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Videos: Gretchen Quarterman on Scott James Talk 92.1 Radio about South Georgia Growing Local 2017-01-17

South Georgia Growing Local is tomorrow Saturday! Two days ago, Gretchen Quarterman talked about it on the Scott James Morning Show on TALK 92.1 FM radio (WDDQ). With credit to the late James Wright “who was a real advocate for people who live in the city, and don’t have access to fresh foods”.

SOGALO17 will be at a new venue with cooking facilities!

When: 9AM-4:30 PM, Saturday, January 21st 2017

Where: Pinevale Elementary School, 930 Lake Park Road, Valdosta GA.

Facebook: event and Community

Web: page

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Gretchen Quarterman on Scott James Talk 92.1 Radio about South Georgia Growing Local on Scott James 2017-01-17 @ SOGALO17 2017-01-21

8AM this morning, Gretchen Quarterman will talk about South Georgia Growing Local (SOGALO17) on the Scott James Morning Show on TALK 92.1 FM radio (WDDQ).

When: 8AM Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Where: Scott James morning show, TALK 92.1 FM, WDDQ

Event: Gretchen Quarterman of Okra Paradise Farms about South Georgia Growing Local 2017

How: Listen on the air, or through many online services such as Streema.

She’ll also take video and post it here.


Gretchen on Scott James 92.1 FM radio about Ham and Eggs show 7:00AM 2016-02-10

7AM Thursday morning, Gretchen Quarterman will be on the Scott James, 92.1 FM radio program along with Ray Ewing (President of Lowndes Improvement Association), to talk about a South Georgia cultural tradition, and one of only two left in the entire country: the 66th annual Ham and Eggs Auction 2016. You can bid on eggs, on a ham, and if you talk to Gretchen or Ray they can tell you how to get involved in the program and even how to get the whole hog!

noon at 2102 E Hill Ave, Valdosta, GA 31601 The Ham and Eggs Show will be noon Wednesday 17 February 2016 at the Lowndes County Extension Office, 2102 E Hill Ave, Valdosta, GA 31601 (facebook event).

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South Georgia Growing Local –Gretchen Quarterman to Scott James 2016-01-26 @ SOGALO16 2016-02-06

Saturday, February 6th, South Georgia Growing Local at Pine Grove Middle School! As Scott James said on Talk 92.1FM Tuesday: “I don’t know if people fully realize… what kind of wave is overtaking us here in south Georgia, and in Georgia in general, what kind of growing local wave!”

Gretchen said it’s also about health: we’ve got people here who can’t walk up stairs to work, and eating better helps people be more healthy. Scott James and Gretchen discussed oils, Ham and Eggs, and more. Clay Oliver will have a vendor table, and Mary Clement will speak about Essential Oils, plus chickens, goats, herbs, bread, vegetables, fruits, water, solar power, and a buying club! Here’s the schedule.

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South Georgia Growing Local on the air and on the ground at Pine Grove Middle School

Update 2016-01-28: Video of Gretchen on Talk 92.1FM Scott James show.


South Georgia Growing Local on the air and on the ground at Pine Grove Middle School

Hahira, January 25, 2016 — Tuesday morning 8:30 AM, Gretchen Quarterman will be on the Scott James radio show, Local! 92.1 FM, talking about South Georgia Growing Conference, happening again at Pine Grove Middle School, all day Saturday February 6th. “This has really turned into a thing!” as Chris Beckham said on his 105.9 FM radio show when Gretchen was on there last Wednesday, “So many different topics in six tracks, but all indigenous to south Georgia.”

Gretchen explained: Continue reading

Gretchen Quarterman on the Scott James 92.1 radio show @ SOGALO15 2015-01-24

See her on YouTube if you missed her on the radio Monday, talking about South Georgia Growing Local, this Saturday, January 24th at Pine Grove Middle School, in Lowndes County, Georgia.

Includes a back yard garden story about her daughter Lindsey, where the apartment manager was very impressed.

Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms (OPF).


Gretchen will be on the radio twice this week @ SOGALO15 2015-01-24

Update 2015-01-20: Oops; actually Wednesday January 21st on the Chris Beckham show, still 8AM. Listen in tomorrow!

Morning radio is where a lot of people get their local news, and Gretchen will be talking about South Georgia Growing Local on both the local talk shows this week, reminding everybody about the great lineup of speakers about local agriculture for Saturday January 24th at Pine Grove Middle School.

7:30 AM Monday 19 January 2015
Scott James, 92.1 FM WDDQ, http://www.talk921.com/
facebook event, tunein.

8:00 AM Tuesday 20 Wednesday 21 January 2015
Chris Beckham, 105.9 FM WVGA, http://valdostatoday.com/wvga/
facebook event, tunein.

You can listen to them with a radio, or through various online streaming services, such as tunein.


Expansion of Lowndes County Commission?

Since a proposal for nine commissioners was voted down in the 1980s and the Justice Department required a minority-majority district, leading to the current three commissioners plus non-voting chair, there have been various attempts to expand the number of Lowndes County Commissioners. Thomas County has eight commissioners, as do several other nearby counties with less population than Lowndes County. For that matter, the city of Valdosta has I think seven city council members, for less than half the population of Lowndes County.

The previous commission was divided among itself on this issue, and the local state representatives would not bring it up in the legislature without consensus among the commission. The new commission has been trying to move forward on this. The last version I heard involved keeping the same commission districts as now, plus adding two overlapping commissioners for new east and west districts.

Interestingly, there was nothing said about all this at Monday’s work session, yet we discover in the newspaper:

Paige Dukes, Lowndes County information officer, said the commission visited with reapportionment in Atlanta twice during the past few weeks. As a result of those meetings, the reapportionment office forwarded several maps to the commission for its review, Dukes said.

Lowndes County Commission Chairman Ashley Paulk said, “The commission continues to work feverishly on the expansion issue. We are at an 80 percent consensus regarding a plan that will meet local needs and satisfy requirements determined by the Department of Justice. I am working one on one with each commissioner in an effort to get a plan to citizens as soon as possible.”

Paulk was a guest of Scott James on his morning radio on program TALK 92.1 Monday, and in the course of that interview, Paulk said that if all the commissioners agreed on the plan, the expansion could actually be voted on by the board at tonight’s meeting.

It’s not clear from that just what they might vote on, but from context maybe it would be to forward a plan to citizens to vote on.