AgLanta Eats

Groundwork Atlanta is thrilled to present AgLanta Eats, the hyper local food festival formerly known as Taste of AgLanta, now in its third year with a new name, a fresh look, and an incredible venue! AgLanta Eats features a variety of tastings prepared by top, local chefs utilizing the freshest ingredients from farms in metro Atlanta. It’s all going down at the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Gardens, which will be open exclusively to attendees of AgLanta Eats. Add in your pick of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, a silent auction, and live music, and you've got a recipe for an epic evening on Monday, July 16!

Proceeds from the evening benefit the AgLanta "Grows-A-Lot" program, in association with Groundwork Atlanta, which supports the conversion of vacant and underutilized parcels owned by the City of Atlanta and Georgia Power into productive urban farms and gardens. This year, the AgLanta "Grows-A-Lot" team has launched four (4) pilot sites, with five (5) more launching later this year. Join us in celebrating the rich culture and agricultural traditions of our city at AgLanta Eats, and help us fund the continued growth of Atlanta's urban food system!

In addition to access to the Atlanta Botanical Garden during this private event, general admission tickets include three (3) coupons for tastings and one (1) drink (additional tasting coupons and drinks will be available for purchase at the event). VIP tickets include five (5) tasting coupons and two (2) drinks, plus a pre-event reception from 4-5pm, free parking, and exclusive access to the rooftop terrace with additional food and spectacular views available throughout the main event

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aglanta-eats-benefitting-groundwork-atlanta-tickets-45818941688?aff=ehomecard

Soil Festival 2018

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.

This free event is for all ages and raises awareness of the benefits of using compost to improve and maintain high quality soil and to grow healthy food.

Soil Festival 2018 will be held at Truly Living Well’s Collegetown Farm in Atlanta, and includes a host of exciting opportunities for school gardeners, community gardeners, backyard gardeners, urban farmers, educators, beginning gardeners and children!

This year's Soil Festival will feature educational workshops on gardening and composting; a children’s corner with fun garden-based activities and story time; a variety of urban agriculture vendors to learn tools of the trade from; a petting zoo; and free bags of compost for your garden.

We will also be providing great tunes and complimentary farm-to-table food and fare.

Dig in, meet fellow gardeners, and visit all of the exhibitors who will be sharing resources and tools to help you enjoy the successes of gardening.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-well-alliance-presents-soil-festival-2018-tickets-42476939670

 

CAN YOU DIG THIS? Screening & Panel

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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 here 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."

The film will be followed by a panel featuring Abiodun Henderson of Gangstas to Growers, Brennan Washington of Phoenix Gardens and Southern SARE, Wayne Swanson of Swanson Family Farms, Ahzjah Simons of Sevananda Natural Foods Market, and Sagdrina Jalal of Georgia Farmers Market Association. The panel will be moderated by emcee Tenisio Seanima of Nature's Candy Farms and Georgia Organics.

Everyone is also invited to participate in PLANT SOME S#!T Day on Sunday, Feb 25 by planting fruit trees in their yard or community garden, or by joining one of several community plantings around ATL. A sign up link to volunteer at a planting will be available soon.

Join the movement online by tagging #plantsomeshit #atl on social media during the month of February.

Purchase fruit trees at the 9th ALFI Fruit Tree Sale on Feb 10 so you take take part in the action. Find details atwww.fruittreesale.com.

Food For Thought Conference

Georgia Farmers Market Association's Food for Thought Conference brings market managers, farmers, municipalities, agricultural businesses, educators, healthcare professionals, food advocates and local food enthusiasts together to share their experience, knowledge and passion for healthy food, strong communities and food sovereignty.

Find out more at https://mygeorgiamarket.org/food-thought-conference-2017/

PeachFest

PeachFest, named after Georgia’s most iconic crop, aims to celebrate all of this great state’s agricultural diversity – from the namesake peach to blueberries and peanuts, heritage breed pigs and Vidalia onions. 

More than 30 chefs preparing dishes with peaches, barkeeps making Bourbon Punches, premium wines, and love music from Packaway Handle. All proceeds will go to charity.

Some of the city’s biggest names in hospitality will take us on a journey that is both delicious and inspiring. A delicious culinary initiative to educate attendees on our local harvest raised by family farmers in Georgia.

Our Goals include:

Help Raise Money for Charity with a Silent Auction
Celebrate Georgia’s Best Farmers and Spirit
Discover a New Way to Experience Downtown
Enjoy an Honest and Good Culinary Event

Activities include:

Support Education through Consumption & Celebration
Learn about Agri-Tourism through Local Producers
Meet with Reputable Sponsors & Brand Ambassadors
Practice What You Peach! 

Check out more details at www.peachfest.org

Taste of Aglanta

Steeped in rich cultural fabric of Atlanta, the Sweet Auburn Curb Market will host the 2017 Taste of Aglanta event on Saturday night, July 22nd with a VIP event tasting starting at 7pm, doors for general admission open at 7:30pm - 10pm.

Purchase tickets at taste-of-aglanta.eventbrite.com

Alongside City of Atlanta Urban Agriculture Director Mario Cambardella, we appeared on WABE's A Closer Look with Rose Scott to discuss the event at the 44 minute mark.