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.
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.
The webinar will provide Extension Agents with information and resources to promote pollinator habitats in urban and suburban forests.
Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde is an annual event held at Wylde Center's 5th garden, Mulberry Fields located in the Atlanta Candler Park neighborhood. Family friendly, the event features food and drink vendors, live music, face painting, and games for children.
Farmers who complete the training and receive certification can earn an average of $17,000 per year AND be a source of much needed healthy produce for low-income families and seniors.
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.
Concrete Jungle's Spectacular Fruit Ramble is our largest annual event and one of Atlanta's favorite family-friendly fundraisers! Please join us on May 20th to learn about the 20 varieties of fruit growing in our city and support our efforts to make Atlanta a healthy, delicious, fruit-filled place for all!
Chef Zu of Kings Apron will facilitate a vegan soul food "Coconut Kale Wrap & Ginger Sorrel" cooking class which includes learning how to craft your very own vegan soul food style dish by using our Sunfired Kale Salad & Ginger Sorrel drink recipes.
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.
The 2018 FMPP application period closes on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
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.
FREE Soil, Compost, and GAP Readiness Workshop hosted by Jenny Jack Sun Farm, Extension, GFVGA, Global Growers, USDA-NRCS, Cooper Ag, and Georgia Organics.
Save the Date for MAUF's annual Spring Festival, scheduled to take place April 27, 2018 (Youth Day) 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
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.
This is a FREE family event and a wonderful way to learn about the educational programs that our natural urban agricultural center has to offer! These include, but are not limited to: gardening classes, learning tours and summer camp sessions.
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.
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.
The streets of Atlanta will spring to life on Sunday, April 8th as a 4.4-mile stretch of street from Downtown to Lake Claire is opened to people on foot and bike, and closed to motorized traffic (except for intersections where cars will be free to cross.)
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.
Join Emory University for a conversation with John Mackey, presented by Conscious Capitalism Atlanta and Emory Center for Ethics. John will share insights on the founding of Conscious Capitalism and the four principles that define the organization.