In this talk, we will present the work of UGA Tifton students whose
task was to implement an edible landscape design for the Future
Farmstead, a net-zero energy residence on campus. Our design intent
was to create a model sustainable landscape that could serve as an
educational and inspirational site for home owners in the area.
The presentation will be divided into three parts:
An overview of their landscape design process.
Ideas for sustainable home landscapes that integrate water,
soil, animal, plant, and human systems.
Planting design recommendations and a selection of plants
suitable for edible home landscapes in south Georgia.
We will be discussing a variety of topics covering basic nutrition
including macro vs micro nutrients, optimal diets for longevity, how
to make lasting changes to your eating habits, how to plan meals and
feed your family.
Who should attend:
Anyone interested in learning the nutrition basics to live a
healthier life. Learn how to design and maintain a healthy diet and
why you should strive for nutrient-dense natural foods.
Research, including studies presented at the conference in Istanbul,
is showing that organic agriculture can deliver reliably high yields
”and that organic fields thrive in the face of disaster and
duress, where chemical-reliant crops falter. Organic fields, for
example, fare significantly better than chemically managed ones in
the face of extreme weather, such as droughts or floods.
Lowndes County Partnership for Health picked up some OPF
red potatoes to sell at their Mobile Market.
Next week probably OPF okra.
And every week other good vegetables and fruits from other farmers.
It’s Tuesday – know what that means? The Mobile Market, full of fresh fruits and vegetables, will be at Barnes Drug Store Downtown Valdosta from 2:30-4:30! They’re there every Tuesday! Come by and see them…they accept all forms of payment.
My presentation will be about how I became interested in honeybees
and where my research has led me. It will begin with very basic
information about honeybees and how they are important to our
ecology. Then I will touch on how the monocultures and
pesticides and GMO/systemic pesticides are
killing the bees and our culture and environment as we know it.
I will have pamphlets on GMO’s, how to make your own
pesticides/insecticides that are safe for pollinators, what plants
to grow to encourage a bio-diverse ecology at home for pollinators
and a few others.
She’s on facebook as
Sage Apiaries, “Pollination is the future of our food!”