The East Atlanta Village Farmers Market is more than a place to buy groceries – it is a community hub. The EAVFM provides educational programming throughout the neighborhood to community organizations.
At the Edible Learning Garden
Thanks to the Neighborhood Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, we are building an Edible Learning Garden to teach easy and affordable urban gardening methods. Come learn tips on building raised beds and composting – or go on a walking tour of the fruit and nut trees of East Atlanta. Informal free classes will be taught at the Edible Learning Garden each week during the market season. We will also have yoga class every Thursday evening (suggested $5 donation).
At the Market
Chef Seth Freedman of Ruby Root Connections will be doing a chef demo at the EAV Farmers Market every Thursday this season. Chef Seth will be teaching how to cook in season, healthily and affordability. There will also be celebrity chef demos once a month.
Thanks to funding from the Department of Community Health Putting Prevention to Work Grant, EAVFM is working with five community partners that serve different segments of the residents of the neighborhood: Burgess Peterson Elementary School; McNair High School; the East Atlanta Kids Club; Branan Towers Senior Center; and the Kirkwood Health Center. The lesson primarily focus on the following areas: maximizing SNAP and WIC benefits; food preparation; vegetable garden installation and training; and supplementary health and active wellness lessons.
Project was made possible by the Neighborhood Fund, a program of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.