South Georgia Growing Local Conference, 14 January 2012
Last time some okravores (south Georgia locavores)
realized nobody else was going to hold a conference
about growing local in the characteristic soils and climate
and with the characteristic foods and culture of
south Georgia, so
okravores met in Tifton
and learned about everything from controling insect to which breeds of cows
produce the best organic milk.
you can make cheese in south Georgia
demonstrated preserving beautyberry and other jams and jellies,
along with many other interesting talks and demonstrations, and good food.
The South Georgia Growing Local Conference is back,
this time near Reidsville, in January.
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, 9-5
UGA’s Vidalia Onion & Vegetable Research Center, between Lyons &
Reidsville, Ga. & Red Earth Farm, Reidsville
Day-long, information-packed mini-conference for backyard organic
gardeners, sustainable farmers, modern homesteaders, and do-it-ourselfers
in the southern Georgia region. Sessions on soil, permaculture,
fermentation, solar cooking, hand tools, pruning fruit trees, growing
wilt-free tomatoes, Dutch oven cookery, and much more. Meet other
Cost is sliding scale $30-45, includes lunch, as local and organic as
Note: $5 cash per person is returned if you carpool with three or more
people. $2.50 per person returned if you carpool with 2. Scholarships
available for low-income farmers, students, single parents & others.
To Register, send a check made payable to Raven Waters to the address
below. Please indicate the following:
Omnivore or Vegetarian?
Require handicapped or other special access?
Red Earth Farm
895 Catherine T. Sanders Road
Reidsville, GA 30453
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