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.
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)
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)
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 GrowVeg.com 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
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).
Urban Garden Site Plan
Team design presentations: Feedback all (4:00-4:20 PM).
Post-Workshop Homework: (4:20-4:30 PM)
Complete DRAFT Urban Garden Budget Template + bring to Academy # 2
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).
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).
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.