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Bret Wagenhorst will talk about Beyond blueberries and peanuts: lesser known crops for the coastal plain, at South Georgia Growing Local 2017, January 21, 2017 in Valdosta, Georgia:
An overview of many less conventional crops that the speaker has grown in tifton, including how to grow, uses. Some crops to be covered: luffa gourds, chayote squash, seminole pumpkins, roselle, narajilla, chestnuts, kiwi, tropical greens, bananas, papayas, loquats, tumeric, ginger and more.
Who should attend:
Folks who want to think outside the box of conventional crops and learn about other tasty, nutritious things to grow in the coastal plain.
Brief Biography: Continue reading
The first posted of many talks you can hear at South Georgia Growing Local in February:
Description of the talk: A presentation of my experience growing, eating, selling various lesser known edible crops of the coastal plain. I will try to include as many of the following as I can get to in my allotted time slot (not necessarily in this order): Asian yard long beans, bananas, black walnuts, bunching onions, cactus pears, carambola Continue reading
Chayote squash, feijoas, bananas, Jerusalem artichokes, roselle, chestnuts and black walnuts, kiwano melons, star fruit, grapefruit, Seminole pumpkins, papayas, Japanese persimmons, and rice: all these can be grown in south Georgia, says Bret Wagenhorst of Brighton Farms. He will talk about those crops at South Georgia Growing Local 2015, January 24, 2015, at Pine Grove Middle School in Lowndes County north of Valdosta. You can register now.
There are many food crops that aren’t typically grown commercially in south Georgia/north Florida that can do well on a small scale. This talk will Continue reading
Third organizational meeting of WWALS (we’re still working on the pronunciation).
Formation of a Non-Profit Advocacy Organization working to protect water quality of the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems watershed in south Georgia and north Florida through awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen advocacy.
Nola Jackson Gentry, Garry Gentry, John S. Quarterman (the heap of stuff), Nathan Wilkins, Heather Evans, Carolyn Chapeau Selby, Gretchen Quarterman, Bret Wagenhorst
Pictures by Gretchen Quarterman for WWALS, Adel, Cook County, Georgia, 25 April 2012.