Composting as an Act of Liberation, Saturday, March 30, 2019, GreenThumb GrowTogether Conference, New York City. To register:

Compost Like You Mean It!, Saturday, April 20, 2019. Dekalb Memorial Park, Atlanta, GA. Find tickets here.

Past events:

Food Well Alliance’s 4th Annual Soil Festival, Compost Myths, Dos & Don’ts Workshop, Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1pm to 5pm. Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, Collegetown Campus. Details:

Lake Claire Compost Project Work Day, Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11am to 1pm. Lake Claire Community Land Trust, Atlanta, GA. Email us for details at or visit

Terra Nova Compost Co-founder and Director, Corinne Coe-Law, will moderate a panel on compost and social justice on January 23rd at the U.S. Composting Council’s 25th Annual Conference in Los Angeles, California. The panel is part of Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s third annual Cultivating Community Composting forum. Corinne will also be part of the USCC’s Conference Closing Plenary on January 26th with her USCC Mentor, Scott Woods, of Sustainable Generation.

Corinne will also present a Backyard & Community Scale Composting Workshop at the 20th Annual Georgia Organics Conference on Saturday, February 18th, in Atlanta. Come find out for yourself why she’s called “Atlanta’s Compost Queen”.

Our 2017 projects include work in Atlanta, Georgia and Raleigh, North Carolina! We’re following our Community Compost Advocates’ projects in Atlanta, building a new collaborative project on Atlanta’s West Side, aptly named, West Side Compost Project, working with Food Well Alliance once again as part of a Citywide Compost Working Table, and putting together a brand new project in Raleigh! Stay tuned!

Thanks to a generous 2016 Local Food Grant from Food Well Alliance we are finally able to realize the dream of growing compost leaders and advancing composting programs and soil building efforts across Metro Atlanta! We’re so excited to announce that Terra Nova Compost, in collaboration with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, will host Atlanta’s first Community Compost Advocate Training Program in June of 2016! The course will run June 11-12, 18-19, and 25-26 at Lake Claire Community Land Trust.

The application period has closed. Please stay in touch for information about future events. Thanks!


Through Food Well Alliance’s “Healthy Soil, Healthy Community Initiative”, Terra Nova Compost will be leading a series of workshops in the Summer & Fall of 2015. Here’s the current schedule. These workshops are free and open to the public, but you must register!

Sunday, June 7th, 10am-noon. Rootz of Change Community Garden, Stone Mountain, GA

Saturday, June 13th, 10am-noon. Urban Sprout Farms, Atlanta, GA

Wednesday, June 17th, 6-8pm. Healthy Belvedere Community Garden, Decatur, GA

Thursday, June 18th, 630-8pm. Grayson Art and History Center, Grayson, GA

Thursday, June 25th, 9-11am. Applewood Towers, Lawrenceville, GA

Monday, June 29th, 9-11am. High Garden Center, Snellville, GA

Saturday, August 15th, 9am-11am. Grove Park Community Garden, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, August 29th, 10am-noon. Gilliam Park Community Garden, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, September 12th, 10am-noon. Good Shepherd Agroecology Center, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, September 19th, 10am-noon. Peachtree Hills Park Community Garden, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, October 24th, 10am-noon. Atwood Community Gardens, Atlanta, GA


Zulu Nation + J Dilla Barbeque, Roots of Change Community Garden, Stone Mountain, Georgia. Sunday, April 26, 2015. 1pm – 7 pm

What does composting have to do with self-determination, self-reliance, and global justice? Come find out! Join Terra Nova Compost and Universal Zulu Nation Sunday, April 26th in Stone Mountain, GA as we share practical ways to strengthen our community through Hip-Hop and political education. Terra Nova Compost will lead a hands-on composting workshop and talk about growing food and composting as political, indeed, revolutionary acts that have positive effects well beyond our backyards and community gardens. After a fantastic line-up of informative and relevant workshops, we’ll come together for a vegetarian potluck style barbeque. Thanks to Elijah Lee and the Zulu Gatekeepers for the invite!

Bring your family, bring your kids. Bring your neighbors, too! Music, fun, games, and knowledge! Free to all!! And, bring a vegetarian dish to share, if you can. Roots of Change Community Garden, 1634 S. Hairston Rd, Stone Mountain, GA 30008. 1pm to 7pm.


Backyard Composting Workshop at Lake Claire Community Land Trust. Saturday, March 21, 2015. 10 am to 12 noon

If you’re interested in composting at home but not exactly sure how to get started, or if you have a compost pile or bin that isn’t “working” the way it should, join us for this late winter hands-on workshop that will give you the knowledge and skills you need to successfully turn your kitchen scraps into dark, crumbly humus-rich compost!
Early spring is a great time to start a compost pile and all participants will receive a copy of Storey’s ‘Easy Composters You Can Build at Home’ booklet.
The workshop fee is $25 per individual or $30 per family. Dirt curious children are welcome! A minimum of 6 participants or families must register by March 7th or the class will be rescheduled. The maximum class size is 20.
Don’t forget the worms! Anyone interested in worm composting can stick around after the Backyard Composting workshop for a brief introduction to vermicomposting. Interested folks can purchase a simple worm kit that includes a worm bin, worms, worm bedding, newspaper, spray bottle, and worm food- everything you need to get started! The worm kit costs $40. Worm kits must be requested and paid for by March 7th to ensure availability.
Ten percent of registration fees will be donated to the Lake Claire Community Land Trust. For every worm kit purchased, $5 will be donated to the Lake Claire Community Land Trust.
Click here to register with a credit/debit card at Eventbrite. If you wish to pay by cash or check, we are happy to oblige, please call Corinne at 678-786-6568.

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