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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.

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John Quarterman on the Withlachoochee (audio)

Back at the end of March at a river conference in Roswell, Georgia, I was interviewed for a podcast. Here’s the audio, and here’s the blurb they included:

John Quarterman on the Withlachoochee
Monday, July 9th, 2012

John S. Quarterman was born and raised in Lowndes County, where he married his wife Gretchen. They live on the same land where he grew up, and participate in local community and government.

NPS talks with Quarterman and his observations on starting and strengthening a Withlachoochee Riverkeeper organization at Georgia River Network‘s 2012 Weekend for Rivers.

The water organization has since been incorporated as the Georgia non-profit WWALS Watershed Coalition:

WWALS is an advocacy organization working for watershed conservation of the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems watershed in south Georgia and north Florida through awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen advocacy.


PS: They also recorded another podcast which starts out on what may sound like a completely different topic, but which is actually quite related.