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Athens Food Cart Fest 2012 Retrospective

This video takes a look at the planning, execution, and implications of the event held on March 31, 2012.


March 31, 2012

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Learn more about the Material Reuse Program

If you came to the festival, you probably walked through the gateway, maybe found some space on one of the tables to enjoy your food, and hopefully stopped by the info kiosk to get more information about our mission.

All of those things were created via the Material Reuse Program, which according to their website, “actively salvages buildings on the UGA campus as well as Athens region and reuses materials on community-based projects.  The Program is based at the UGArden, a student-run community supported agriculture [CSA] farm, which is a inter-disciplinary research facility for sustainable building projects.  Since its inception in May of 2011, hundreds of cubic yards of waste have been salvaged and put back into the community.”

If you are interested in learning more about the Material Reuse Program, here’s a link to their website- – you’ll see more photos of the pieces built for the festival as well as all of the other projects that they have contributed to.  Thanks to Chris McDowell for his generosity in supporting the festival and donating his materials, time, and carpentry expertise.  We had a great time building together!

Check out the UGA Law School and CED’s College Avenue Corridor Mobile Food Vending Study

Students from the University of Georgia’s Law School and College of Environment + Design teamed up to create this study showing how the College Avenue corridor in downtown Athens could serve as a pedestrian-friendly gathering place for permitted food vendors.  Check it out, “like” it and spread the word so that Athens-Clarke County officials know that we want more food trucks!


Promo Video

Check out who is putting on this event and what they have to say about it.