Events, Meetings & Announcements

FREE Composting Workshops

Runs through October - Various Locations

The Food Well Alliance has announced their 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 compoting thermometer, a soil test, a weatherproof instructional sign, and a healthy soil recourse guide. For more information and to register, visit the Food Well Alliance website.

Parks Atlanta Rescue Coalition

Sept. 9 - Little Nancy Creek Park - 7:30am

On the second Wednesday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking and strategy. Representatives from dozens of Friends of the Park Groups, park conservancies and the parks department visit a different park to learn more about the community efforts in that park, discuss current park and greenspace issues and support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. Join us on September 9th at Little Nancy Creek Park (4012 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342). At this meeting, we'll discuss the 2016/2016 Park Pride grant process for Community Building Grants and Legacy Grants. We'll hear about changes to the process, discuss the schedule, and hear from past grant winners regarding their experience. This PARC meeting is NOT the mandatory grant meeting for 1st time grant applicants.

A Passion for Piedmont

Sept. 10 - Greystone - 7 p.m.

A Passion for Piedmont returns to Piedmont Park on Thursday, September 10th. During this 11th annuel event, guests will enjoy tastings from Atlanta's favorite restaurants, an open bar, live music and a silent and live auction. Attend for a wonderful evening while raising funds for the ongoing care of Piedmont Park, as well as its innovative community programs and sustainability initiatives. For more information and to register, visit the Piedmont Park website.

Park Pride's Volunteer Workshop

Sept. 17 - JD Sims Rec Center - 6pm

This Friends of the Park Volunteer Workshop, led by John Ahern, Park Pride's Volunteer Manager, will focus on recruiting and hosting volunteers while navigating city or county rules. He will share tips for common projects like invasive plant removal and tree mulching. Volunteer projects are often needed in parks and can be done at a low cost for community groups. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to attend this workshop. The workshop will be at the JD Sims Recreation Center (544 Angier Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308) from 6-8pm. Register today on Park Pride's website.

Trees Atlanta's Tailgate for Trees

Sept. 17 - Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall - 6 p.m

Join Trees Atlanta on Thursday, September 17th for "Tailgate for Trees," a casual get together and "friend raiser." This party is to kick off planting season and celebrate the opening of the new Trees Atlanta TreeHouse. There will be food from Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, beverages provided by Red Hare Brewing, Live music from Kristina Murray, the silent auction of rare plants, and door prizes! Tickets are available at

Home Composting Workshop

Sept. 23 - Water Works Lodge - 2:30 p.m.

The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management invites the public to join its first Home Composting Workshop at the Water Works Lodge (655 Green St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318) from 2:30 - 4 p.m. The workshop will provide edicational instruction and a hands-on demonstration on composting barrels. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how composting reduces waste disposal costs. The workshops will urge residents to recycle their yard clippings and leaves as fall approaches. To register ($40) or place your barrel order, please contact Danita Ogandaga at 404-546-3217 or email at

Green Eggs and Ham

Sept. 23 - King & Spalding - 7 a.m.

Join Generation Green on September 23rd for the next installment of Green Eggs & Ham morning roundtable series as they discuss "Georgia Legacy - Establishing Dedicated Funding for Conservation in Georgia." Georgia currently lacks a dedicated funding mechanism for the conservation for priority lands, the stewardship of state parks and wildlife management areas, and the support of local parks and preserves - Georgia Legacy seeks to change that. Green Eggs & Ham is an ongoing morning program of Generation Green of the Georgia Conservancy featuring a compelling speaker or panel at each event. Join the conversation this month at King & Spalding (1180 Peachtree St, NE, Atlanta, GA 30309). For more information and to register, visit the Georgia Conservancy website.

Georgia Conservancy's ecoBenefête

Sept. 25 - American Spirit Works - 6pm

Georgia Conservancy's annual gala, ecoBenefête, recognizes an individual or institution that has gone above and beyond their peers in advancing conservation or sustainability in Georgia. This year, the Conservancy has announced with will honor the Georgia Tech College of Architecture as the 2015 Distinguished Conservationist at ecoBenefête on September 25th at American Spirit Works (199 Armour Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324) from 6-9 p.m. For more information and to register, visit the Georgia Conservancy website.

Volunteer at Wade Walker Park

Sept. 26 - Wade Walker Park - 9 a.m.

Join us in the activation of Wade Walker Park through service and play in celebration of National Public Lands Day and Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Outside initiative. The day will start with a volunteer effort at the park (5585 Rockbridge Rd, Stone Mountain, GA 30088) from 9 a.m. - noon, and followed by a picnic with field games and activities from noon - 2 p.m. If you plan on joining us for the volunteer portion of the event, please register!

Proctor Creek Clearwater Revival

Oct. 4 - NW Atlanta - 5pm

Save the Date for the Proctor Creek Clearwater Revival! The Trust for Public Land's annual event will take place along Proctor Creek (608 Gary Avenue NW) on October 4th from 5-9pm. Join us for a casual evening with cocktails, a silent auction, a catered dinner, and live music. Sally Sears, executive director for the South Fork Conservancy, will be honored.

Southface's Visionary Dinner

Oct. 7 - Fox Theatre - 6 p.m.

The Visionary Dinner raises awareness and funding for Southface's continued work in sustainable community development, high performance affordable housing, green jobs training, clean energy and green building. The evening features a memorable dining experience provided by Atlanta's top chefs, a keynote speaker, new friends and opportunities. Southface also presents its prestigious Argon Award to celebrate sustainability in action. For more information and to register, visit the Visionary Dinner website.

Love Your Block Grant Deadline

Oct. 15 - Online - 12pm

Love Your Block (LYB) is a program to support citizens and neighborhood groups who want to plan and organize efforts to beautify their communities. This year, Love Your Block will be offered as a grantmaking track of the Neighborhood Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, with an October 15 application deadline. LYB provides mini-grants up to $1,000 to residential groups in the metro Atlanta area. Submit application materials by 12pm on Thursday, October 15th to meet the deadline. Application materials are available on The Community Foundation website.

Park Pride's Cider & Donut Social

Nov. 14 - Location TBD - 2pm

Join Park Pride for the cider and donuts at this Friend of the Park social. Share stories of success from 2015 and plot plans for 2016. This is an opportunity to connect with fellow park enthusiast and learn more about Park Pride’s Friends of the Park program. This social will run from 2-4pm at a location TBD. You do not need to be a member of a Friends of the Park group to participate in this event. Register today.