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Garden soil CAES News
Dirty work pays off
Good compost takes time, patience and alternating layers of decomposing yard and kitchen wastes. Those are the basics, but Athens-Clarke County Extension Agent Amanda Tedrow was finding that most people needed more information in order to make the compost equation come out right.
Georgia farmer Relinda Walker displays organic peanuts on her farm. CAES News
Tougher peanuts
University of Georgia researchers studying organic peanut production and researchers with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service have found ways to reduce the amount of fertilizer and pesticides used in traditional peanut farming operations.
A garden hoe lies in a pile of fresh compost. CAES News
Organic gardening 101
Many gardeners are eager to jump on the organic gardening bandwagon. However, just as many are not able to pin down what it means to be an organic grower.
UGA senior research scientist emertitus Carl Jodan leads students on a walking tour of his farm. CAES News
Organic summer
Winter may be a relatively quiet season for many farmers in the Georgia Piedmont, but not for Carl Jordan. Jordan, the founder of Spring Valley EcoFarms, is busy preparing for his summer-long course on organic agriculture at the University of Georgia.
Georgia farmer Relinda Walker displays organic peanuts on her farm. CAES News
Organic shellers needed
Growing organic peanuts throughout the Southeast, although challenging, is no longer impossible. The key is careful timing when planting and frequent mechanical cultivation during production.
Organic conference
The Georgia Organics Conference will be March 11 and 12 in Savannah, Ga., and will include workshops as well as farm and food tours.
Energy in organics
The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recently received $45,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to address energy concerns in organic farming.
Produce on sale at the 2010 Athens Farmers Market. CAES News
Locally grown
Matthew Roher, chef and owner of Cha Bella restaurant in Savannah, says local is better, and he wants to connect Georgians to local producers of fine food.
Organic alternatives
There is nothing quite like the taste and freshness of homegrown vegetables. While growing them in the South can be a challenge – thanks to weeds, disease and insects – many of us prefer a more simplistic, environmentally-friendly approach to growing our veggies.