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Leah Garcés has spent her career working to protect animals from harmful factory farming practices. In this interview with Jenni Harris of White Oak Pastures, she shares one of the most defining moments from her early years as an advocate. Leah and Jenni also think back to when they first met at White Oak’s poultry […]

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Matthew Raiford’s farm, Gilliard Farms, which he operates with his sister Althea, has been in his family since the late 1800s. He talks with Jovan Sage of Slow Food USA about that history and his connection to food as a young man. Recorded at the 2013 Georgia Organics Conference in Atlanta, Ga. Produced by Stephannie […]

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Will Harris of White Oaks Pastures farms land that has been in his family for nearly a century and a half. He talks with Jennifer Owens of Georgia Organics about how the farm has evolved from one generation to the next and explains his decision to move away from industrial farming practices. Recorded at the […]

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Brennan Washington started Phoenix Gardens with his wife Gwendolyn in 2005. Before that, Brennan worked in Information Technology and his wife in customer service. In this interview with Jonathan Tescher of Georgia Organics, he explains how they managed that transition and some of the unexpected challenges that came with it. Recorded at the 2013 Georgia […]

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Basmat Ahmed is a community builder with the Global Growers Network. Originally from what is now South Sudan, she came to the U.S. several years ago as a refugee. In this interview, she talks with Susan Pavlin, also of the Global Growers Network, about her efforts to unite Sudanese communities around Atlanta through farming. Recorded […]

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Jamila Norman is a co-founder of Patchwork City Farms, an urban farm in the West End neighborhood of Atlanta. She talks with her mom Raabia Muhammad about her family’s farming roots in Jamaica and discusses whether she could leave her day job as an environmental engineer to become a full-time farmer. Recorded at the 2013 […]

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Charlotte Swancy operates Riverview Farms in Ranger, Georgia, with her husband and his family. In this interview, Charlotte tells Suzanne Welander how her and her husband ended up becoming organic farmers and also shares the story of how she started distributing fresh produce to Suzanne’s neighborhood in Grant Park. Recorded at the 2013 Georgia Organics […]

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Cecilia Gatungo, co-founder of Patchwork City Farms, is originally from the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya. She moved to Atlanta with her family as a young girl. In this interview with her mom Grace, she talks about the experience of immigrating to the U.S. and how her Kikuyu heritage fits into her work today as a […]

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Tammy Burnell and her husband left their home in Iowa with little more than a dream of owning and operating a farm in Georgia. They started leasing land from Ron Prather and his family in 2009 and, since then, have become Burnell Farms. In this interview, Tammy tells the story of how she found the […]

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K. Rashid Nuri heads the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture in Atlanta, and he has worked in agriculture, organic and industrial, for several decades. In this interview with Michael Wall of Georgia Organics, he shares some of the defining experiences of his career. Recorded at the 2013 Georgia Organics Conference in Atlanta, Ga. […]

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