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GrowBiz is our series focusing on businesses that help farmers thrive. Got one we should know about? Shoot an email to brooke at georgiaorganics dot org.  Clenney Insurance of Blakely, Inc. was founded in 2006 by Brad Clenney. With a foundation in farming and agriculture, Brad began his independent insurance agency in order to focus […]

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As told by Jen Marlow of Red Mud Farm. Names have never been my forte. I’m often drawn to the obvious and only dissuaded when that is pointed out to me. Given that, it may not be surprising that “Marlow Farm” was my first idea. It worked in that we are the Marlow family and […]

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Last week, more than a dozen Georgia farm to school stakeholders from traveled to Austin, Texas, to join 1,100 others at the seventh National Farm to Cafeteria Conference. The conference spanned all aspects of farm to school, and staff from Georgia Organics and Captain Planet Foundation led workshops on how to are create statewide support for […]

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Industrial ag takes a toll on our state, but organics can rejuvenate Georgia. The corn on the right has not been genetically modified. It’s certified organic, grown at Riverview Farms in Ranger, and it’s used to feed the heritage Berkshire hogs that Charlotte and Wes Swancy raise. No synthetic fertilizers or dangerous pesticides were used […]

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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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Based on trends over the last decade, it’s difficult to tell whether the end game of biotechnology is to help farmers or to have more products to sell. While persistent weeds are possibly the single greatest obstacle to successful production in the South, the past has shown that Mother Nature is more clever than human […]

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Husband and wife Bryan Hager and Wendy Crager run Crager Hager Farm in Carroll County, Georgia. You can find their grub at the Cotton Mill Farmers Market, the Peachtree City Farmers Market, Little Hawaiian, Sunset Hills Country Club, or get it delivered weekly by Farmers Fresh CSA. What do you do on the farm? I’m a […]

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This is going to be an exciting weekend for Atlanta’s historic West End—it’s the return of the West End Farmers and Artisans Market at the Wren’s Nest house museum. And thanks to Atlanta Streets Alive, the surrounding streets will be closed to cars and open to people, whether you’ve got a bicycle or want to […]

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As told by Joe Reynolds of Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens.  Naming something is an intimate and sacred endeavor, whereby you hope to articulate all of your meaning, intent, and action into a few letters or words.  When Judith and I first began our farm business, we were farming at the Glover Family […]

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On many levels, organic farms are works of art. Using processes perfected by nature to grow environmentally responsible – and delicious – food takes skill, hard work, and a touch of artistry, and that’s all on display at the Good Shepherd Agro Ecology Center in Atlanta’s West End, which is as lovely from the sky […]

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