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Melody Myers, a VP for United Natural Foods and sponsor of the 2013 Georgia Organics conference, wrote this update on the farm bill and the priorities for more organic production, research and promotions. The organic message is clear and concise:   Pass a comprehensive Farm Bill this year! A current farm bill with organic priorities will support […]

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Money! Good food costs a lot, right? It isn’t easy eating green. You’d think it’d be cheaper without all those pesticides on them, or that they weren’t grown from GMO seeds, but turns out that growing organically takes a lot of work. That work costs a bit more money. Not always but sometimes. Point is, […]

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Hey Relinda Walker of Walker Organic Farm in Sylvania! What book rocked your world and made you want to become an organic farmer? “This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader” by Joan Gussow “Her passion, perspective and mission were totally compelling and dovetailed with all the things going on in my head. She has a more […]

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    Next month is the second annual Southwest Georgia Tour de Farm, a truly excellent weekend of bicycling, food, and farms brought to you by the fine folks at Cafe Campesino. What makes this so excellent, you might ask? 5 farm/food tours 1 “Meat & Greet” Supper at White Oak Pastures 1 tasting at […]

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We had such a blast at the Sunbelt Ag Expo this week! (Check out all out photos here.) Here’s a GIF of all the people who liked the organic lettuce from White Oak Pastures we served as part of a Lettuce Try It taste test. We agree that lettuce rules. Tweet

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Communities are vitally important to successful farm to school programs. It takes more than just teachers and students; in Habersham County, where we’re piloting a comprehensive farm to school program, everyone from school nutrition staff to Georgia Department of Education officials are rolling up their sleeves and making really exciting things happen. (Read about some of […]

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If you’re reading this on the Georgia Organics blog, chances are you’ve at least heard of Slow Food. But what about Slow Money? Slow Food’s guiding principles can be found in full here, but the organization is guided by three main things: What would the world be like if we invested 50% of our assets within […]

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This piece by Robby Astrove first appeared in the Georgia Urban Forestry Council‘s Fall Tree Talks newsletter.  Simply stated, “trees are the answer” for many environmental, social, and economic problems. There’s even a bumper sticker to prove it. Shade, clean air, clean water, habitat, increased property value, crime reduction, emotional well-being, and improving overall quality […]

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One of the biggest challenges in getting a farm to school program started is finding others to help fly the flag. Greta Massetti and Angela Renals lead up their school’s wellness teams and farm to school projects at Evansdale Elementary School and Chesnut Charter Elementary School, both in DeKalb county. They recently gave a presentation with […]

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This morning, the Georgia Conservancy’s Generation Green hosted the second installment of Green Eggs & Ham, a morning panel discussion that, in this case, focused on urban agriculture in Atlanta. And it was a great discussion! The panelists were Asata Reid from Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture, Lolly Beck-Pancer from Wholesome Wave […]

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