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East Point hosts community event about urban agricultural initiative

Along with Food Well Alliance, East Point held a community kick-off event to deliver information about the newly awarded City Agriculture Plan.

EAST POINT, Ga. — The City of East Point Government in partnership with the Food Well Alliance and Atalanta Regional Commission hosted a packed house for its Community Kick-off event at the ArtsXChange last night for the East Point Agriculture Plan.

Dozens of residents showed up to share their ideas with the city and its organizers in order to help create a new City Agriculture Plan that’ll help transform the agricultural landscape as well as the future of East Point.

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Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham and Councilmember Thomas Calloway along with several other members of City Hall proudly represented the city as the Agriculture Plan was broken down for all in attendance.

Credit: Packed house at the East Point Community Kick-off event

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As the new model city for the City Agricultural Plan, residents and city officials exchanged ideas for effective and impactful ways to address and eventually eliminate East Point’s food access challenge. The first phase of the kick-off included community focus groups and interviews, a City of East Point Agriculture Tour, Community Asset Mapping Analysis and steering committee selection. 

For up to date information about how to participate in the community asset mapping events visitwww.foodwellalliance.org/east-point 

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