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.
Layered gardens as ecosystems that have persistent community and environmental benefits: permaculture.
Who should attend: Anyone interested in community gardens, permaculture, and environmental philosophy.
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The Vieths will talk about gardens that continue to grow season after season, at South Georgia Growing Local 2014:
Permaculture is a regenerative and sustainable food production design system combining bio-mimicry with local food system knowledge. The scalability of permaculture lends itself applicable to everyone from beginner gardeners to seasoned farmers. Our presentation will focus on how we can apply permaculture principles to our homes and gardens, no matter the size of your space.
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Even as traditional environmentalism struggles, another movement is rising in its place, aligning consumers, producers, the media and even politicians. It’s the food movement, and if it continues to grow it may be able to create just the sort of political and social transformation that environmentalists have failed to achieve in recent years. That would mean not only changing the way Americans eat and the way they farm — away from industrialized, cheap calories and toward more organic, small-scale production, with plenty of fruits and vegetables — but also altering the way we work and relate to one another. To its most ardent adherents, the food movement isn’t just about reform — it’s about revolution.Food is something that affects everybody, and now that people are starting to realize that the mainstream food supply is poisoned: Continue reading