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There isn’t anything lazy about Lazy B Farm! This farm produces meat, runs apiaries, and functions as a hands-on classroom. The owner, Cindi Ball, hosts classes on soap making, honey harvesting and bee keeping. To see some of the classes she has lined up for this summer, go to her website. But her classes aren’t […]

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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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As told by Julia Gardner Asherman of Rag & Frass Farm in Jeffersonville, Georgia. I named the farm Rag & Frass because I was sick of farms having names that sound like gated communities.  Farming is romantic—but mostly it’s dirty, sweaty, gritty and overwhelming.  I don’t think something has to be romantic or traditionally beautiful to […]

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James Hembree is a visionary. He is also a Georgia Organics member, the grounds superintendent at the University of West Georgia, and the owner of Hembree Lane Farm in Carrollton. Why did you become a member of Georgia Organics? You know, Rachael Carson, (author of “Silent Spring”), we thought she was ahead of her time. […]

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Last Thursday, Georgia Organics played host to farmers and gardeners from across the state for a field day at Lola’s Organic Farm in Wheeler County. Attendees saw the farms’ new additions, including a high tunnel (aka hoop house) and an ongoing SARE research project. Speakers included Vontice Jackson, the NRCS district conservationist in Georgia, Jerry Larson, recently retired […]

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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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