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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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Last week, Chef Jaime Allred led a hands-on cooking workshop for Habersham County’s Farm to School Youth Ambassadors. The goal of the workshop was to expose students to culinary skills using produce from local farms that they have visited. The students learned knife skills, zesting and peeling, as well as food safety and proper hand […]

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Georgia Organics and the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Press Release. January 28, 2014, Atlanta, GA – The farm bill reported by the joint conference committee renews funding for a number of important programs that were left stranded by last year’s farm bill extension, but fails to make much-needed reforms in the structure of farm policy. […]

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The success of Southern Green Industries (SGI) has not come easily. The company, founded by Robert Del Bueno (right) and Dezso Gavaller, collects and recycles restaurant grease for biodiesel production, provides eco-friendly grease trap cleaning, and collects food waste for industrial composting. SGI’s success story is one for anyone interested in bucking the system and […]

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In part two of our interview with the Environmental Working Group’s Ken Cook, we talked about farm subsidies, food labeling, and what he sees coming down the pike for organic farmers and the industry as a whole. Cook will be speaking at the 17th Annual Georgia Organics Conference, Green Acres, Saving the Planet One Bite at a […]

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As president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group, Ken Cook has spent the last two decades as a fierce and effective advocate for the environment, public health, and clean farming. (And after talking with him, we’re even bigger fans—conference attendees are in for a real humdinger of a keynote.) In this first installment of our two-part […]

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“Green Acres: Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time,” Feb. 21-22 on Jekyll Island, Workshop leaders:  Nancy Adamson, Xerces and NRCS and Keren Giovengo, University of Georgia MAREX Enhancing diversity on farms supports bees and many other beneficial insects, improving crop production and reducing pest outbreaks. Join Nancy and Keren to learn about common bees, […]

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Last week I read this article about 3-D printers being developed and approved for use with food. My first thought was, “Those interlocking sugar cubes sure look pretty neat.” But as I read on, I found something that bothered me: In the end, Kucsma hopes the device will not only speed up home cooking but […]

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Writer and vegan crafter Becky Striepe has a long history of loving Ma Earth. As a middle schooler in Ft. Lauderdale, a copy of the book “50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save the Earth” led her to start an environmental club at her school and convince her family to start recycling and put […]

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Farmers are and always have been incredibly crafty people, and the rise of open-source technology is creating a new generation of resourceful growers who use tech hacks to improve their operations. Farm Hack is one of the foremost online communities in this movement, and Louis Thiery knows all about it. He’s on the Farm Hack […]

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