Historic Westside Gardens 10 Year Anniversary

Historic Westside Gardens (HWG) started in 2009 with the installation of a dozen home gardens in Vine City and technical assistance to the residents on how to garden. Now ten years later, HWG serves more than 150 families on the Westside. managers two community garden hubs, and offers programming centered around gardening, health, and wellness.

For HWG's 10 year anniversary we will be hosing a night of celebration and entertainment. Come and enjoy live music by the Farmers Jam Band, catered finger foods, mocktails created with HWG’s own herbs, and local craft beer. The event will also feature community voices sharing Historic Westside Garden’s amazing journey from a seedling nonprofit to what it is today. 

Come celebrate the last ten years and get inspried to help HWG fulfill its mission over the decade to come!

Full Moon Farmers Jam


Full Moon Farmers Jam will be the first official Farmers Jam on a farm! Join us in celebration of the Harvest Moon as we give thanks to those who make the harvest possible. Our new flavor of Peach Pie Farmers Jam created by Chef Zu will be available for purchase and tasting. Hear new songs, tour the farm, and help us raise money to plant more fruit trees. All funds from this event go directly to farmers and planting fruit trees. See you there!

Wrecking Bar Brewpub Bottle Release Party


Join us Saturday, August 17th for the 2nd annual Mexican Bottle Release and GA Craft Beer Fortnight Kickoff Party from 12 – 4 PM. Tickets are limited to 200, every guest will receive two 500ml bottles of Wrecking Bar’s Mexican Siberius Maximus Russian Imperial Stout with an option to buy another, and first right of refusal to buy a couple of other special one off bottles and cans. In addition, we will have some special beers from the best breweries in GA. Food included in ticket price, Tacos, of course, with all the fixins curated in-house by Chef Nick, and catered by the best taco joint in the hood, Alan Raines’, El Tesoro. Entertainment provided by The Farmer Jam to open up, and a seven-piece Mariachi band returning from last year to really bring it home. More details to come on social channels and here as our ideas and imagination come to reality.

AgLanta Eats 2019


AgLanta Eats, the hyper local food festival now in its fourth year returns to the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Monday, July 15! The festival will feature a variety of tastings prepared by top, local chefs utilizing the freshest ingredients from AgLanta growers and metro Atlanta farms. Attendees will have access to the Atlanta Botanical Garden while enjoying farm fresh food, a selection of beverages, live music, garden tours, and a silent auction. This event is open to all ages, so be sure to bring your friends and family together for an unforgettable evening!

In addition to full access to the Atlanta Botanical Garden during this private event, general admission tickets include unlimited tastings while supplies last. VIP tickets include unlimited tastings while supplies last and two (2) drinks, plus a pre-event reception from 4-5pm, free parking, and exclusive access to VIP areas with additional food available throughout the main event. Youth tickets for children ages 6-10 are available (with paying adult) for $15. Children 5 and under can attend for free with a paying adult. Attendees can purchase additional drinks at the event.

Proceeds from the evening benefit the AgLanta "Grows-A-Lot" program, in association with Groundwork Atlanta and the Atlanta Mayor's Office of Resilience, which supports the conversion of vacant and underutilized parcels in the City of Atlanta into productive urban farms and gardens. In 2018, the AgLanta "Grows-A-Lot" team made eight (8) sites available to local growers, including five (5) community gardens and three (3) farm sites. 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!

Farmers Jam: Showcase

The Farmers Jam Band is back! This time we're showcasing the individual performers within the band. Check out music from C.Loud, International Lelo Jones, Aja Ray Embry, Chef Zu, Cam Christian, and more.

You know we're gonna keep it farmy! Farm to table food will be specially prepared by Chef Zu as we sell jam to raise money for a BIG fruit tree planting this fall. Stay tuned for details!

Living Color Racial Equity Dialogue Dinner

Join Chef Zu in bringing people of diverse backgrounds together over dinner to talk about racial equity in the food and farming space.

The Living Color Dialogue Dinner focuses on creating a safe space for sharing innovative and creative ideas around how farmers, food workers, chefs, restaurants, local food initiatives and food & farming non-profits can best deal with racial inequities in the workspace.

Chef Zu has partnered with GENERATOR for the space and with Rachel Willis of ELEVATING EQUITY. We will collectively share ideas based around a set of questions on what Racial Equity is, how it works and why we should all become more involved with advocacy. All guests will leave with a "Elevating Equity Tool Kit" to take back into their workspaces and food communities.

The Living Color Dialogue Dinner will feature a sustainable farm-to-table 5-course vegan cuisine dinner prepared by Chef Zu. Vegan Wine will be available with a donation.

Ticket Prices reflect the 2018 Gender, Race, & Ethnicity Wage Gap as reported by the Institute for Women Studies Research. You can find the study HERE.

The venue is not handicap accessible and has a single restroom.

Sponsors include Georgia Farmers Market Association, Slow Food Atlanta, Georgia Organics, Love is Love Farm and Longleaf Media.

Thanks to our Partners ELEVATING EQUITY and GENERATOR



We design and facilitate sessions that address topics including, but not limited to:

• Understanding the History of Race in America

• Name It & Name It Always: Examining Privilege & Intersectionality

• Reflecting on the Impact of Race in Our Daily Lives

• Recognizing & Challenging Implicit Bias

• Race Today: Reacting to Current Events

• Race & Education

Rachel Willis is an award winning educator with over a decade of experience teaching and leading in K-12 and graduate level settings. Named the 2009 Atlanta Public Schools Elementary Teacher of the Year and 2010 Milken Educator Award recipient, Rachel served on Governor Nathan Deal’s (R-GA) Education Advisory Board and was appointed as a trustee to the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia.

In 2012, Rachel was recruited to redesign a professional development program centered around culturally responsive teaching and race and equity for Teach For America corps members and alumni in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. During this time, Rachel also designed and served as a co-instructor of a pilot program at Columbia University’s Teachers College focused on preparing current and aspiring principals to lead racially equitable schools.

Building off of her experience designing and facilitating learning experiences, Rachel founded Elevating Equity in 2015 to create spaces for educators and community members to examine race and ensure every child receives an equitable education.


GENERATOR’s mission is to help people generate, pursue, connect, and deliver ideas that support the future of cities. We envision a world where everyday people, armed with ideas and ready for action, can create real and lasting change for their communities and for the world.

WHO WE ARE > Generator was founded by Ryan Gravel, the original visionary behind the Atlanta Beltline. Joining Generator as Executive Director is Heather Infantry.

CONTEXT > There is a tsunami of change coming to Atlanta and to cities around the world. The turmoil that we see emerging from these changes includes rapid population growth, demographic shifting and social inequities, wasteful land and energy consumption, rampant environmental degradation, worsening traffic congestion, escalating costs for housing and construction, and a widespread technological revolution. This is generating both a palpable sense of social unrest and a remarkable cultural awakening that channels all that energy from change into new ideas and solutions.

Cities have always reflected the economic, social, and cultural turbulence of the times. And while we may not know exactly what these current changes will mean for our lives, we do know that new ideas are needed to manage the scale and pace of this change. We also know that there are people with great ideas all around us – if only they could be heard.

That is why we’re creating GENERATOR.

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.

This free event is for all ages and raises awareness of the benefits of using local compost to improve and maintain high quality soil and to grow healthy food. This year, we encourage all attendees to bring kitchen scraps to the event to support the production of healthy soil in Atlanta.

Soil Festival 2019 will be held at Truly Living Well’s Collegetown Farm in Southwest Atlanta, and includes a host of exciting opportunities for school gardeners, community gardeners, backyard gardeners, urban farmers, educators, beginning gardeners and children! Never been to a farm? This festival is for you, too!

Soil Festival 2019 will feature:

  • Educational workshops on gardening, composting and beekeeping

  • Children’s corner with fun garden-based activities and story time

  • Variety of urban agriculture vendors to learn tools of the trade from

  • Petting zoo for the kids!

  • Free compost for your garden

  • Complimentary farm-to-table food and fare

Come out with your fellow garden members, family, friends and neighbors to learn how each of us can help to preserve soil and continue growing healthier communities at Soil Festival.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Earth Day Farmers Jam


Celebrate community-based composting on Earth Day with Farmers Jam at Monday Night Garage! Join us for a fun evening of live music, delicious food, and lots of ways to learn about the many benefits of compost.

Farmers Jam is a collective of growers and friends who play music to bring nature’s rhythm to life. At each event, we sell local jam to raise money so we can plant more fruit trees.

At the Earth Day Farmers Jam, we're celebrating community-based composting with Food Well Alliance, the Georgia Recycling Coalition, and the Atlanta Community Compost Council.

Admission is free and open to the public, and food and drinks will be available to purchase. There will also be opportunities to win fun prizes, engage with local growers, and learn how your food scraps can become rich compost to grow healthy, delicious food in metro Atlanta.

Doors will be open in accordance with Monday Night Garage business hours. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

This event is funded in part by a grant from US EPA Region 4