Healthy Soil, Healthy Community

This is Your Chance to Dig In

Last summer, we sent out a survey to ask you, Metro Atlanta’s community and educational gardens, what tools and resources you need to be more successful.

The most common requests were for resources and technical assistance to build healthy soil and to compost. Better soil in your garden improves plant health and growth, which can decrease pests and diseases.

In response, we are announcing the Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Initiative, a collaborative effort to support community gardening through educational tools, technical assistance, online resources, and community events.

Free compost workshops are available from June through October, and are designed to help you improve your garden's soil and increase your composting skills.

In addition to the workshops, your garden may be qualified to receive a Healthy Soil Tool Kit consisting of: quality compost, a compost bin, a composting thermometer, a soil test, a weatherproof instructional sign, and a healthy soil resource guide - all at no cost to you and sponsored by Food Well Alliance. 

Register by July 28th at  

Food Well Alliance and our community partners recognize how important gardens are for the health and vitality of our communities. We recognize your great work and we want to support you!

What will you learn?

You will learn why you should compost, what you can compost, and how you can maintain your compost pile.

Who should attend?

These workshops are open to the public. Community and educational garden members ​should attend to ​​learn more about soil building​ ​and to qualify your garden for compost and composting tools​, sponsored by Food Well Alliance.

Get ready to increase your yields with healthy soil, and register your community garden ​today to be eligible for a Healthy Soil Tool Kit!
Healthy Soil, Healthy Community is a collaborative initiative with the following partners:

*This program is available to community and educational gardens in Clayton, Cobb, Fulton, DeKalb, and Gwinnett counties.  

To qualify, your community garden must be open to the public or surrounding community to enjoy, with gardening plots available for rent, use, and/or harvest.  Due to the summer schedule, garden accessibility, and differing administration rules, this program is not currently open to school gardens.

Up to fifty-four edible gardens will be selected across the five counties based on geographical distribution, density of gardens in the area, size of garden, participation in workshops, and consent to publish garden address and contact info on Food Well Alliance’s website. Priority will be given to existing gardens that are: growing edible plants, have not received a grant from Food Well Alliance in the past 12 months, and demonstrate need for soil and composting tools.  

If selected, your garden will receive a Healthy Soil Tool Kit, consisting of: a soil analysis from the University of Georgia’s lab,compost to add to your growing area, a Geobin compost bin, a ReoTemp compost thermometer, a weatherproof how-to compost sign, and a soil and composting reference guide.

If not selected, you can still get our soil and composting reference guide and invitations to future soil and composting events and opportunities!

If you have any questions, contact us at

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