Friends of the West End Park

Historic West End*Atlanta*GA

FALL SUMMIT ON URBAN FARMING + GARDENS August 28, 2009

This is super-exciting news:

A FALL FEST w/ a TWIST!

Friends of the West End Park , NPU-T’s Agriculture Committee, Rose Circle Garden, People’s Victory Garden, Truly Living Well (awaiting confirmation), Creating Vibrant Communities-Urban Farms along with other amazing urban agriculture enthusiasts will come together to plan our 2nd Annual Atlanta Fall Summit on Urban Farming + Gardens. This year, we’re adding a children’s track w/ workshops and activities specifically designed for our young ones. Last year, this event was a great success-people came from different parts of the city and other states to participate. This year we have more folks involved in the planning and we know it will be a huge success!

The tentative date is October 24, 2009 (Saturday). Location to be confirmed-Good Shepherd Community Church’s beautiful urban farm and West End Park.

Our next planning meeting will be either September 9th or 10th, Stephanie will confirm early next week. I’ll immediately post the confirmed date and location on the blog.

As part of the event there will be workshops on gardening, wellness, environment, art, composting and there will be craft/harvest vending so if you know anyone that may be interested in participating please contact me. We will also have garden tours, a “free market”+ bartering space and an informal seed swap. We look forward to an amazing event! If you have any questions or you’re interested in sponsoring this event (as a business or individual donor) please email me at yomara@9to5.org (your donation is tax-deductible). Other organizations are welcome to participate, if you’d like to become part of the planning committee contact stephanie.radbill@gmail.com. We welcome cross-community representation. : )

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2 Responses to “FALL SUMMIT ON URBAN FARMING + GARDENS”

  1. Wanda Whiteside Says:

    I applaud you for your spirit of community and innate passion to make this world we live in a healthy and happier one. Since the next meeting date is tenative, I would like to suggest Sept. 9 so I can attend. On Sept. 10-11, the City of Atlanta Dept. of Planning and Community Develpment will be in the SW area to fill Atlanta residents in on the Project Greenspace Plan. This was approved back in 1993 and now the firm that prepared the study wants the community’s input. As part of the New Century Economic Development Plan, the city calls completion of this master plan to address preservation, acquisition and management of open space, a priority and recognizes citizen participation to be vital to the process. Please plan to join me.

  2. Sally Stenger Says:

    Sounds very interesting. I will be out of town for a couple of weeks but will look forward to hearing more about it when I get back.


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