"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.
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. Each "PeachTalks" will be interwoven with Cochon555-style food and drink experiences.
Location: Flat Iron City Flatiron Building downtown Atlanta Wednesday July 25th at 6:30pm. Usually goes til 8:30pm. The theme for the discussion is, "Why is urban agriculture about food but not about food? A discussion of what challenges a city from growing farmers, a context of collaborate to complete."
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.
Start at 6:30pm, end at 8:30pm
 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
ABOUT PEACHFEST The second annual PeachFest (www.peachfest.org) celebration will open its doors Sunday, June 29 from 4 - 7 p.m. for general admission (3 p.m. for VIP guests). FlatironCity (Fairlie-Poplar) will once again host 65 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps all collaborating around a food or beverage offering based on peaches to bring culinary innovation for nearly 1,000 attendees. The festival boasts an impressive roster of top local chefs, including recent Food Network cast Lasheeda Perry of Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Hector Santiago of El Super Pan, Andre Gomez of Porch Light, Jose Mendin of Pubbelly, Drew Van Leuvan of Seven Lamps and Chad Clevenger of Alma Cocina as well as representatives from Wrecking Bar & Barn, Riverview Farms, Comfort Farms and Gum Creek Farms just to name a few. The complete list of remarkable local artisans can be found on the official PeachFest website atwww.peachfest.org.
“Having the ability to bring PeachFest back to Atlanta for the second year in a row is both inspiring and affirming,” says Lowe. “Seeing an entire city embrace the commitment to local and national agriculture gives us confidence that we are not alone in our journey toward a safer more informed farming culture.”
ABOUT PIGGY BANK (www.piggy-bank.org) Launched in 2015, Piggy Bank is creating a farming sanctuary for heritage breed pigs, many of which are endangered. Piggy Bank will provide genetics and access to shared business plans for raising heritage pigs to emerging family farms. Piggy Bank aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and share genetics, livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. Piggy Bank is building a model of socially responsible agricultural transparency. Piggy Bank proudly operates as a project of the Multiplier, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization which accelerates impact for initiatives focused on protecting and fostering a healthy, sustainable, resilient, and equitable world. For more information or to donate, visit www.piggy-bank.org and watch the video http://j.mp/PIGGY_BANK, or follow @PiggyBankOrg @GrowaFarmer on Twitter and Instagram.