"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.
"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.
Start at 5:30pm, end at 7:30pm
 Minute Reception: Themed Food & Drink Welcome Reception Host
 Minute Panel: [4min] Introductions, [8min] Per Panelist, [10min] Q&A
 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)
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.
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?