ACGA Annual Conference Atlanta, GA 2018 Tours

Tours for the 2018 American Community Gardening Association conference will explore community gardening and urban agriculture in Atlanta and the surrounding areas! ***Subject to refinement through August 10th ***


Tour A: Families Grow (bus tour)

Includes the North Marietta Community Garden, Park Street Elementary School Garden,
Marietta Square Farmers Market, Historic Mableton Community Garden and the Giving
Garden. Traditional style family friendly community gardens and a progressive
school garden in our northwest suburbs.


Tour B: Tour de Resurgens (long bicycle tour, includes bikes and helmets)

Starts at East Lake MARTA Station and includes Lake Claire Land Trust, Mulberry
Fields Community Garden, Edgewood Learning Garden, CabbageTown Community
Garden, Historic Oakland Cemetery, and the Grant Park Community Garden before
ending at the King Memorial MARTA Station. Highlighting conservation,
preservation and repurposing of urban land and includes diverse garden
management approaches.


Tour C: Cultivating Equity (bus tour)

Visit the HABESHA Community Garden at the Dunbar Neighborhood Center, the
Gangsta’s to Growers garden at Four Corners Park, the Brownwood Park Community
Garden, (possible stop at Holy Comforter Garden), the Tapestry Garden, and ending at
the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture. Engage the leaders of our
urban garden movement!


Tour D: Refuge Hotlanta (bus tour)

Visit the North DeKalb Mall Community Garden, Jolly Avenue Community Garden,
Clarkston Community Garden, Forty Oaks Community Garden, and Clarkston High
School Garden. Large-tract gardening opportunities provided by the International
Rescue Committee, Friends of Refugees, and Global Growers Network.


Tour E: Tour de-Catur (short bicycle tour or bus tour, to be announced)

Visit the Wylde Center Oakhurst Garden, Wylde Center Sugar Creek Garden, Scott Park
Community Garden, Decatur Kitchen Garden, Academe of the Oaks Garden, and Decatur
Square Farmers Market. Bring your camera, you’ll want to take pictures (and notes)!


Tour F: Farming with an Eye for Conservation (bus tour)

Three farms that are highly integrated into the Atlanta local food movement and our ecosystem. First stop is Aluma Farm, part of the Atlanta Belt-Line Project, then to Patchwork City Farm’s beautiful new space and then off to McEachern Farm where Permaculture techniques are utilized. Meet farmers who use conservation practices and participate in NRCS research programs.


Tour G: Aglanta Grows A Lot (limited seating bus tour)

The AgLanta Grows-A-Lot program is an new initiative from the Mayor’s Office of Resilience. It makes use of blighted, vacant properties through the city and turns them over communities or urban farms that want to grow! The Grows-A-Lot tour will visit the first two pilot community gardens in the program, a six-acre community farm, and the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill where a budding community garden and orchard is forming.