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City of Atlanta Unveils First Public Sustainable
Farming System
Event kicks-off with demonstrations, face painting, and bug safari Saturday, June 25

WHO:
George Dusenbury, Commissioner, Dep. of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
Cleta Winslow, District 4 Councilmember
David Epstein, D.O. and Kenneth Lovell P.E., Founders of Bioponica of Atlanta.
Representatives from West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA)
Community and Sponsors
WHAT:
On Saturday, June 25, the City of Atlanta will open its first sustainable farming system called the BioGarden.  The community, families and visitors are encouraged to learn more about Atlanta’s urban forest, wildlife inhabitants and enjoy planned activities for enthusiasts of the great outdoors.  There will be guided hikes and tours of the 26-acre urban forest in southwest Atlanta in addition to other scheduled events. The event is free and open to the public. 
WHEN:
Saturday, June 25 at 12:00 p.m.
Commissioner George Dusenbury, Councilmember Cleta Winslow, WAWA, Dr. Epstein, and Kenneth Lovell will officially open the city’s first public installation of the BioGarden™ and Incubator™, a sustainable farming system.  The BioGarden farming is an entirely new concept in gardening that is considered to be the future of farming. As the city continues to implement its Power to Change sustainability plan, this project is an innovative example of how city departments are working to conserve our water and energy resources.
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Nature in Your Neighborhood Festival will kick off with interactive demonstrations, face painting, arts and crafts, a bug safari, and story time. Radio Disney will broadcast live at the festival. 
4:00 p.m. – Sunday at 10:00 p.m.
At the Great American Backyard Campout, campers will learn to set up tents and camping basics, visit activity stations, participate in a night hike and campfire.  Preregistration is required.