Growers Tell All –Diane Howard

Diane Howard will moderate a farmer panel, Growers Tell All: A Conversation with Experienced South Georgia Growers about God-Given Talents and 150+ Years of Growing, at South Georgia Growing Local 2014:

Innis Davis and three of the children in his family who help with his very large backyard garden on Cherry Street, Valdosta.
With a combined 150+ years of experience as growers, these veggie veterans will interact with members of the audience sharing their stories which include the following: planting, harvesting, and preserving by the moon; rotating crop sites; fertilizing; controlling weeds and insects; saving seed for 50+ years; growing in containers; and using their talents and techniques of growing to help friends and 3 generations of family. Serving as a moderator for this discussion will be Diane Howard who works closely with individuals in South Georgia to promote growing their own food and oversees a large garden on her 5th generation family farm in Grady County.

Here are the panelists’ speaker bios:

Diane Wilder Howard,
Valdosta Daily Times
Rev. Albert D. Barner grew up on a farm in North Carolina and moved to Valdosta about 40 years ago where he continued to farm, work at Union Camp, and pastor St. Timothy AME Church.

Mrs. Theresa T. Clark from Lowndes County is employed at the Department of Health and is a member of Newsome Street Church of Christ in Hahira.

Mr. Innis L. Davis, Sr., a native of Valdosta, is retired from Union Camp and an active community member and deacon of First Antioch Baptist Church. Combined these three speakers have 150+ years of experience growing and sharing their techniques with family and friends.

Come to SOGALO2014 and hear local farmers explain how they do it!