workshop is the perfect starting point for you! The presentations are designed to provide participants with practical information on producing safe and wholesome food products. Attendees will have the opportunity to have all of their questions answered by food industry experts.

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Mar
8
9:30 AM09:30

Water Testing and Employee Training at Rodgers Greens and Roots

FREE Water Testing and Employee Training Workshop hosted by Healthy Living Farm, Extension, GFVGA, Global Growers, USDA-NRCS, Cooper Ag, and Georgia Organics Each participant will receive templates and instructions on how to document for GAP/FSMA, an opportunity for a water test cost share, free lunch, and one-on-one and group consultation from Extension and GFVGA.

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Mar
13
10:00 AM10:00

Sprouting Scientists | Atlanta Science Festival

Discover the fabulous world of plants and animals at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Hands on stations focusing on the natural world will introduce toddlers to life science concepts such as metamorphosis and plant diversity. Sprouting scientists will also notice changes in the garden as it emerges from its winter slumber. Come and run among the spring blooms, listen to bird songs, and have fun at our specially designed stations. Great field trip opportunity! 

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Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

Kids Day on the Farm | Atlanta Science Festival

Come visit a real-life science lab—an organic farm! Families will have the opportunity to explore the science of a real farm right inside the city. Come prepared to romp on this beautiful farm, get your hands a little dirty, and learn about food and farming. We will have plenty of kid-friendly activities. Dress for the weather, and bring your own water and snacks. 

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Mar
22
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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Mar
27
to Mar 28

The AgLanta Conference 2018: Smart Ag for Smart Cities

  • The Georgia Railroad Freight Depot (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The AgLanta Conference is a premier urban agriculture conference, organized by Agritecture and hosted by the City of Atlanta’s Office of Resilience, to showcase urban and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) innovation, foster community engagement, and generate economic development.
 

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Mar
29
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
5
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
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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Feb
20
9:00 AM09:00

Water Testing and Employee Training Workshop (FREE)

FREE Water Testing and Employee Training Workshop hosted by Healthy Living Farm, Extension, GFVGA, Global Growers, USDA-NRCS, Cooper Ag, and Georgia Organics Each participant will receive templates and instructions on how to document for GAP/FSMA, an opportunity for a water test cost share, free lunch, and one-on-one and group consultation from Extension and GFVGA. * This workshop is limited to 15 participants *

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Cooking With Heart
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking With Heart

Good Samaritan Health Center presents Cooking With Heart series with the American Heart Association. These programs are closely linked to Good Sam's farm and the food they grow fresh on site. This series will feature soul food recipes with healthy twists.

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Cooking With Heart
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking With Heart

Good Samaritan Health Center presents Cooking With Heart series with the American Heart Association. These programs are closely linked to Good Sam's farm and the food they grow fresh on site. This series will feature soul food recipes with healthy twists.

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Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Feb
9
to Feb 10

Sustainable Agriculture Conference

  • Oconee County Civic Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Athens Land Trust’s second Sustainable Agriculture Conference will be held February 9-10, 2018 at the Oconee County Civic Center in partnership with UGA Cooperative Extension and USDA agencies. This two-day conference will feature farm tours, inspiring stories, hands-on demonstrative workshops and networking with national agencies, local extension offices, and community partners.

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Cooking With Heart
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Cooking With Heart

Good Samaritan Health Center presents Cooking With Heart series with the American Heart Association. These programs are closely linked to Good Sam's farm and the food they grow fresh on site. This series will feature soul food recipes with healthy twists.

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Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Herbalism in Activism with Common Apothecary

In this workshop we will explore the intersection of herbal medicine, self care, and activism through readings, discussion, and hands on experiential herbal medicine making for a take home herbal tool kit. Participants will also leave with screen printed posters illustrating herbalist recipes from WonderRoot's Activist Screen Print Studio.
 

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