South Georgia “Growing Local” Conference

posted October 28, 2010

South Georgia “Growing Local” Conference

November 12, 2010 – November 13, 2010

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration is now open for the South Georgia Growing Local Food Conference to be held Nov. 12 and 13 at the UGA Black Shank Farm in Tifton, Georgia!

The conference is intended to educate and stimulate the local-food and healthy-food movement in southern Georgia. Events begin on Friday afternoon with a self-guided farm tour, followed by an Okravore Potluck and Bonfire, and a screening of the movie “Fresh” at the Tift Theatre in downtown Tifton. Concurrent workshops will be held all day Saturday in two different tracks. The Homesteading track will offer such topics as cheesemaking, canning, and bread baking. The Growing Local track will offer workshops on growing, animal husbandry, policy, and the local food community.

A delicious lunch that will be as local and organic as possible, catered by chef and farmer Dan Glenn of Osierfield, will be served on Saturday.Cost for the event is sliding scale $10-$30. Lunch is included. Cost of the movie is not included ($5 adults and $3 students). Registration is limited to 50, so do not tarry!

For registration questions please contact Donna Toepfer at Georgia Organics, by emailing donna@georgiaorganics.org or by calling 678.702.0400.

Registration is not necessary for the farm-tour, potluck, or Friday night movie–all Friday events are open to the general public. But please give us your contact info. so we can send updates and directions. Register and pay only if you plan to attend the Saturday workshops.

For more information or to volunteer at the event, you may contact Leeann Culbreath at goobermama@gmail.com or Janisse Ray at wildfire1491@yahoo.com.

Accommodations: We are organizing home stays and working on a group rate at the Three Graces B&B and the Hilton Garden Inn. Contact Leeann for details.

The UGA Black Shank Farm facility is nestled in the woods next to a lake on a UGA research farm, and it includes a large picnic pavilion, conference room, commercial-size kitchen, and indoor restrooms.

Directions and further details will be sent to registrants soon. We plan to include marketplace and seed swap tables, and many opportunities for networking!

Contact: Donna Toepfer (678) 702-0400 donna@georgiaorganics.org