James Carr, LongLeaf Media (left) and Ron Finley, Plant Some Shit founder (right)

James Carr, LongLeaf Media (left) and Ron Finley, Plant Some Shit founder (right)

Georgia Farmers Market Association is happy to announce our upcoming Food Justice Week featuring Plant Some Sh*t Day coming to Atlanta this March 23rd! GFMA members - stay on the lookout for more details about the lineup and how you can participate in food advocate training, attend a film screening, listen to Food Justice panelists, and participate in plantings across the city for a fun, inspiring weekend.

Inspired and founded by Ron Finley, the ultimate "gangsta gardener" and food activist from Los Angeles, CA this food advocate focused event is making its way to Atlanta once again. Last year featured the film "Can You Dig This" and was hosted by LongLeaf Media. GFMA's own Sagdrina Jalal sat on a panel of Georgia food justice leaders to discuss the film, to offer insights on a food justice approach to developing equitable local food systems.

WATCH THE 2018 "Can You Dig This" Panel Discussion VIDEO HERE

This year brings an expanded role for GFMA. Our members will have access to a full week of food justice events, culminating into a weekend that will feature a film screening of "Dirt and Deeds In Mississippi," and a city-wide fruit tree planting experience.

We will also host the annual Nourish training that supports our member markets and farmers by offering information and resources that help increase participation at local Georgia farmer's markets. This year the “Nourish!: A Guide To Incorporating Local Food At The Family Table” training will focus on organizing, and how to connect communities and utilize existing resources.