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June 30 // Atlanta

Composting 101 Service Day
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture


photo by: Truly Living Well

photo by: Truly Living Well

On June 30, the Georgia Conservancy and the Atlanta Community Compost Council (a partnership of the Food Well Alliance and the Georgia Recycling Coalition) are collaborating to bring you the opportunity to learn about the importance of community-scale compost systems for urban farms and the communities they serve. It will take place at Truly Living Well’s beautiful Collegetown Farm, the home of a new 3-bin compost system that is newly available as a resource for residents in the West End community to divert their food scraps from the landfill.

The event will include an interactive presentation that will teach attendees:

  • Composting 101: how it works

  • Why composting is important for urban farms and communities

  • How to take advantage of Truly Living Well’s new composting system

*If attendees save up their own food scraps at home and bring them to the event, they will get a chance to learn hands-on about composting their own organic waste.

After the educational session we will get our hands dirty, assisting the farm with some site clearing, planting, and other tasks to help improve the space. It is a great chance to give back to an organization that gives so much to its community, and to learn more about what it takes to keep a farm running in the heart of a growing in-town neighborhood.


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When: June 30 // 9:30 AM - Noon

9:30 AM - Check-in
9:45 AM - Compost Education & Demonstration
10:30 AM - Site Improvement Work
11:30 AM - Wrap-Up

Meeting Place: Truly Living Well’s Collegetown Park (324 Lawton St. SW, Atlanta, Ga)

What to bring: Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Please dress for warm weather as it is guaranteed to be hot out there!

The Georgia Conservancy’s Generation Green and the Atlanta Community Compost Council will provide plenty of water, coffee, and snacks to fuel the effort!


FREE RSVP


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ABOUT THE GEORGIA CONSERVANCY

Founded in 1967, the Georgia Conservancy is one of the state’s oldest and most influential conservation organizations. Our vision of a Georgia where people and the environment thrives drives our mission is to protect and conserve Georgia’s natural resources through advocacy, engagement and collaboration. Learn more about the Georgia Conservancy.

 
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ABOUT ATLANTA COMMUNITY COMPOST COUNCIL

The Atlanta Community Compost Council is a partnership between the Food Well Alliance and the Georgia Recycling Coalition, funded in part by a grant from the U.S. EPA Region 4. The Council supports a grassroots outreach campaign to raise awareness and address regulatory barriers surrounding community-based composting. Stakeholders include urban farmers and community gardeners, community-based compost producers, and federal, state, and local policy makers.

 
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ABOUT TRULY LIVING WELL

“Since its beginning in 2006, Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TLW) has used its expertise to demonstrate how food can be a bridge across diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. Our goal is to use food production as the plate on which we create a culture of health and wellness in our community.” Learn more: www.trulylivingwell.com/


If you have any questions about the upcoming KIA Day of Service, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Clark Harrison at charrison@gaconservancy.org