This year, Food Well Alliance is bringing community gardeners, school gardeners, backyard gardeners and the local food community together for our annual Soil Festival as we kick off International Compost Awareness Week (May 7- 13). Soil Festival 2017 will raise awareness of the benefits of using compost to improve and maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy food, to reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides and to improve water quality and protect the environment. During this year’s festivities, dig in and meet fellow gardeners and visit all of the exhibitors who will be sharing resources and tools to help you enjoy the successes of gardening. We will also be offering bags of compost to attendees and registering community gardens for cubic yards of organic compost for their gardens. Join us on May 6, 2017 at Truly Living Well's Collegetown Farm to get the resources you need for your garden while meeting fellow growers and local food enthusiasts.