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In serving our state’s farmers, we would be derelict if we did not highlight our state’s farmer beards. They are spectacular and crucial to the local food movement. (Don’t stare directly into them.) This week’s beard belongs to Joe Reynolds of Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens in near Decatur. Joe, how would you characterize your […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to raise the allowed residue level of the herbicide Roundup, (glyphosate) on food. If you are curious about pesticide use in Georgia, check this out. But wait! It’s not a done deal and there’s something you can do about it! Please keep reading. Tweet

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Farmer Services Coordinator Donn Cooper is our man in the field. This is his column from the summer issue of The Dirt, which you can receive by joining Georgia Organics! With each edition of The Dirt, I have too many farmers to thank for their time, generosity and dedication to the good food movement. However, […]

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They say the best things in life are free, and no one takes that more to heart than Robby Astrove, Atlanta’s very own urban fruit forager. A leading member of Concrete Jungle, and all-around-edible tree, bush, and vine enthusiast, Robby knows where all the delicious spots are around Atlanta and when the fruits are ready […]

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Like a proud parent, we love all our A Spoken Dish videos, but this afternoon we’re spotlighting young Ella Averett (whose parents help run Meadowlark Gardens!), because The Funky Carrots would be an incredible band name. Tweet

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In serving our state’s farmers, we would be derelict if we did not highlight our state’s farmer beards. They are spectacular and crucial to the local food movement. (Don’t stare directly into them.) This week’s beard belongs to Duane Marcus of the Funny Farm in Stone Mountain. Duane, how would you characterize your beard? Wild […]

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How can you get fifth graders excited about writing essays, taking tests and eating salad? By using a Victory Garden as a learning tool, bugs and all. On a Monday this spring, some Acworth students enjoyed the fruits of their labors with a harvest and snack of produce from the gardens. Ford Elementary School developed […]

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It’s a simple question: What food tradition in your life reflects time or place or evokes a specific memory? In interviews throughout the South, Whole Foods documentarian Kate Medley asked this question of farmers, home cooks, professional chefs, writers, artists, and children. The resulting project, A Spoken Dish, captures heartfelt stories about a wide range […]

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Need a good soundtrack to your afternoon? Food Tank has a great list of food system-related TED talks, with topics ranging from Mark Bittman talking about how individual food choices can affect collective health to food waste to Joel Salatin on soil. Got a food or ag-related TED Talk you love? Tell us about it […]

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In serving our state’s farmers, we would be derelict if we did not highlight our state’s farmer beards. They are spectacular and crucial to the local food movement. (Don’t stare directly into them.) This week’s beard belongs to Cashawn Myers, executive director of HABESHA. Cashawn, how would you characterize your beard? It’s a natural extension […]

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