AgLanta Academy

AgLanta Academy is a workshop series for AgLanta Grows-A-Lot  pilot  teams (and public ) to learn, share best practices, and grow!  Please visit the Aglanta resource page to connect with additional urban agriculture training opportunities and partners in AgLanta. 

 
 
Photo Credit (above): Andrew Bailey. (Below):  click photo to see  pilot Grows-A-Lot Urban Garden teams working on site plans and garden permits. 

Photo Credit (above): Andrew Bailey. (Below):  click photo to see  pilot Grows-A-Lot Urban Garden teams working on site plans and garden permits. 

Academy # 1: Urban Garden Site Plans + SAPs

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)

 

 
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Photo Credit -  Romney Urban Garden + GrowVeg.com

Photo Credit -  Romney Urban Garden + GrowVeg.com

Academy # 2: Crop Planning, Planting + 2018 Budgets 

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, Growveg.com 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.  

 

 
Photo credit: Park Pride

Photo credit: Park Pride

 
 
 
 
Photo credit: Atlanta Community Food Bank 

Photo credit: Atlanta Community Food Bank 

 
 
Photo credit: Park Pride

Photo credit: Park Pride

Academy # 3: Build Your Garden Team + Garden Build Event

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

Where: Atlanta Community Food Bank 

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, plot rentals, common area maintenance (2:10-2:30 PM)

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).

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.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Academy # 4: Urban Garden Opening Celebrations

When: Saturday April 21, 2018 (Times  TBD)

Locations: Grows-A-Lot Pilot Sites

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AgLanta Academy # 5: Pollinator Gardens and Ecological Pest Management. 

 

Save the Date: May 19th