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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Dr. Mario Bartoletti appears unchanged since I first met him five years ago.
Here’s a bio in the VDT from 2011, and a VDT review from 2013 of Dr. Bartoletti’s autobiographical book, Becoming a Man. Here he is in 2011 at almost 79, marching again as he did for civil rights many decades before. And in 2014 reminding the Lowndes County Commmission there are things they can do. Apparently one of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle is remaining engaged in the community.
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We are doing this for our health, and yours, too. And Traci Gosier’s talk is about health:
What is the program? Georgia Working on Health Initiative. The initiative aims to reduce the burden of chronic disease by partnering with Georgia businesses to create and enhance healthy worksite environments and improve employee health.
How do they get involved? Take the online pledge at dph.ga.gov/working-on-health then you will receive the following:
- Commitment letter with sample policies
- An electronic version of the Work Healthy Georgia toolkit
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Learn how to preserve vegetables and make healthy beverages through lacto-fermentation.
Who should attend: anyone looking to improve digestion and immune system and those looking for alternatives to commercial beverages.
You can register now to hear Lori Freeman talk about fermentation at South Georgia Growing Local, Saturday, February 6th 2016, at Pine Grove Middle School, Lowndes County, Georgia. And note that’s the new Pine Grove Middle School, 4159 River Rd, Valdosta, GA 31605.
Update: 2016-02-02: Added speaker’s name.
Easy to raise and tasty:
Who should attend: Anyone interested in raising rabbits and backyard homesteading
The Perlas will also have a vendor display table at South Georgia Growing Local, Saturday, February 6th 2016, at Pine Grove Middle School, Lowndes County, Georgia. Please follow the link to register today! And not that’s the new Pine Grove Middle School, 4159 River Rd, Valdosta, GA 31605.Continue reading