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Part of Georgia’s inaugural group of licensed hemp growers, Sedrick Rowe hopes to inspire a new generation of young Black farmers
Rowe, who turned 30 this year, wants to empower Black people to thrive in the farming industry, recognizing in it the possibility of economic self-sufficiency and even generational wealth. And he hopes hemp will be part of that.
10 ways to help restaurants survive COVID-19
Restaurants are scrappy and innovative—and overwhelmed. It’s going to take all of us pitching in to help them rebound.
Products with Purpose: Make a difference when you purchase these local goods
Meet needs across the city—and around the globe—with these handmade and hot items.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 11-17
The 4th may have passed, but Atlanta has plenty to keep you entertained including Atlanta Comic-Con, Atlanta Field Day, a sustainable agriculture festival, and... a waiters race?
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Mayor Reed aims to reconnect Atlanta with Georgia’s agrarian roots
Mayor Kasim Reed has grand ambitions for Atlanta—high-tech incubators, for instance. But his administration has another, more prosaic goal: to reconnect the city with Georgia’s agrarian roots.
Farm to School
Georgia Organics's Farm to School program connects schools and farms and offers lessons about healthy eating. No local program is as comprehensive as that run by Decatur City Schools and the Wylde Center.
Where urbanites get back to basics
After two years in the making, Atlanta’s new center for self-sufficiency, The Homestead Atlanta, launches this weekend with two classes: Designing Beautiful Edible Landscapes and Cultivating Mushrooms Indoors and Out. Soon to follow are classes in hand-spinning yarn, blacksmithing and food fermentation. If you have a single do-it-yourself bone in your body, you’re likely to find something of interest here.
Annual fruit tree sale comes with conference
There’s probably not a weekend gardener in the world who hasn’t, at one time or another, gazed at a bare corner of the yard or patio and daydreamed of filling it with a fruiting plant. But what would grow there—apples? Blueberries? Grapes? And don’t fruit trees require special care, or something? The dream goes unfulfilled.
Parents: Take a crash course in farm-to-school
At Burgess-Peterson Academy in Atlanta, vegetable-loving children take turns caring for the school’s hens and share in their output of fresh eggs. At Crawford Long Middle School, science teacher Tiarra Moore has commanded an impressive list of grants and awards to build aneducational organic garden and orchard. And at Morningside and Springdale Park elementary schools, students participate in garden-themed science lessons and are treated to cooking demonstrations from visiting chefs.
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