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When I first heard of feminist geography, I wasn’t exactly sure what it was. I had even less idea what it had to do with agriculture. Luckily, Amy Trauger, an expert in the field, has some great explanations and experiences to share. Could you briefly define feminist geography? Feminist geography is a sub discipline of […]

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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 many levels, organic farms are works of art. Using processes perfected by nature to grow environmentally responsible – and delicious – food takes skill, hard work, and a touch of artistry, and that’s all on display at the Good Shepherd Agro Ecology Center in Atlanta’s West End, which is as lovely from the sky […]

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From April 21-15, Sharon Elementary School in Forsyth County will participate in Feed My School for a Week, in which 75-100% of the food on students’ lunch trays will be Georgia Grown. Sharon’s cafeteria manager, Dee Mathis, is excited to serve her students more fresh, local food. “I am excited to participate in the Feed […]

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Photo by Maura Friedman Development Coordinator Kate Klein has been lighting up our lives since January, but we’re only just now getting down to an introductory blog post because between our conference last month, taking on membership duties, and writing dynamite member spotlights posts for this blog, she’s been a busy woman! What was your […]

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Forest Grove Farm is a big hunk of land in Washington County, Georgia. That’s where Lyle Lansdell (right) keeps a small herd of sheep, and grows vegetables on a limited scale, because “I don’t have a lot of help.” She sells at Greenway Market in Milledgeville, Mulberry Market in Macon, and the Sandersville Farmer’s Market […]

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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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Ira Wallace is a farmer, an educator, and a seed saver. She is a founding member of the Acorn Community, a cooperative farm in rural Virginia, home to Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. We’re thrilled that Ira will be joining us at the Georgia Organics Conference, where she will be signing copies of her book, Vegetable […]

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Katherine Kennedy manages the Lionheart Gardens, a one-acre plot alongside the Lionheart School, which is a non-profit school in Alpharetta for children with autism or similar challenges of relating and communicating. The students participate in every part of operating a working farm. We think this is the coolest, and Katherine is the coolest, so we wanted […]

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Valerie Bowers is an important ally for farm to school—she’s the School Nutrition Director for Forsyth County Schools, and she’s also the 2013-2014 President of the Georgia School Nutrition Association. Forsyth County’s Sharon Elementary School will be participating in the Dept. of Agriculture’s Feed My School for a Week program this year. The week in […]

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