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Aging and Physical Health –Dr. Mario Bartoletti @ SOGALO16 2016-02-06

Dr. Mario Bartoletti appears unchanged since I first met him five years ago.

An exploration of the aging process and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle as perceived by an octogenarian.

Here’s a bio in the VDT from 2011, and a VDT review from 2013 of Dr. Bartoletti’s autobiographical book, Becoming a Man. Here he is in 2011 at almost 79, marching again as he did for civil rights many decades before. And in 2014 reminding the Lowndes County Commmission there are things they can do. Apparently one of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle is remaining engaged in the community.

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Georgia Working on Health Initiative –Traci Gosier @ SOGALO16 2016-02-06

We are doing this for our health, and yours, too. And Traci Gosier’s talk is about health:

What is the program? Georgia Working on Health Initiative. The initiative aims to reduce the burden of chronic disease by partnering with Georgia businesses to create and enhance healthy worksite environments and improve employee health.

How do they get involved? Take the online pledge at dph.ga.gov/working-on-health then you will receive the following:

  1. Commitment letter with sample policies
  2. An electronic version of the Work Healthy Georgia toolkit
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Frisky Fermentation –Lori Freeman @ SOGALO16 2016-02-06

Better than soft drinks. Lacto-fermentation

Learn how to preserve vegetables and make healthy beverages through lacto-fermentation.

Who should attend: anyone looking to improve digestion and immune system and those looking for alternatives to commercial beverages.

You can register now to hear Lori Freeman talk about fermentation at South Georgia Growing Local, Saturday, February 6th 2016, at Pine Grove Middle School, Lowndes County, Georgia. And note that’s the new Pine Grove Middle School, 4159 River Rd, Valdosta, GA 31605.

Update: 2016-02-02: Added speaker’s name.


Raising Rabbits in Backyard Homestead –Trevor and Shannon Perla, 5 Farms @ SOGALO16 2016-02-06

Easy to raise and tasty:

Rachel the rabbit An overview of backyard homesteading with main emphasis on raising rabbits for a healthy meat alternative in a small scale homestead.

Who should attend: Anyone interested in raising rabbits and backyard homesteading

The Perlas will also have a vendor display table at South Georgia Growing Local, Saturday, February 6th 2016, at Pine Grove Middle School, Lowndes County, Georgia. Please follow the link to register today! And not that’s the new Pine Grove Middle School, 4159 River Rd, Valdosta, GA 31605.

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Trailer for South Georgia Growing Local @ SOGALO16 2016-02-06

An overview of South Georgia Growing Local—coming up on February 6, 2016 at Pine Grove Middle School — supporting local farmers, finding access to clean foods, learning how to being a garden or cook with fresh local ingredients.

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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.”

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Video: “This has really turned into a thing” –Chris Beckham about South Georgia Growing Local to Gretchen Quarterman on WVGA 105.9 FM 2016-01-20 @ SOGALO16

You can register today for South Georgia Growing Local 2016, to be held all day Saturday February 6th at Pine Grove Middle School. Chris Beckham was struck by the variety: corn, chicken, fruits, goats, soap, composting, water, worms, solar power! So many different topics in six tracks, “but all indigenous to South Georgia.”

Gretchen replied,

Indeed, when this conference started six years ago, we just had two tracks. One was about cooking, and one was about growing, pest control, and fertilizing, and how to have your garden be successful in the special conditions of south Georgia and north Florida. Because our conditions here are different than they are in north Georgia or on the coast, or farther south in Florida where it never freezes. We sort of have a very special environment here, and so this conference is geared towards that.

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Essential Oils, by Mary Clement @ SOGALO16 2016-02-06

Back by popular demand, Mary Clement reminds us that not all growing is for food, about Four Seasons Oils (facebook).

Learn all about essential oils!

Discover the benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils and how they can be used to improve your physical and emotional wellbeing. Learn about the different grades of oils, various applications for them and how these powerful resources can work as natural, chemical-free replacements for items you use every si ngle day. Discover how simple it is to remove toxic products from your life with the aid of essential oils.

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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