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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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Georgia’s organic agriculture community honored two of the state’s foremost leaders at the 17th annual Georgia Organics conference this weekend, which brought over 1,000 attendees to Jekyll Island to celebrate the coast and the myriad ways organic growers are essential to restoring natural resources in Georgia and beyond. The Georgia Organics Land Steward Award was presented […]

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Some of the most important people in northeast Georgia met last week in Clermont.  Nutrition directors representing 10 county school systems and one city school system visited Mountain Fresh Creamery as a part of a quarterly meeting. Why are these 11 people so important? Because collectively, they are responsible for serving 88,800 children across northeast […]

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USDA Farm to School continued its webinar series on finding, buying, and procuring local food with a session this week titled, “Finding Local Producers.” For school districts just getting started with farm to school, and for those looking to grow their programs, finding farmers from whom to buy is one of the first steps! We […]

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As mealtime manager for Garnish & Gather, Danielle Moore sources ingredients from farmers for their gourmet meal kits, so she knows firsthand how effective marketing can drive business for growers. Luckily for us, she’s going to talk about how the best, easiest ways for farmers to market themselves at the 17th Annual Georgia Organics Conference, Green Acres, […]

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