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by Shante’ Chaney-Donnelly #RootingForCarrots Pre-K Edition This past Friday (October 16th) marked the beginning of my awesome mentorship with Little ones Learning Center. The director Wande’ Meadows is super excited about Farm to Preschool at her school and you guessed it… SO AM I! We agreed on having me do super fun cooking demos, facilitating “Try it” […]

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By Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist There’s been a lot of hype in the popular news this month about the prospects for a very strong El Nino, which is developing in the eastern Pacific Ocean and is expected to peak this winter. El Nino is the warm phase of an oscillation in Pacific Ocean temperatures […]

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Eugene Cooke is the founder of Grow Where You Are, a dynamic full-service social enterprise in the field of local food systems. Grow Where You Are partners with organizations and individuals to bring food abundance to communities and those who value real food, designing, installing, and maintaining multiple public and private spaces where food is […]

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Does a week in front of the computer make you want to swing a hammer? The Homestead Atlanta has you covered. Whether you’re looking for the security that comes with growing and preserving your own food, a positive impact on the environment through alternative energy systems, or simply the satisfaction of creating a beautiful, functional […]

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Whether you’re interested in becoming a full-time organic farmer or you just want to produce delicious, healthy food in your backyard, Lynn Pugh’s legendary Organic Farming and Gardening course will teach you the basics so you can start growing sustainably. Cane Creek Farm is the classroom, and you’ll engage in plenty of hands-on activities while […]

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As summer quickly approaches, now is the time to finalize summer plans for your school garden.  First, your school garden team should decide if you want to continue growing during the summer months.  After all the hard work you’ve put into the garden throughout the year, it may be hard to think about not growing […]

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By Rachel Waldron, FoodCorps Service Member Because there are so many great activities to do out in the garden during the springtime, its difficult to get the kids excited about staying inside. But when a substitute teacher does not take the students out to the garden, I try to bring aspects of the garden inside. […]

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Want to transition to a chemical-free lawn? Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design is here to help. Her Atlanta landscape architecture firm specializes in “outdoor living areas that are beautiful, artistic, functional, eco friendly and sustainable.” This Q&A originally ran in the Summer 2014 edition of the Dirt, our member newsletter. 1. Try a […]

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Our lawns are also an opportunity for health as well as beauty. And when we wanted to write about chemical-free lawn care for the Summer 2014 edition of the Dirt, our member newsletter, we knew Sustenance Design‘s Lindsey Mann would be able to give us the scoop. She and her team create ecologically supportive landscapes, […]

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by Paula Maia Fernandes A garden is capable of growing much more than beautiful plants, it can also grow a community. Lola Blum has on her name what she is all about – to help blooming community’s core values such as healthy living skills, community development, environmental education, and artistic expression through growing a garden. Blum is the Co-Founder […]

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