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  By Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist Following a very wet 2013, this year has gotten off to a drier than usual start, although generally soil moisture has been very good until recently.  In the last few weeks, abnormally dry conditions have started to creep into the mountains in northeast Georgia as well as scattered […]

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Georgia is a key piece of the Monarch butterfly’s survival. And right now, they’re not not doing so hot. Since record-keeping began, the lowest number of monarchs arrived in Mexico for their winter migration this past year. In the past two weeks, both The New York Times and The Washington Post reported on this disturbing […]

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On October 30, students in the Grady High School Earth Club hosted a lettuce taste test open to fellow students, faculty, and staff. Their goal was to use the taste test not only as a way to encourage their peers to try a healthy food and hopefully enjoy it, but to educate them on local […]

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Money! Good food costs a lot, right? It isn’t easy eating green. You’d think it’d be cheaper without all those pesticides on them, or that they weren’t grown from GMO seeds, but turns out that growing organically takes a lot of work. That work costs a bit more money. Not always but sometimes. Point is, […]

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Some growers farm solely to make a living, to turn a profit, to provide for themselves and their families. There ain’t a darn thing wrong with that. There are other farmers, though, who’ve been pulled to the land by an unknown force, who’ve been nudged towards it by an unseen hand. The connections these farmers […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to raise the allowed residue level of the herbicide Roundup, (glyphosate) on food. If you are curious about pesticide use in Georgia, check this out. But wait! It’s not a done deal and there’s something you can do about it! Please keep reading. Tweet

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Over on Jezebel, Lindy West breaks down the three stages of her CSA box consumption. Our favorite is stage 2: Stage Two: Uhhhhhh, Dump All the Stuff in a Thing! Midway through the week, you begin to panic. Are you going to finish the whole box before the next box comes? Are you a failure? […]

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Hello, intelligent and attractive Georgia Organics reader! If you’re reading this, you have probably noticed that we have a blog now. We’re excited to use this space to share all the cool things happening around our state—in organic agriculture, in farm to school, in communities uniting in the name of Good Food, and in people […]

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