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Editor’s note: This first appeared in the fall 2013 edition of the Dirt, our quarterly member newsletter. Want to get a copy? Join Georgia Organics today! A recent issue of National Geographic focused on climate change showed a graphic depicting the globe redrawn to show what rising seas would do to our banks, shores, and coastlines […]

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The 17th annual Georgia Organics Conference was informative and eye-opening, and Dr. Elaine Ingham’s workshop on soil biology was one of the most-talked-about in the halls of the LEED-certified Jekyll Island Conference Center. The noted soil biologist emphasized that dirt—be it rock, pebbles, sand, silt, or clay—already contains all the nutrients any plant needs to grow. […]

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Kerry Shay of Savannah Victory Gardens and Andy Schwartz led a session called “Composting: Nature’s Balancing Act” at the 17th Annual Georgia Organics Conference on Feb. 22. Here’s what they talked about! Composting is beneficial for a number of reasons. It  builds soil and contributes to fertility. The immediate beneficial side effect of composting is rich organic […]

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OK, so technically this tweet from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition‘s Sarah Hackney was referencing the Anson Mills heritage Southern grains and beans on the menu at the farmers feast. (Which were incredible!) But Green Acres, the 17th annual Georgia Organics conference, totally equalled happiness! Over 900 growers, educators, chefs, volunteers, and more spent a fantastic weekend on Jekyll Island […]

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We were tickled pink when we heard that Julie Stuart of Making Ideas Visible would be at our conference last weekend—her visual mapping technique is a fascinating way to document and relay information. She did what she does so well for our Saturday opening remarks, youth leader panel, and Ken Cook’s keynote on Saturday night. Click […]

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Georgia’s organic agriculture community honored two of the state’s foremost leaders at the 17th annual Georgia Organics conference this weekend, which brought over 1,000 attendees to Jekyll Island to celebrate the coast and the myriad ways organic growers are essential to restoring natural resources in Georgia and beyond. The Georgia Organics Land Steward Award was presented […]

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Chef Abigail Hutchinson was born in Rhode Island, but she was raised in North Carolina, so the South can safely claim her as our own. Though her ambitions were originally in hospitality management, her time as a server persuaded her that her real passion was food. She followed that passion to Asheville, then Amelia Island, […]

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One of the most anticipated parts of the Georgia Organics Conference may indeed be the Farmers Feast – a gathering that reminds us that at the end of the day, the organic food we work so hard all year to cultivate, harvest, and promote tastes really, really good. The feast is always prepared by a […]

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As mealtime manager for Garnish & Gather, Danielle Moore sources ingredients from farmers for their gourmet meal kits, so she knows firsthand how effective marketing can drive business for growers. Luckily for us, she’s going to talk about how the best, easiest ways for farmers to market themselves at the 17th Annual Georgia Organics Conference, Green Acres, […]

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