PeachTalk
Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

PeachTalk

"PeachTalks” is a monthly series of good food discussions focused on Open Access Agriculture (OAA), technology, and hospitality on the last Wednesday of each month at FlatironCity. Mario Cambardella, part of the Mayor’s Resilience team (focused on Ag in the City) and Brady Lowe (Founder of Cochon555 / Piggy Bank) lead the speaking series hand-picking speakers to lead a discussion around the context of food in Georgia. The series is designed to inspire new agricultural systems to come together and share ideas on open platforms, ranging from apps to new partnerships.

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Jun
8
3:00 PM15:00

AgLanta Grows-A-Lot Office Hours

Do you have questions about your AgLanta Grows-A-Lot application? Do you need assistance from the AgLanta team? Come by our office hours on Thursday 6/7/18 and Friday 6/8/18 between 3 and 5 p.m. at the Center for Civic Innovation to ask questions and get feedback on your application. 

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Jun
8
to Jun 9

Journeyman Farmers Certificate - Biz Planning Class

June 8 & 9 (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM) 

Small Farm Business Planning part composed of four sessions that address financial matters that small farmers need to understand. Subjects covered include preparing a business plan, using balance sheets, risk management, and other pertinent topics. The presenters are from the UGA Small Business Development Center. Must attend this section in order to participate in the Fruit and Vegetable Production one.

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Jun
7
3:00 PM15:00

AgLanta Grows-A-Lot Office Hours

Do you have questions about your AgLanta Grows-A-Lot application? Do you need assistance from the AgLanta team? Come by our office hours on Thursday 6/7/18 and Friday 6/8/18 between 3 and 5 p.m. at the Center for Civic Innovation to ask questions and get feedback on your application. 

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May
30
5:00 AM05:00

PeachTalks - "Grown in Georgia"

"PeachTalks” is a monthly speaking series focused on the intersection of agriculture, technology and hospitality while developing a culture of Open Access Agriculture (OAA) for community based agriculture on the last Wednesday of each month at FlatironCity. Mario Cambardella, part of the Mayor’s Resilience team (focused on Ag in the City) and Brady Lowe (Founder of Cochon555 / Piggy Bank) lead the series with bespoke speakers known to lead a discussion around the context of food and technology in Georgia. 

The series is designed to inspire new agricultural systems to come together and share ideas on open platforms, ranging from apps to new partnerships. Each panel of thought leaders explores sustainable solutions in support of a safer, more transparent food future. The series is themed "Georgia is our Home," and hopes to inspire new agricultural systems to come together and share ideas on open platforms. "PeachTalks" are interwoven with Cochon555-style food and drink experiences.

At each event the speakers discuss a problem based on a theme, together we engage an audience and discuss solutions using a collective of resources. Following each event, we create a blog post for developers and tech friends to feast upon including ideas, creative statements and years of combined knowledge and education.

SPEAKERS

Will Harris -- White Oaks Pasture
Delano Massey -- Jacobs Eye

DISCUSSION TOPIC

"Grown in Georgia" What does the past, present, and future of Georgia Grown and growing in Georgia look like? A discussion of the Historical Context of Food in Georgia.

FORMAT

Start at 5:30pm, end at 7:30pm
[20] Minute Reception: Themed Food & Drink Welcome Reception Host
[50] Minute Panel: [4min] Introductions, [8min] Per Panelist, [10min] Q&A
[30] Minute Reception: Crowd-Sourcing for a Solution
12 Monthly Events // Last Wednesday of the Month, except in observance of Holidays

FUTURE TOPICS MAY INCLUDE

What is the Value of Good Food?
Iconic Atlanta Moments (Tech, Food, Real Estate)
Landscapers & Produce Pioneers In Atlanta
Is Georgia Going Organic? Is technology playing a roll?
Pig Culture: A global perspective of pigs in US market
Launching A Brand: Ideation Panel
Speak, Peach BBQ: Challenges that face farmers selling to chefs
Business Husbandry (Goats, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability)

ABOUT PEACHFEST

PeachFest, a non-profit culinary festival on July 29th, 2018. Named after Georgiaʼs most iconic product, the festival celebrates all of this great stateʼs agricultural diversity. The annual festival enriches the Downtown Atlanta community while giving back to local and national charities. Your role as a speaker, partner or sponsor sustains the series of PeachFest events and is pivotal in our success of building a better community.

This year’s theme, “Georgia is our Home” is an initiative to combine responsible agriculture, culinary, and technology alongside traditional recipes and modern chef preparations of Georgia-grown peaches. Imagine your favorite farmers, barkeeps, distillers, brewers and chefs serving up peach-infused classics like crudos, sausage, roasted meats, bbq, ice cream socials and more. At the center of the fund-raising efforts is a silent auction filled with rare, cellared wines and gifts from restauranteurs and sponsors.

Watch This 2018 PeachFest Video https://www.peachfest.org/blog
Click Here Download 2018 PeachFest Presentation

ABOUT PIGGY BANK

Piggy Bank’s mission is to create a heritage breed pig sanctuary that provides free genetics and business plans to emerging family farms. The sanctuary aims to better the future of our food by creating a community for safer, more enlightened farming practices through the sharing of genetics, livestock, and information.

The Piggy Bank Farm, located in Missouri, will be committed to the cause of agricultural transparency, offering all farmers a free online network of knowledge. Piggy Bank proudly operates as a project of the Trust for Conservation Innovation with federal tax exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3).

For details and donations, visit http://www.piggy-bank.org

LET'S ENGAGE YOUNG PEOPLE IN AG

The average American farmer is 59 years old, an unsustainable reality. While there is a serious need for people to get their hands in the soil, modern farming goes beyond the field. With technological advancements, new safety regulations, a need to develop sustainable supply chains, and the necessity of detailed record keeping, there are lots of ways to engage younger generations with agriculture in some form. How can we attract the best talent to do meaningful work in an area that impacts everyone?

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Open House: Bolton - 2110 Spink St. SW 30318
May
10
4:00 PM16:00

Open House: Bolton - 2110 Spink St. SW 30318

  • 2110 Spink Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30318 United States (map)
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Urban Farm Open House: Site Visit + Information Session

The AgLanta Grows-A-Lot program utilizes vacant, blighted properties in City’s current property portfolio to assist urban agriculture community by providing short term leases (5 year
terms, with 3-year renewal options).

That means YOU can apply to grow fresh, healthy produce on these sites. In this open house, learn how your community can get access to land to grow a community garden or farm.

We encourage you, with the support of your community, to activate these vacant lots with gardens that can provide access to fresh nutritious foods to you, your family, and your community.

Visit the AgLanta page to see other sites in this program. www.aglanta.org #AgLanta

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Open House: Venetian Hills - 1600 Centra Villa Dr. SW 30311
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Open House: Venetian Hills - 1600 Centra Villa Dr. SW 30311

  • 1600 Centra Villa Drive Southwest Atlanta, GA, 30311 United States (map)
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Urban Farm Open House: Site Visit + Information Session

The AgLanta Grows-A-Lot program utilizes vacant, blighted properties in City’s current property portfolio to assist urban agriculture community by providing short term leases (5 year
terms, with 3-year renewal options).

That means YOU can apply to grow fresh, healthy produce on these sites. In this open house, learn how your community can get access to land to grow a community garden or farm.

We encourage you, with the support of your community, to activate these vacant lots with gardens that can provide access to fresh nutritious foods to you, your family, and your community.

Visit the AgLanta page to see other sites in this program. www.aglanta.org 

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