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By Sumer Ladd         “We need to get back to the way things used to be” is a phrase commonly thrown around these days. Ian and Sumer, FoodCorps service members, are taking a step back in time and are working in a “pioneer style” garden this summer at the Rock Eagle 4H […]

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by Ian Rossiter  My go-to summer job for years has traditionally been guiding kayak tours. This job is amazing. I spent my days on the beaches and in the marshes of our beautiful Georgia coast, which was the ideal environment for me to nerd out on coastal wildlife and all the rest of our natural […]

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Crop Stories is a quarterly magazine published by Athens Farmers Market that reveals the journey of seasonal crops from farm to table. The zine includes the story of crops, Athens Farmers Market farmers, and bring recipes from Georgia organic growers and talented local chefs. The first Crop Stories was released in June 2014 and the blueberry had the honor to be the […]

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Farming in small spaces is just as significant as growing on large areas of farmland. Reusing as much space as possible and treating their farm (no matter how small) as a profitable business can allow producers to use their land to their benefit for years to come. Brennan Washington and his wife are the owners of Phoenix Gardens in Lawrenceville. […]

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The students of Jackson County Schools were recently treated to a very local meal. To kick off “Georgia Grown, Jackson Strong,” on Sept. 24 all twelve cafeterias in the school district served a lunch that was entirely grown in Georgia, and most of it from right inside Jackson County! The menu was: Baked Chicken Breast […]

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We’ve got a tough fight. In Georgia, almost 1 million children are overweight or obese. Across the nation, we lost 23 percent of our honeybee population last year, likely due to a new class of pesticides. And across the globe, up to 29 percent of all human-caused greenhouse gases come from conventional farming. These are huge problems, and we need […]

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Editor’s note: On this 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s death, we wanted to post this piece from one of our sister organizations to the north, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York. Click here to read Executive Director Alice Rolls’ take on the importance of Carson’s legacy for the organic agriculture movement. And if you’re […]

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