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by Bexx Merck Some people might think I’m about to hate on pumpkin spice. They’re right. Tis the season, right? Who knew an innocent blend of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, allspice, and cinnamon could sweep over the nation like, well, kale?   I wish it would stop. Not the pumpkin part, the spice part, and maybe […]

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  by Susie Burton Grow It! Cook It! Teach It!: Mini-Grant Recipients Receive Training and Resources A brisk fall day on Grassfed Farms in Clarkesville proved the perfect setting for NEGA Farm to School’s professional development workshop for its mini-grant recipients.  Teachers and nutrition staff from six Habersham and Rabun county schools (along with staff […]

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By Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist There’s been a lot of hype in the popular news this month about the prospects for a very strong El Nino, which is developing in the eastern Pacific Ocean and is expected to peak this winter. El Nino is the warm phase of an oscillation in Pacific Ocean temperatures […]

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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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