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Local Food Sustainability Workshop

Local Food Sustainability Workshop

 

Roberta GA-Building capacity of local food systems will be among the topics at a free workshop being held in Newton GA on Fri. Oct. 14 from noon to 4:00. The workshop is titled “Outside the Box Farming” and is sponsored by The Natural Resource Conservation Service and Digging Roots Educational Farm, Inc. It will be held at The East Baker Historical Society & 21st Century Community Corporation, Inc. at the former East Baker Elementary School, P.O. Box 738, 139 Roosevelt Ave., Newton, GA. http://eastbaker.net/

 Debby Waugh of Salamander Springs Farm will present the topic of Permaculture.

Located on 50 acres in Milledgeville GA this off the grid homestead implements environmentally complimentary agricultural practices and has hosted over 100 volunteers from around the world through http://www.wwoof.org/.

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Autumn: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes Galore

Where to Go for Your Pumpkins:

  • Elliott Farms, Lizella: features a pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides, snacks, farm animals. Opens in October Call 478-935-8180 for more information.
  • Best Nursery's Pumpkin Patch, Harris County:  Open Oct 1-Nov 16. Call 706-327-1515 for information. 
  • Troup Corn, Laurens County: Features corn maze, hay ride, pumpkin patch and a mini-maze. Call 478-272-8170. Opens Saturday, Sept 24.
  • Twin Oaks Fun Farm, Monroe County. Features pumpkins and a corn maze. Open Oct. 1-Oct. 31
  • Our Cotton Pickin' Christmas Tree Farm, Hawkinsville. Check their Facebook page for updates.Pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Also enjoy cider or cocoa on the porch while the kids climb the hay mountain. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Andalusia Holds Author's Book Signing

Andalusia Holds Author's Book Signing

 

The Foundation will sponsor a reading and book signing by Joe Samuel Starnes at the Mary Vinson Memorial Library in Milledgeville on Friday, November 4, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Starnes's new novel, Fall Line, will be published by NewSouth Books in October. 

The novel is set in 1955, when floodgates are poised to slam shut on a concrete dam straddling the Oogasula River, creating a lake that will submerge a forgotten crossroads and thousands of acres of woodlands in rural Georgia.

Fall Line unfolds in one day's action, as viewed through the eyes of Elmer Blizzard, a troubled ex-deputy; Mrs. McNulty, a lonely widow who refuses to leave her doomed shack by the river; and a rapacious politician, State Senator Aubrey Terrell, for whom the new lake is named.

Farmers Market Offers New Hours

Farmers Market Offers New Hours

 

The Milledgeville Marketplace Farmers’ Market has NEW HOURS beginning September 27th.

That's according to a Milledgeville Main Street & Downtown Authority news release.

The new hours will be 3pm-6pm. I would greatly appreciate it if you would update your calendars to reflect this change. Thank you very much!

Farmers Market Today

Stop by the Milledgeville Farmer's Market today between 4-7p.m. and grab some fresh produce!

What are your favorite items at the market?

Learn a Sustainable Farming Practice

Learn a Sustainable Farming Practice

Debbie of Salamander Springs will be teaching a course on permaculture for those interested in getting in on this sustainable farming practice.

Today: Farmers Market

Head out to the Farmers Market in Downtown Milledgeville today, Tuesday, July 12.

The market is open from 4-7 p.m.

If you go, send us photos to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com 

We'll feature them in a photo gallery!