Aglanta Forum
Jul 22

Aglanta Forum

  • Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History


The Aglanta Forum brings together growers and organizers from across the country to immerse participants in the potential of home and community food gardening networks.

Following an opening panel discussion led by Dr. John Roberts, Assistant Professor of Agroecology at the University of Rhode Island, the Aglanta Forum will feature two educational tracks -- Urban Home Food Gardening (UHFG) and Community Gardening, led by Historic Westside Gardens and the American Community Gardeners Association

These in-depth sessions cover issues across the spectrum of community building, including leadership development, grassroots fundraising, and the collaborative economic impact of food gardening networks on individual, community and environmental health. For more information on the separate tracks and workshop schedule, visit the event website here.

There will be two lunchtime speakers from leaders of successful food gardening projects: Eric Kornacki of Re:Vision from Denver and Lee Perry of Fleet Farming from Orlando. Lunch will be provided by Ted's Montana Grill

On Saturday evening, join us for a screening of Dirt & Deeds in Mississippi, a film about the role farmers of African descent played in the Civil Rights movement by providing food, shelter, and leveraging land as collateral to help activists.

The Aglanta Forum is a free event with a suggested donation to Historic Westside Gardens. We sincerely appreciate all donations which will support HWG's mission to install 100 food producing gardens in 2018. Due to limited space, attendees who RSVP will be given first priority.

To make a donation and RSVP, visit:

To RSVP without making a donation, please email

We invite everyone to the Taste of Aglanta at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market following the Forum at 7:30 p.m. Attendees of the Forum will get a discount to the Taste of Aglanta.

We look forward to seeing you at the  REGISTER HERE!