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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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Turns out many home garden plants billed as bird and bee-friendly have been pre-treated with a class of insecticides that’s harmful to both, according to a new study released today by Friends of the Earth and allies, including the Turner Environmental Law Clinic, Georgia Organics, and the Atlanta Audubon Society. The study, Gardeners Beware 2014, […]

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Chipotle has been a part of our My Market Club from the beginning—they believe fast food doesn’t have to be bad food, and their motto of farm to face is one we can get behind! In the My Market Club’s first year they supported us with those coveted burrito coupons—Ya know, the ones you get […]

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GrowBiz is our blog series that focuses on businesses that can help farmers thrive. Know of one you think we should know about? Shoot an email to brooke at georgiaorganics dot org.  When we were brainstorming topics for GrowBiz, we didn’t have to look far for a great lawyer. Kyle Moore is an attorney specializing […]

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By Robby Astrove, ALFI Orchard Project Coordinator Orchards and fruit trees couldn’t be more fitting for the ATL. Our ‘City in a Forest,’ as we call it, is a beautiful forest garden city that just happens to have one hell of a thriving local food movement. While Seattle is getting a lot of the ‘food […]

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I never thought spending two days in the basement of a federal building learning about procurement regulations could be so satisfying. But thanks to the dynamic USDA Farm to School team, it was that and so much more…. Deborah Kane, USDA Farm to School Director, and her dynamic team brought fifty state and non-profit agencies […]

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Kerry Shay of Savannah Victory Gardens and Andy Schwartz led a session called “Composting: Nature’s Balancing Act” at the 17th Annual Georgia Organics Conference on Feb. 22. Here’s what they talked about! Composting is beneficial for a number of reasons. It  builds soil and contributes to fertility. The immediate beneficial side effect of composting is rich organic […]

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We do a lot of eating here at Georgia Organics HQ, and whenever we can we try to do it sitting at a table together. So we were pumped to hear about Slow Food Atlanta’s Slow Food at the Table campaign: From Saturday, February 1, through Monday, March 31, the “Slow Food at the Table” […]

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We were tickled pink when we heard that Julie Stuart of Making Ideas Visible would be at our conference last weekend—her visual mapping technique is a fascinating way to document and relay information. She did what she does so well for our Saturday opening remarks, youth leader panel, and Ken Cook’s keynote on Saturday night. Click […]

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