Author Archives: Gretchen Quarterman

Focus on Food, Conference in Waycross, GA 2018-03-17

Our friends in Waycross will be having a conference in March. Nothing this year in Lowndes.

Focus On Food (2nd Annual Homestead Guild Conference), hosted by Way Green Grassroots Homestead Guild.

Focus on Food Conference

When: Saturday, March 17 at 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Where: “More info coming soon!”

What: “Growing, raising, cooking, preserving and using food! Workshops will be announced soon. Vendor space will also be available. Mark your calendars!”

For more information, contact our friends at WayGreen in Waycross


Okra, cucumber, yellow squash, and more at Barnes Drugs in Valdosta today

Farmacy is today. 1:30-3:30 at Barnes Drugs. Corner of Savannah and Patterson in Valdosta. I will have okra and grits and lots of other delicious stuff. So will Thelma. Don’t miss out.

Okra Paradise Farms price list

Okra Paradise Farms
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The role effective farmers markets play in a healthy community – Sagdrina Jalal @ SOGALO16 2016-02-06

Georgia Farmers Market Association Sagdrina Jalal

An important part of our farming community is making sure that the things we grow make it to the tables of those who want and need them. Sagdrina Jalal works with the Georgia Farmers Market Association. She will introduce us to its role in supporting markets and producers in our state.

Her format will be discussion and round table, specific to our community. We will examine this issues surrounding food insecurity and food access in Georgia. We will discuss the way a farmers market can bring all segments of the food system together for the benefit of the community. In addition, we will particpate in a food access version of “walk the line” an interactive and very impactful social examination of food disparity.

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The conference is — *tomorrow*!

Sign, in Pine Grove Campus, by Gretchen Quarterman, 25 January 2012

Sign, in Pine Grove Campus, by Gretchen Quarterman, 25 January 2012
Lowndes County Schools

Tomorrow! – January 24, 2015 – South Georgia Growing Local

On-line registration is closed. You can register on-site tomorrow morning beginning at 8:30am at Pine Grove Middle School.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.


Hydroponic Greenhouses –Jeff Morgan and Tony Mallory @ SOGALO15 2015-01-24

A talk instead of tours of the Pine Grove Middle School greenhouses this year.

300x225 Greenhouse, in Hydroponic Greenhouses, by Gretchen Quarterman, for, 18 January 2015 The greenhouses have a fungus just now because it is too moist in them because of the amount of water they had to put on during the freezes. Therefore there will be no tours this year.

However Jeff and Tony will be happy to give a talk.

I scheduled them for the last session at South Georgia Growing Local:

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Draft Schedule @ SOGALO15 2015-01-24

Here’s the current draft schedule for the conference, with all five tracks.

Bees, bugs, and oils; plants, planting, and soils!
Herbs, small fruits, and citrus; cooking, fermenting, and curing!
Goats, fish, and chickens; water, solar, and weaving!
Nutrition, seed saving, and permaculture!

The current updated schedule will always be in the main conference page.

Session Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5
Welcome 9:00-9:15

Session 1 9:30-10:30 Local Cooking — Christine and Angela Hagen Soil Building — Julia Gaskins Small and Unusual Fruits and Vegetables — Dr. Bret Wagenhorst TBD Back Yard Hens — Dr. Claudia Dunkley
Session 2 10:45-11:45 Local Oils — Clay Oliver Planting by the Almanac — Terry Davis Invasive Plants — Karan Rawlins Permaculture and Sustainability — Stewart Douglas Bees — Raynae Jones
Lunch 12:00-1:00

Session 3 1:15-2:15 Herbs — TBD Fermenting — Janisse Ray Citrus — Mark Crawford Reducing Waste — Feeding America Goats — Bobbie Golden
Session 4 2:30-3:30 Nutrition — Karen Chapman Aquaponics — Dr. Pat Duncan Textiles — Lisa Smith Solar — Ron Jackson Curing Meats — Derrick Dawson
Session 5 3:45-4:45 Essential Oils — Mary Clement Bug Identification — David Riley Water Collection — John S. Quarterman Goat Milk Soaps — Tom Kuettner Hydroponic Greenhouses — Jeff Morgan and Tony Mallory
Wrap Up 4:50-5:00

Updated January 18