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There’s no doubt that a lot of work goes into starting a farm. It’s important for beginning farmers to have all the tools and resources to plan a successful farm and farm business. Daniel Parson, former Georgia Organics Land Steward of the Year and Oxford College at Emory University Farmer, has been farming for over […]

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Will Harris of White Oaks Pastures farms land that has been in his family for nearly a century and a half. He talks with Jennifer Owens of Georgia Organics about how the farm has evolved from one generation to the next and explains his decision to move away from industrial farming practices. Recorded at the […]

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By Sarah Dasher, FoodCorps Service Member One thing I’ve found out so far in my service year with FoodCorps is that lesson planning is simply the worst. It’s terrible, and I hate it. I’ve asked teachers at my schools about it, and they’re with me. This is—truly–news to me. I thought, these people are pros, […]

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Brennan Washington started Phoenix Gardens with his wife Gwendolyn in 2005. Before that, Brennan worked in Information Technology and his wife in customer service. In this interview with Jonathan Tescher of Georgia Organics, he explains how they managed that transition and some of the unexpected challenges that came with it. Recorded at the 2013 Georgia […]

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Atlanta Harvest stemmed from the desire to provide fresh, organic, and locally grown produce that is accessible to low-income communities in Atlanta. Late last summer Corbin and Bethaney, along with 35 local volunteers, a team from the Shelby County Farm to School Program in Memphis, as well as a team from Baltimore, began building high tunnels […]

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By Akilah Roberts and Claire Maxwell The Atlanta Local Food Initiative (ALFI) began its Orchard Project in 2010 with the inaugural planting at Burgess Peterson Academy in East Atlanta. The ALFI Orchard Project installs edible school and community orchards that aim to feed, teach, and inspire. The project has planted 21 orchards that provide direct access to local food while improving Atlanta’s landscape. […]

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Hugh Lovel is a farmer, educator, and scientist well-known for his experience in biodynamic farming and operating the first CSA in Georgia. He hosted the South-East Biodynamic Conferences at his home for 12 years and since 2005 he has spent his time between Australia and the U.S. teaching and writing. He founded the Quantum Agriculture Consultancy with […]

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Shabari Bird is a teacher and expert in fermentation with a strong belief in homeopathic methods. She and her husband, Hugh Lovel, founded Quantum Agriculture Consultancy in order to share their natural approaches to healthy living and agriculture. We talked to Shabari about her passion for biodynamic farming and how it’s been a platform for her interest in Agro-homeopathic methods. Bird will […]

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Basmat Ahmed is a community builder with the Global Growers Network. Originally from what is now South Sudan, she came to the U.S. several years ago as a refugee. In this interview, she talks with Susan Pavlin, also of the Global Growers Network, about her efforts to unite Sudanese communities around Atlanta through farming. Recorded […]

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By Constance Roberts, FoodCorps Service Member Happy November, from FoodCorps Athens! In the theme of the newest FoodCorps hashtag – #trythings, we present to you the bravest teenagers in all the land, the West Broad Young Urban Farmers (YUF!), who work tirelessly, with ne’er a complaint, at their very own West Broad Garden. To learn more […]

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