1. Improves the quality of life for people involved with the garden 2. Produces nutritious and delicious food 3. Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development 4. Fosters social interaction among residents 5. Encourages self-reliance and independence 6....

With hundreds of farms and thousands of diners who want to eat more locally grown foods, west Georgia is ripe for the farm-to-chef movement. Sweeping the country from California to upstate New York, this idea is increasingly popular with chefs, farmers and diners. Here’s...

Through Cooking Matters classes, kids and adults of all ages are learning the value of home-cooked meals in creating a healthy lifestyle. October marked the start to the first set of Cooking Matters classes, an initiative of Get Healthy, Live Well. The classes...

Residents of Villa Rica gathered on Tuesday, Oct. 22 to launch a new community garden at Stockmar Park adjacent to the Pine Mountain Gold Museum. More than 80 people attended the garden kick-off hosted by Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well initiative...

Get Healthy, Live Well and the West Georgia Regional Food System Collaborative are inviting area farmers and restaurateurs to discuss ways to bring more locally sourced products to menus throughout the region. A “Farm to Chef Networking Day” will be held Monday,...

Villa Rica Residents Invited to Official Dedication and First Planting of the Stockmar Park Community Garden on Oct. 22 Fresh air, sunshine and wide open spaces are three things most people would like to enjoy more often. A new community garden at Stockmar Park...

Working parents count on child care centers to provide loving, safe environments for their kids while they’re on the job. Recently, child care workers in west Georgia had an opportunity to learn how they can go the extra mile to ensure that they also offer...

On October 16 and 17 residents of west Georgia are invited to hear Steven Aldana, PhD, a national expert on health and wellness, speak to several community groups about best practices in wellness programs and keys to improving individual health. Dr. Aldana will...

To UWG Faculty, Students and Staff Students and Staff, are you interested in: Working in community gardens? Teaching cooking classes? Helping people stop smoking? Encouraging others to lose weight and get fit? Organizing community events? Learning about marketing...

Carrollton’s New Greenbelt Opens, More Community Gardens Coming Soon Fresh air, sunshine and wide open spaces are three things most people would like to enjoy more often. Spending time outdoors has numerous health benefits, and studies have shown that increasing...