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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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The success of Southern Green Industries (SGI) has not come easily. The company, founded by Robert Del Bueno (right) and Dezso Gavaller, collects and recycles restaurant grease for biodiesel production, provides eco-friendly grease trap cleaning, and collects food waste for industrial composting. SGI’s success story is one for anyone interested in bucking the system and […]

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In part two of our interview with the Environmental Working Group’s Ken Cook, we talked about farm subsidies, food labeling, and what he sees coming down the pike for organic farmers and the industry as a whole. Cook will be speaking at the 17th Annual Georgia Organics Conference, Green Acres, Saving the Planet One Bite at a […]

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As president and co-founder of the Environmental Working Group, Ken Cook has spent the last two decades as a fierce and effective advocate for the environment, public health, and clean farming. (And after talking with him, we’re even bigger fans—conference attendees are in for a real humdinger of a keynote.) In this first installment of our two-part […]

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“Green Acres: Saving the Planet One Bite at a Time,” Feb. 21-22 on Jekyll Island, Workshop leaders:  Nancy Adamson, Xerces and NRCS and Keren Giovengo, University of Georgia MAREX Enhancing diversity on farms supports bees and many other beneficial insects, improving crop production and reducing pest outbreaks. Join Nancy and Keren to learn about common bees, […]

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