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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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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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Brandon Chonko is a smart, straight-talking farmer who began raising poultry out of the simple desire to provide clean, wholesome food for his family. He spent his childhood in Stone Mountain, and in college he majored in history. What started as a simple backyard garden grew into an organic, sustainable, pastured poultry operation called GrassRoots Farms that […]

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Julia Asherman, of Rag & Frass Farm, who’s presenting at the annual conference’s Feb. 22 “Farm Genesis: One Year in the Life of a New Farmer,” session, answered some questions for us. Asherman will be speaking at the 17th Annual Georgia Organics Conference, Green Acres, Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time, which will be held […]

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I am interested in helping organic farmers adapt to climate change. And one very important part of that is constructing and maintaining a strong community that supports organic production. That community needs to be farmers, buyers (yes Whole Foods, etc.), and customers. Consumers need to eat with our heart and minds as well as body. […]

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Hi there. If you are a die-hard environmentalist, you’re probably familiar with the keynote speaker for our 17th Annual Conference on Jekyll Island. It’s Ken Cook of the Environmental Working Group. If you aren’t familiar with Ken , or if you think Georgia Organics has gone afield and stopped focusing on farms, please keep reading […]

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