AgLanta Eats To Raise Money for AgLanta Grows-A-Lot Program

Hyper local food festival on 5:00pm, Monday, July 15 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden aims to raise money to jumpstart Atlanta community gardens and urban farms.

 
 

AgLanta Eats raises money for the most innovative urban agriculture initiative in the country.

Now in its fourth year, Aglanta Eats returns to the Atlanta Botanical Garden! This event features a variety of tastings prepared by top local chefs utilizing the freshest ingredients from AgLanta growers and metro Atlanta farms. Add in your choice of beverages, a silent auction, and live music, and you've got a recipe for an epic evening! Proceeds from the event benefit AgLanta Grows-a-Lot through Groundwork Atlanta, a local non-profit.

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.

Get tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aglanta-eats-tickets-53236892980


AgLanta Grows-A-Lot Program:


The AgLanta Grows-A-Lot program, run by Groundwork Atlanta and the Mayor’s Office of Resilience, makes vacant properties owned by the City of Atlanta and Georgia Power available to urban farmer and community gardeners to put the land to productive use. The initiative aims to address issues of food access, environmental sustainability, and community development.

The lots are available for a 5-year lease with an option to renew for three more years. A total of 25 acres across the city, each site will grow fresh, healthy food and create economic opportunity for residents of the City of Atlanta. Sites are located throughout the city, including Campbellton, Bolton Road, Vine City, Venetian Hills, and Morningside.

Mayor’s Office of Resilience:


The Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience works to make the City of Atlanta more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. The office will work with farmers and garden teams on their site plans, and have raised money to provide fencing and a water meter for each property.

Groundwork Atlanta:


Groundwork Atlanta’s mission is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community- based partnerships that empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being. They have tested the soil at each site to ensure it is safe to grow food, and will provide on-going consultation for growers utilizing each site.

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