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By Brittany Aiello, Skylight Farm People arrive at the value of local and organic for many reasons, with countless motivations. Some, like myself, realize the health benefits of consuming things that are grown and raised naturally. Others, like my husband, Justin Aiello of Skylight Farm, want their work to be good, something that cares for […]

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As told by Robin Chanin of the Global Growers Network. “Bamboo Creek Farm is aptly named for its characteristic geographic features, namely a large forest bamboo and a polluted creek!! Oh yeah, it’s a farm too. I challenge you to find something more creative out there! The name Bamboo Creek Farm was the first thing […]

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This year, a cross disciplinary collaboration that encompassed students and professionals alike has resulted in a solution for a practical agricultural problem. This partnership began in January, when nearly 60 senior mechanical engineering students of Auburn University’s College of Engineerings gathered to listen to speakers from various industries discuss needs, problems, and projects within their given […]

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On July 15, Georgia Organics and Coastal Organic Growers hosted an organic peanut field day at Healthy Hollow Farms near Stilson in southeast Georgia. This was a unique opportunity for growers interested in organic farming not only to visit the only certified organic peanut farm in Georgia, but also to learn production practices on a […]

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On July 15, Georgia Organics and Coastal Organic Growers are partnering to host an organic peanut production field day at Healthy Hollow Farms in Stilson. Until 1990, Healthy Hollow Farms was a conventional farm, but costs of farming and health concerns led Connie and Jimmy Hayes to convert to organic production. Currently, Healthy Hollow Farms is […]

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With the population of the monarch butterfly at risk, conservationists are working to restore the habitats of these important pollinators, and the Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta is putting an important call out to Georgians to collect native milkweed seed. Milkweed and other nectar plants are important for habitat creation for pollinators, such as the monarch. […]

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In March, as a representative of organic and sustainable farmers across the state, Georgia Organics attended a Georgia Department of Agriculture listening session concerning new herbicide-resistant traits to control Palmer amaranth–aka Roundup-resistant pigweed–that will soon be commercially available in Georgia. Many producers are concerned that the introduction of these new genetically modified crops will be accompanied […]

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A decade ago, we launched our farmer to farmer mentoring program to pair beginning farmers and ranchers (those with 10 years or less experience) and producers transitioning to organic production systems with experienced farmer mentors. (See Farmer Services Coordinator Donn Cooper talk about it here!)   In the last 10 years, we’ve had the honor and opportunity […]

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We love good tunes here at Georgia Organics World Headquarters, and a lot of our farmers are also music buffs. (Heck, music played a huge role in naming a great farm we recently highlighted!) So the least we can do for our state’s hard-working organic growers and the people who love them is make a Spotify […]

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As told by Brennan Washington of Phoenix Gardens in Lawrenceville.  Six months after we brought our farm, we got a notice from the county that our property was going to probably be seized for a major road project.  We were sick about it and were on pins and needles for about a year.  The county […]

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