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Daniel Dover started Darby Farms seven years ago to cure his body and mind of constant fatigue and depression after a life time of eating dead food and 2 1/2 years of being a vegetarian/vegan. So utilizing three acres of pasture owned by his wife’s family in Monroe, Ga., Daniel resolved to feed himself, family, […]

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Marty Mesh has dedicated more than 40 years to a more environmentally responsible and socially just form of agriculture. In 1987, Mesh helped form Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers (FOG), a nonprofit organization, and, in 1995, became FOG’s Executive Director. The goal was to educate farmers and the public about organic production through their programs and […]

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Eugene Cooke and Nicole Bluh of Atlanta’s Good Shepherd Agro Ecology Center know plenty about growing, and about growing communities. (Read more about their good work here.) They’ll be at the 18th Annual Georgia Organics Conference,Recipe for Change: Better Farms, Better Flavors, which will be held on Feb. 20-21, 2015, at the Classic Center in Athens, Ga., […]

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There are a lot of ways that farmers can diversify their land and make their farms function more efficiently by using a closed loop system that doesn’t rely heavily on outside inputs. Using natural fertilizers, saving seed, and storing food are all methods that can decrease expenses and allow for increased self-reliance. Darby Smith co-owns Sun Dog Farm […]

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Farming in small spaces is just as significant as growing on large areas of farmland. Reusing as much space as possible and treating their farm (no matter how small) as a profitable business can allow producers to use their land to their benefit for years to come. Brennan Washington and his wife are the owners of Phoenix Gardens in Lawrenceville. […]

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Producing flavorful grass-fed beef depends on the proper breed and genetic makeup to add fat and protein efficiently. It’s important for ranchers to know what to consider and the traits to look for when assembling a quality grass-fed heard. Dan Glenn is a farmer and rancher at Deep Grass Graziers in Fitzgerald, Ga which has […]

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By Katherine Eddins, Georgia Land Trust Executive Director While people are busy with all the festivities and wonder of the holidays, land trusts are busy too: working together to help in their unique ways to protect farmland as open space forever. Farmers who do conservation easements need to get them done by year’s end for tax planning […]

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By Cory Mosser, Burge Organic Farm & Founder of Natural Born Tillers I took the long way. I drove through endless miles of cotton stubs and fallow fields on sparse two-lane highways. I needed time to think. I had been warned countless times to not let the romantic notion of running a farm blur the […]

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Are you a farmer or distributor who wants to sell to a preschool? Well, you’re invited to attend Georgia’s first Farm to Preschool Meet and Greets, which will serve as an opportunity for local farmers and distributors to meet with representatives from preschools and early childcare centers, and discuss opportunities for buying and selling fresh, […]

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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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