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Julia Asherman is a farmer at Rag & Frass Farm and will be speaking during the FSA financing and FarmHacks Saturday Session.   What role do you play in the local, organic food movement? I’m a grower first, so at the most basic and fundamental level I am one of the people producing organic food and flowers […]

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This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the 2017 Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners National Conference at the Georgia State University Student Center. Black Urban Growers or BUG is an amazing organization dedicated to supporting and connecting urban growers throughout the nation through advocacy and food education. This year was my first attending […]

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Farming isn’t a career path for the faint of heart; along with fisheries and forestry, farming is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. Just ask Darby Weaver who suffered a broken leg in 2015 as a result of an accident involving her cow. While Weaver was insured, limited provider options and rising […]

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  When Irma Hits One of Us, She Hits All of Us For some of us, the worst is over and we’re starting to see how bad the damage is. For others, the worst is yet to come. Recovering after a natural disaster can take days, weeks, months, or years. Below are some good resources […]

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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, […]

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On July 19, the Georgia Organics Farm to School and Farmer Services teams partnered with Global Growers to host a food safety training for approximately 15 farmers in Burke County, GA. The farmers received information about various food safety topics including: tips for maintaining a clean facility hand washing techniques and overall sanitation instructions for […]

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By Darby Smith of Sun Dog Farm in Blairsville, Ga. Life is an explosive force. There is no better time to witness this than early Spring. As the seeds emerge, the buds pop, and the ephemeral wild flowers set into bloom, the lush greenery is once again utilizing the power of the sun to expand, […]

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Editor’s Note: We’re kicking off #dirtlife, our new producer-written blog series, with a post from Darby Smith of the Sun Dog Farm in Blairsville. This series is funded by the USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Grant.  By Darby Smith It feels like just yesterday my husband Elliot and I were in the greenhouse, intoxicated by […]

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