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Beyond blueberries and peanuts: lesser known crops for the coastal plain –Bret Wagenhorst @ SOGALO17 2017-01-21

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:

Bananas on tree 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

Lesser Known Crops for the Coastal Plain, by Bret Wagenhorst @ SOGALO16

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 Cut persimmon 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

Dr. Quarterman’s ground-breaking work will continue –Dr. J. Richard Carter

Received 13 June 2014 and permission to publish granted today. -jsq

From: J Richard Carter
To: Patrick Quarterman

I am very sorry to hear about Dr. Quarterman. She was a remarkable person. I started graduate school at Vanderbilt in 1978, a few years after Dr. Quarterman retired, so I didn’t have the privilege of taking her courses. However, she was still very much a presence in the department, attending seminars and interacting with faculty and students informally in the departmental conference room.

I also remember that she very kindly gave me a set of reprints of her classic Continue reading