tractor Saturday, February 6th 2016, at Pine Grove Middle School, Lowndes County, Georgia. Facebook event
Remember this is the new (OK, several years old) Pine Grove Middle School, 4159 River Rd, Valdosta, GA 31605.

Registration is open. Draft schedule is published. Individual sessions are being blogged. Gretchen explains it all in radio TV! Sign up today!

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="Gretchen Two ways to pay:

  1. Pay with a check: print this form and send in US-mail
  2. Pay On-line (remember to tell us who is coming!)

Registration for this conference is Closed


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“growing local wave!” —Scott James to Gretchen Quarterman on 92.1 FM

“This has really turned into a thing!” —Chris Beckham to Gretchen Quarterman on WVGA 105.9 FM

Draft Schedule

Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Welcome9:00- 9:15
Session 1 9:30- 10:45Country Cure Meats - Derrick Dawson Sr. - Karen ChapmanLesser Known Crops for the Coastal Plain – Dr. Bret Wagenhorst of Farmers Markets in supporting Community - Sagdrina Jalal for a Better Tomorrow - Benjamin and Jennifer Vieth Farms and Resource Usage - Chris Mericle
Session 211:00- 12:15Cooking with Herbs - Jeana FordBackyard Hens - Dr. Claudia DunkleyComposting with worms and soldier flies - John HortonValdosta City School Gardens - Joshua Dawson Planting by the Moon - Terry DavisEssential Oils - Mary Clement
Lunch12:30- 1:30
Session 31:30- 2:45Bread 101 - Arica Griner How to make Goatmilk Soaps - Julia Shewchuk of the Trade - Hagen Homestead Resources - Vanessa Flucas (City of Valdosta); Georgia Working on Health Initiative - Roosevelt Standifer (Health Department) Buying Club - Dirt Road OrganicsSolar Energy - John S. Quarterman
Session 43:00- 4:15Fermentation 101 - Lori Freeman Rabbits - 5farms and Physical Health - Dr. Mario Bartoletti Waste – Second Harvest of GeorgiaTBDRainwater Collection and water stewardship - Marilyn Dye
Wrap Up4:30 - 4:45

This is one of three similar conferences in different south Georgia locations:

Previous years:

  • 24 January 2015, South Georgia Growing Local, in Lowndes County,
  • 8 November 2014, Growing Local & Sustainable Conference SE GA, in Tatnall County,
  • 24-25 January 2014, South Georgia Growing Local, in Lowndes County,
  • 26 January 2013, South Georgia Growing Local & Sustainable Conference, in Reidsville,
  • 14 January 2012, South Georgia Growing Local Conference, in Reidsville,
  • 13 November 2010 Growing Local Conference, in Tifton,

See you at Pine Grove Middle School February 6th!