The City of South Fulton is proud to announce the return of Kendall Rae’s Earth Day Parade and Learning Fair for the second consecutive year. Hosted by Kendall Rae Johnson, Georgia’s youngest certified farmer, the event will take place on April 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., kicking off at the Tri-County shopping center at 7494 Old National Highway, South Fulton, GA 30349.

This year’s theme, “Plastic vs. Everyone,” underscores the pressing issue of plastic pollution and its detrimental impact on our planet. The event aims to raise awareness and inspire action toward sustainable solutions on Earth Day and beyond.

Festivities will commence with a vibrant parade led by Grand Marshals Kendall Rae Johnson and the City of South Fulton’s Mayor Khalid, showcasing creative displays and floats from local environmental advocates and community partners.

Following the parade, participants will meet at the LA Fitness Plaza at 6385 Old National Highway, South Fulton, GA 30349, for the Learning Fair. Attendees of all ages will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in interactive exhibits, workshops, and presentations led by environmental experts, scientists, and community leaders.

Community partners for this year’s event include esteemed organizations such as Zoo Atlanta, Staples, Lowes, Fulton County, Black Voters Matter, and the City of South Fulton Economic Development Department. Their collaboration underscores the collective effort to address environmental challenges and foster a greener future for generations to come.


“Kendall Rae’s Earth Day Parade and Learning Fair exemplify our city’s commitment to protecting our planet and fostering a healthier, more resilient community,” said District 2 Councilwoman Carmalitha Gumbs. “Through our continued alliance with this inspiring event, we not only renew our vow to nurture our environment but ignite a flame of stewardship in our youngest citizens.”

Ursula Johnson, the mother of Kendall Rae Johnson and event organizer, expressed her enthusiasm for the Earth Day initiative. “We are thrilled to bring back this impactful event to the City of South Fulton. Through education, advocacy, and community engagement, we can make a meaningful difference in the fight against plastic pollution and safeguard our environment for future generations.”

Kendall Rae’s Earth Day Parade & Learning Fair calls on City of South Fulton residents to engage in community clean-up initiatives, plastic recycling drives, and tree-planting activities. For more information, visit


About the City of South Fulton

With a population of nearly 108,000 residents, South Fulton stands as Georgia’s fifth-largest city. Encompassing over 90 square miles, its diverse terrain blends urban and rural landscapes, boasting the largest expanse of undeveloped land on the southern side of metro Atlanta. Established on May 1, 2017, South Fulton is one of Georgia’s newest and most rapidly expanding cities, emerging as a vibrant destination. Explore more about our dynamic community on our website or connect with us through social media at

About Kendall Rae Johnson

Kendall Rae Johnson, Georgia’s youngest certified farmer at age of 6, born and raised in  Atlanta, Georgia. Kendall Rae, as she is known by most, has been playing in the soil since she was 3 years old. She was inspired by the teachings of her great grandmother Laura “Kate” Williams. Although Kendall Rae doesn’t quite remember her great-grandmother, she remembers hearing her saying, “Don’t throw my collard green stems away, put them back in the dirt.”  That’s when it all started…on a small, but mighty, little patio pouch with Grandma. This tranquil and comforting place was where they planted seeds of cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and broken collard green stems. Kendall was fascinated by what were once tiny seeds or stems now had grown into a beautiful garden with colorful vegetables ready to be eaten by the family.

Today, this 8 year old is the youngest certified farmer in the State of Georgia with a business formation with the state and federal government, she has even obtained her farm and tract ID.  Kendall Rae’s love of farming has empowered her to become an advocate and spokesperson for little people across the state of Georgia and beyond.

She has been featured on ELLEN, GMA, MSNBC, Sesame Street, Nickelodeon, highlighted by Sen. Raphael Warnock, VP Kamala Harris, Dr. Bernice King and retweeted by Michelle Obama.  She also hosts an annual Earth Day Parade in South Fulton, GA that brings out hundreds of participants each year!