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. Raven demonstrated you can make cheese in south Georgia and Gretchen 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 passionate agrarians.
Cost is sliding scale $30-45, includes lunch, as local and organic as possible.

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. Just ask.

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?
Mail to:
Red Earth Farm
895 Catherine T. Sanders Road
Reidsville, GA 30453
For more information, email or call 912.557.1053.

There’s also a facebook event.