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This year, a cross disciplinary collaboration that encompassed students and professionals alike has resulted in a solution for a practical agricultural problem. This partnership began in January, when nearly 60 senior mechanical engineering students of Auburn University’s College of Engineerings gathered to listen to speakers from various industries discuss needs, problems, and projects within their given […]

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Since it’s currently a verdant and productive swathe of land, it’s hard to believe that The Good Samaritan Urban Farm started out as an empty lot full of kudzu and 172 tires. The farm sits behind the Good Samaritan Health Center,“a non-profit Christian organization that provides healthcare to uninsured, low income people in greater metropolitan […]

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By Sandi Johnson There was a time when Harrisburg, a historic mill village in downtown Augusta, was a bustling community. The corner pharmacy was the place to be, whether it was ice cream after church or just hanging on the front porch with the locals. The corner of Crawford and Broad was a busy place […]

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Raised-bed gardening is a solution to one challenge that North Georgian farmers know well: the red clay right below the surface of their soil. That’s one reason why the Steve and David Gianino of Legacy Gardens conduct a raised bed gardening class at their farm in Augusta. Clay can be problematic for gardeners because it […]

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On July 15, Georgia Organics and Coastal Organic Growers hosted an organic peanut field day at Healthy Hollow Farms near Stilson in southeast Georgia. This was a unique opportunity for growers interested in organic farming not only to visit the only certified organic peanut farm in Georgia, but also to learn production practices on a […]

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As told by Connie Hayes of Healthy Hollow Farms Up until 1999, it was just Hayes Farm, but then we opened a health food store and organic grocery in Statesboro. We were a bit ahead of the organic health movement in Statesboro, and the store simply did not pay for itself. After closing, we began […]

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Students from Wilbanks Middle School in Habersham County recently visited Grapes and Beans in Clayton, Georgia to learn how to make a summer vegetable frittata from Chef Whitney Denham. From the Northeast Georgia Farm to School Blog: Students cooking with local chefs builds students’ confidence and excitement in the kitchen, teaching them valuable skills about […]

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As told by Nea Permenter of Beyond the Boonies Farm in Lumpkin, Georgia.  Our friends from Florida named the farm. They were traveling to visit us and our directions were for them to turn left at the blue farmhouse (our nearest neighbors at 1/2 mile away). When they reached us they said the blue farmhouse […]

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We’re nearing the end of collard season, and if you’re like me you’re tired of every method you know to prepare them. So sayonara, sauté! Enter the collard wrap! There are plenty of recipes out there for this tortilla-less take on a burrito, and like a burrito, you can customize the fillings in myriad ways that suit […]

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There isn’t anything lazy about Lazy B Farm! This farm produces meat, runs apiaries, and functions as a hands-on classroom. The owner, Cindi Ball, hosts classes on soap making, honey harvesting and bee keeping. To see some of the classes she has lined up for this summer, go to her website. But her classes aren’t […]

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