AgLanta Academy

 Please visit the Aglanta resource page to connect with additional urban agriculture training opportunities and partners in AgLanta.

The 2018 AgLanta Academy was a workshop series for the AgLanta Grows-A-Lot  pilot  teams (and public ) to learn, share best practices, and grow!  The power points and training materials shared during these workshops are posted below.

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AgLanta Compost + Resource Exchange


Build Your Garden Team

& More Resilient Garden Food


Site Plans + SAPS


Site Plans + SAPS


Academy # 3.2

When: Saturday October 20, 2018 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM) + Grower only check-in (12:00-1:00 PM)

Where: Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill - 2217 Browns Mill Rd SE Atlanta, GA 30315 (Cross Street: East Rhinehill)


Networking (9:00-9:10)

Welcome + Introductions (All Grows-A-Lot Farmers + Sustainability Ambassadors) 9:10-9:25

Stations: (3o -minute rotations: 9:30-10:00 10:00-10:30, , 10:30-11:00, 11:00-11:30)

Vermi-composting Kits, AgLanta Infrastructure + Composting BMP’s, Community Composting BMP’s, Tour of Food Forest Vision Plan

Mixer/ Resource Share: Farmer/Sustainability Ambassadors (11:30-12:00)

Growers Only - In person check-in + IOBY final filming opportunity (12:00-1:00 PM)

Academy # 2.2

When: Saturday September 22, 2018 (3:00-5:00 PM)

Where:  Atlanta Community Food Bank: 970 Jefferson St. NW. (Please park on the side of the building.) .

What: Please press the button below for Academy Agenda and power Point.


Academy # 1.2

When: Saturday June 30, 2018 (3:00-5:00 PM). IOBY filming  5:00 PM. 

Where:  Atlanta Community Food Bank: 970 Jefferson St. NW. (Please park on the side of the building.) . Then Good Samaritan Hospital Farm. 

*Pre-Academy Site visits with Elizabeth + Maurice

Academy Agenda and power point, and links to  can be found by pressing the button below! 






Academy # 1

When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 (2:30-4:30 PM) 

Where:  Atlanta Community Food Bank: 970 Jefferson St. NW. (Please park on the side of the building.) 

* Pre-academy site visit with Mario + Urban Garden Team 

Academy Agenda

Introductions:  Pilot teams introduce themselves + their site plan ideas from pre-visit ( 2:30-2:50 PM)

Power point: Common community garden models, common elements (ex: pollinator patches), common tips (soil safety, reaching into beds etc.), but what makes your site and community garden unique? (2:50-3:00 PM)

Garden Team Work Stations: Teams rotate through two stations (3:00-3:30/ 3:30-4:00 PM). 

Team design presentations: Feedback all (4:00-4:20 PM).

Post-Workshop Homework: (4:20-4:30 PM)



Crop Planning + Garden Budgets

Academy # 2

When: Saturday February  10, 2018 (2:00-4:00 PM)

Where: Ecosystem Farm 1088 Bouldercrest DR SE, Atlanta 30316

* Pre-academy site visit with Maurice, Fred, or Beak to prep site +  stake phase one of site plan. (1/27, 2/3, 2/10 before Academy). 

Academy Agenda

Introductions:  Pilot teams share their DRAFT Urban Garden Budgets - Funding/Donation Ideas for Phase 1 of your garden ( 2:00-2:45 PM). 

Power point: Crop Planning - planting calendar by month, Mother Jones Companion Planting Guide, tool (2:45-3:00 PM).

Garden team work stations:  Teams rotate between two stations (3:00 - 3:40 PM).

  • Direct Sow/ Transplant Demo (3:00- 3:20 PM).

  • Crop planning + Grow Veg! (3:20-3:40).

Support & review for your 2018 crop plan: all (3:40-4:00 PM).

Post-Workshop Homework: 

  • Deadline Feb 28:

  • Complete staking phase 1

  • Somplete spring 2018 crop plan

  • Start early seeds.

  • Complete garden budget for phase 1 of your site plan. Apply for 1-2 grants on 2018 Grant Calendar, cultivate Sponsors, donations.



Garden Leadership Teams

+ Garden Build Event


Pollinator Gardens + Ecological Pest Management

Academy # 3

When: Saturday March 3, 2018 (2:00-4:00 PM) 

Where: Atlanta Community Food Bank  970 Jefferson St. NW. (Please park on the side of the building.) 

Introductions: Urban garden team updates + celebrations  (2:00-2:10 PM). 

Power Point: Tools of strong, sustainable garden teams: garden guidelines, garden communication plan, garden team roles, membership fees, common area maintenance (2:10-2:30 PM) *(credit for sample templates include American Community Garden Association, Louisville Grows, Denver Urban Gardens, Atlanta Community Food Bank etc. )

Garden Team Work Station 1: Work on above (2:30-3:00 PM).

Power Point: Planning your garden build event: date + checklist/resources (waivers, photo releases, resource list - materials etc.) (3:00-3:10 PM). * Credit for template is The Conservation Fund. Link to 2018 shared grant calendar and resource list can be accessed through garden managers. 

Garden Team Work Station 2: Plan garden build event + date + partners/team.

Presentations: Date of garden build + next steps. 

Homework:  Team planning + execution of your garden build event.