Spontaneous Fermentation at EatUpATL

The inaugural event for EatUpATL at Lunacy Black Market was hands down one of the best meetups I have been to. My pleasant experience can be attributed to many things but what really resonated with me was the distinctive vibe in the room. Everyone was there to have a great time eating and drinking with their extended friends. Some networking certainly took place but it was more of an afterthought and occurred spontaneously. The amazing food was served up by small plate master Chef Paul Luna. Cabbage salada with gorgonzola and toasted walnuts, fried okra, fresh homemade sweet potato fries and...

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Building Community in the Field

Just wanted to take a few minutes and tell you a little about one of the projects I have become involved with over the last few weeks and why I am so excited about it. Crop Mob Atlanta was started in response to a New York Times article about the original Crop Mob based in North Carolina. Crop Mob is primarily a group of young, landless, and wannabe farmers who come together to work and build an interconnected agrarian community. Crop Mob is also a group of experienced farmers and gardeners sharing knowledge with their peers and the next generation of agrarians. In brief, here are the basic...

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Social Media Use at the Georgia Organics Conference

Just over two weeks ago I attended the 13th Annual Georgia Organics Conference and Expo in Athens Georgia. More than 1,300 people showed up for two days of sustainable local farm tours, panel discussions, and in-depth workshops on subjects ranging from the science of composting to food systems’ relationship to the built environment. My responsibilities for the conference were two-fold. First, I was an heirloom sponsor and was at the conference to work. Second, I couldn’t just sit by and miss out on all the wonderful farm tours and educational sessions so I was also there as an...

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