Sometimes, the stars (or sun and moon) align for us to give our members amazing experiences.
On Aug. 21, Georgia Organics brought together our staff and board with our Seeds & Soil Society and Sustaining Members for an unforgettable Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Ladybug Farms in Clayton, Ga. We joined forces with Ladybug Farms, an heirloom veggie, flower and herb farm in Rabun County, centered in the path of totality, to host 106 of our most dedicated supporters for an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime celebration of food, farms, friends, and the environment.
Guests were treated to a tour of Ladybug Farms by farmer and Georgia Organics member Terri Jagger Blincoe, a presentation from eclipse junkie and astronomer Ron Westmaas, and a delicious picnic lunch catered by local Rabun County company Fromage. After lunch, everyone spread out in Terri’s beautiful pasture to watch the skies and experience the magic of a total solar eclipse before heading out to tour the farm. During the tour, attendees learned about Ladybug Farms’ CSA program, organic hay production, and toured the Tiny Farmhouse Terri received at the Georgia Organics Annual Conference – the result of a competitive application process. Terri will use the tiny house to host guests for agro-tourism at “Adult Farm Camp” weekends. Terri received her organic certification through Georgia Organics’ 200 Organic Farms Campaign in 2014 and has been a mentor and mentee in our Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program.
Georgia Organics strives to provide unique, outstanding events for our members, and especially for our Sustainers and Seeds & Soil Society who go above and beyond in supporting the good food movement on farms, for kids, and in communities throughout Georgia.
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