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Hosted by Mayor Deborah Jackson/City of Lithonia &
Collard Greens Cultural Festival Planning Committee
We invite you to come and celebrate the rich culture, history and traditions of African & African-American food and Music
Educate Yourself on How to Live Green Sustainable Healthy Lifestyles
Sign Up Now for: Collard Green King & Queen Cook-off
Featuring Collard Green Ice Cream, Sustainable Pavilion, Wellness Pavilion, African Market Place, Farmer’s Market, Arts & Crafts Vendors,Children’s Sprout Land, Live Gospel, Blues, Reggae, Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, DJs, and More!
EAT MO' GREEN
Why a Collard Greens Cultural Festival? As a community, in many ways we have always lived green. Our food is an expression of our love. Today, we must learn to take favorites like collards and prepare than in ways that are healthier. Our King and Queen Collard Green Cook-off”for the man and woman who can cook the best greens in Georgia is a fun, creative way to inspire everyone to eat better. And of course, don’t forget the Collard Greens Ice Supreme.
What makes this festival different? It is all in the greens -- an exciting platform on which to build a better awareness about overall wellness. We plan to feed not only the senses and body with good food and music, but also feed the soul. Be prepared to feast on everything from collard greens with dumplings to collard green chips. And don’t forget to leave room for the piece de resistance, collard green ice supreme.
Attendees will be able to learn from some of the best alternative healers in Georgia with access to health screenings at our Wellness Pavilion. Our youth will hear stories and share their visions of a greener future at Sproutland. This year, there will also be a Sustainability Pavilion with participants presenting information on everything from solar energy to organic gardening.
We are talking about more than just your Mother’s cooking. In addition, there will be a Collard Green King and Queen Cook-off for the persons who can cook the meanest greens, a vegetarian cooking demonstration, as well as a farmer’s market. It is simple, you will leave wanting to “Eat Mo’ Green!”
To celebrate the traditions, culture and historical contributions of African Americans while promoting family unity and the importance of healthy eating and living for the wellbeing of future generations.
The America Soul Food Museum
Shule Mandela Academy
City of Lithonia - Office of the Mayor
African Community Center
Black Sustainability Online Summit
Kilombo Academic and Cultural Institute
First Afrikan Church
National Black Men's Health Network
N'Cobra Atlanta Chapter
Pearl Academy Agriculture Environmental Center
Shrine of the Black Madonna
The People's Village Project
Truly Living Well Farms
Seasoned Women of First African Church