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“Harvest Bytes” is just around the corner! Ticket are still available through October 21. This unique event is a wonderful tribute to our local foods movement. It includes:

  • A Socratic Cocktail Hour
  • Dr. Steve Fountain speaking on “Hacking the Microbiome”
  • An Elegant Farm to Table Dinner by chefs Charleen Tinley and Jonathan Marks, with meat and vegan options and loads of ferments
  • A locally grown art installation
  • Silent auction

Better yet, this fundraiser is to build an Incubator Kitchen at the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to support start-up food businesses in our city.

Order your tickets before October 21 at www.harvestbytes.org.

Cheers!

Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


FARM TO TABLE DINNER ON OCT 29 … GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

“Harvest Bytes” is just around the corner! Ticket are still available through October 21. This unique event is a wonderful tribute to our local foods movement. It includes:

  • A Socratic Cocktail Hour
  • Dr. Steve Fountain speaking on “Hacking the Microbiome”
  • An Elegant Farm to Table Dinner by chefs Charleen Tinley and Jonathan Marks, with meat and vegan options and loads of ferments
  • A locally grown art installation
  • Silent auction
    Better yet, this fundraiser is to build an Incubator Kitchen at the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to support start-up food businesses in our city.

Order your tickets before October 21 at www.harvestbytes.org.

DON’T FORGET!

The old ‘green’ emails will be discontinued in a few short week. In order to continue receiving weekly emails on Friday from ALG, you need to sign up for the newsletter at AugustaLocallyGrown.org. Look for the newsletter tab along the right side, click, and sign up. It’s as simple as that!

Cheers!

Kim

Weblog Entry


DON’T FORGET!

In order to continue receiving weekly emails on Friday from ALG, you will need to sign up for the newsletter at AugustaLocallyGrown.org. Look for the newletter tab along the right side, click, and sign up. It’s as simple as that!

LOCAL FOOD EVENTS CALENDAR ====

SAT, OCT 8 – PLANT SALE & GARDEN TEA PARTY AT SOUTHERN NATIVE PLANTINGS
Get great deals on your fruit trees and other edibles for fall planting. Join Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the all-new Moore Meadows to enrich the biodiversity of your gardens with organically-certified, edible plants, trees, herbs, pollinator-loving flowering plants and even zika-defense bug repelling plants! This event is free, from 9am-4pm. 1549 Pryor Road, Newington, GA 30446.

TUE, OCT 11 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE HILLSIDE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

SAT, OCT 15 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT
Join the Soul City Sirens on this work-day in the neighborhood of Harrisburg! We’ll be working on Icebox Urban Farm and installing more free raised beds at individual homes in the community. Works goes from 9am-1pm. And yes! We always feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

WED, OCT 19 – CREATING A LOCAL FOOD HUB: AN OPEN DISCUSSION
Please consider attending this brain-storming session! Members of our community will continue to look at ways to build a local food hub in Augusta. This meeting will be held at the Clubhou.se, 540 Telfair Street, from 10am-2pm. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Kisha Burke at burket.ga@gmail.com.

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Start the night with a Socratic-style cocktail hour, following by “Hacking the Microbiome” with speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack-A-Thon the night before, sponsored by Whole Foods Market! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it. Proceeds from this event will fund an “Incubator Kitchen” at the Clubhou.se to support start-up and pop-up chefs in Augusta. Tickets are on sale now at www.harvestbytes.org.

SUN, OCT 30 – HAYWAGONS AND PUMPKINS AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN. What a wholesome way to spend the Halloween weekend with your family! Times are 2p-5p. Visit our new website to learn more at augustalocallygrown.org!

TUE, NOV 8 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE HIGH GROVE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

THU, NOV 10 – FOOD OASIS MEETING
Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! Location TBA.

SAT, NOV 19 – NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FAMILY DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT!
Save the date! Bring your family! Make a difference!

SUN, NOV 20 – BRUNCH ON BROAD WITH GROW HARRISBURG
… More details soon!

SUN, DEC 4 – LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE PROMO
… More details soon!

SUN, DEC 11 – HEALING FARM HOLIDAY EVENT AT JANDL FARM & STABLES
… More details soon!

Cheers!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


THERE’S SOMETHING GROWING ON AT AUGUSTALOCALLYGROWN.ORG

The creativity of the people building our new websites is as rich as a Trail Ridge Goat Cheese Cheese Cake. Today, you’ll see the all-new facelift to our OnLine Market. Rest assured, it works the same; it just looks so so so much better.

A matching .org website will launch on Monday, promising to better convey the strides we all make together. I cannot thank enough Leslie and Amy, the little-engines-who-could of our cyber transformation. Tara, Candace and Patrick rounded it out with all the fun stuff. Enjoy the new format at www.augusta.locallygrown.net today. Visit www.locallygrown.org on Monday.

IMPORTANT:

In order to continue receiving weekly emails on Friday from ALG, you will need to sign up for the newsletter at AugustaLocallyGrown.org. Look for the newletter tab along the right side, click, and sign up. It’s as simple as that!

LOCAL FOOD EVENTS CALENDAR ====

FRI, SEPT 30 – WINTER PLANTING AND HERB TASTING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
All are welcome to help plant winter seedlings at the new teaching gardens at Augusta’s Department of Public Health. Located at the corner of Laney Walker & James Brown Blvd, Augusta. Come join the WIC team as they use fresh grown herbs in a pesto-making demo. To get involved, email Carla at CarlaTrenaWalker@gmail.com.

SAT, OCT 1 – MICROBIAL MAKEOVER WITH ICEBOX FARM
Icebox Farm has just announced a fascinating, full-day workshop called “Microbial Makeover,” held at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Evans. In this hands-on workshop, you and your friends will find out what microbiota and microbiomes are, where they come from, and how we interact with them in ways that affect our health. Expert facilitators are Dr. Steve Fountain, MD, PhD, and Tasha Alison, of Icebox Farm. Visit the event’s new website at microbialmakeover.com. to register. Space is limit, includes an amazing meal, and will sell out fast!

TUES, OCT 4 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET!
Support the most feel-good farmers market in Augusta. And yes, we double EBT!!! Every Tuesday, 4:30pm-7pm, at 1850 Broad Street, Augusta. This month we will feature two new programs:

SAYG – Bake Sale every week to raise money for the first raised bed gardens being installed by SAYG, a South Augusta Food Oasis Working Group!

NUTRITION ED – Come meet local dietetians who are creating amazing dishes with season veggies … another Food Oasis Working Group!

WED, OCT 5 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE WESTLAKE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

WED, OCT 5 – FARMERS MARKET EVENT AT BRANDON WILDE
The folks at Brandon Wilde, a residential retirement community in Evans, will host a farmers market event for their residents, followed by yet another fabulous farm-to-fork meal. It is truly impressive how the chefs and dieticians at this facility are leading the way in the CSRA to support local farms. It just goes to show: our community’s elders are wise in many ways, and good food is no exception.

FRI, OCT 7 – PRE-SALE PLANT SALE AT SOUTHERN NATIVE PLANTINGS
Get great deals on your fruit trees and other edibles for fall planting. More juicy details below.

SAT, OCT 8 – PLANT SALE & GARDEN TEA PARTY AT SOUTHERN NATIVE PLANTINGS
Get great deals on your fruit trees and other edibles for fall planting. Join Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the all-new Moore Meadows to enrich the biodiversity of your gardens with organically-certified, edible plants, trees, herbs, pollinator-loving flowering plants and even zika-defense bug repelling plants! This event is free, from 9am-4pm. 1549 Pryor Road, Newington, GA 30446.

TUE, OCT 11 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE HILLSIDE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

SAT, OCT 15 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT
Join the Soul City Sirens on this work-day in the neighborhood of Harrisburg! We’ll be working on Icebox Urban Farm and installing more free raised beds at individual homes in the community. Works goes from 9am-1pm. And yes! We always feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

WED, OCT 19 – CREATING A LOCAL FOOD HUB: AN OPEN DISCUSSION
Please consider attending this brain-storming session! Members of our community will continue to look at ways to build a local food hub in Augusta. This meeting will be held at the Clubhou.se, 540 Telfair Street, from 10am-2pm. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Kisha Burke at burket.ga@gmail.com.

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Start the night with a Socratic-style cocktail hour, following by “Hacking the Microbiome” with speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack-A-Thon the night before, sponsored by Whole Foods Market! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it. Proceeds from this event will fund an “Incubator Kitchen” at the Clubhou.se to support start-up and pop-up chefs in Augusta. Tickets are on sale now at www.harvestbytes.org.

SUN, OCT 30 – HAYWAGONS AND PUMPKINS AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN. What a wholesome way to spend the Halloween weekend with your family! Times are 2p-5p. Visit our new website to learn more at augustalocallygrown.org!

TUE, NOV 8 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE HIGH GROVE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

THU, NOV 10 – FOOD OASIS MEETING
Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! Location TBA.

SAT, NOV 19 – NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FAMILY DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT!
Save the date! Bring your family! Make a difference!

SUN, NOV 20 – BRUNCH ON BROAD WITH GROW HARRISBURG
… More details soon!

SUN, DEC 4 – LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE PROMO
… More details soon!

SUN, DEC 11 – HEALING FARM HOLIDAY EVENT AT JANDL FARM & STABLES
… More details soon!

Cheers!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


ANNOUNCEMENTS ====

THOSE SPECIAL SOMEONES
Sometimes, there is that special person in your community who – even when she moves away – will always feel like a “local.” In this case, we’re talking about TWO special people: Leslie Carson and Tara Roberts…

NEW WEBSITES FOR ALG, DESIGNED BY LESLIE CARSON:
Many of you know Leslie as the Luna Bug soap maker and a former market manager for ALG. But what you might not know is that she is also a technology genius. And an angel. Leslie (who moved to Florida last year) and Amy Sutter (another angel) have been working behind the scenes for months to create what promises to be a gorgeous, seamless, and effective on-line presence for ALG. Our official launch date is Oct 3, but you’ll see bits and pieces of it before then. Very, very excited to see this coming together in a way that we hope makes Augusta even more hopeful for its local foods movement.

FAREWELL TO OUR MARKET MANAGER, TARA ROBERTS
It wells me up every time I say it, but here it is officially: Tara Roberts is moving to Tennessee. This Tues, Sept 27, is Tara’s last day as our downtown market manager for the ALG On-Line Market. Please join us in sending her off with much love. Tara raised the bar for on-line markets in ways that few could. Her incredible attention to detail and genuine love for wholesome foods are true gifts from which we’ve all benefitted. Rest assured: there is a silver lining to all this. Tara has agreed to continue posting her popular Friday Seasonal Recipes, through our new websites, from a distance!!!! And Susannah, the fiber farmer at Southern Made – and one of our original growers – has agreed to take up the market reigns. Those special someones just keep coming our way, don’t they?

CONGRATULATIONS TO JandL – THE HEALING FARM
We were deeply moved by the winning “pitch” that Laurie Ritchie of JandL Farm gave at the Georgia Food Oasis meeting last night. She and John will use their mini grant to increase capacity within their “Healing Farm” program in Hephzibah, GA. Save the date of Sun, Dec 11, to attend their Christmas shopping fundraiser on the farm.

WELCOME NEW INTERNS
The Fall Semester of 2016 brings us a lovely batch of new and returning students interns:
HIGH SCHOOL INTERNS:
Jillian, Haley, Kyong, Andres & Adolfo – market interns at the AJCC
Jack, Jacob & Thaddeus – market interns at Southern Made
SENIOR YEAR PROJECT INTERNS:
Sejal – Project: Food Safety and GMO Labeling
CJ – Project: Aquaponics for GROW Harrisburg
Kendall – Project: Seed Saving
COLLEGE INTERN:
Anna – Project: GROW Harrisburg research – USA-Aiken
POST-GRADUATE INTERN:
Lisa – Project: Dietetic Internship – WIC
COMMUNITY INTERN:
Henry – Project: Urban Farming

COLLEGE INTERNSHIP POSITION OPEN: MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
With our new marketing tools comes new responsibilities! We would welcome a local Marketing or Communications major to join our website team this semester. This is an unpaid internship that would be done from home for four hours per week or more. What a great way to build a portfolio as a local foods activist. Send your resume to arsutter@hotmail.com if you’re interested.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS ====

HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG VOLUNTEERS
Sat, Sept 24 –
We need all hands on deck to help us install another round of raised beds in the neighborhood of Harrisburg! 9am-1pm! Meet up at Icebox Urban Farm, 1736 Fenwick Street, Augusta. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle! Yes, we always feed our volunteers a hearty, healthy meal afterwards!

HARVEST BYTES VOLUNTEERS
Fri, Oct 28 & Sat, Oct 29 –
Help us pull together a strapping team of volunteers for our Harvest Bytes event on October 28-29 at the Clubhou.se! Cook, serve or set up! Be a part of the get-er-done crowd, and have fun doing it! Text Kim at 706-288-7895.

LOCAL FOOD EVENTS CALENDAR ====

TUES, SEPT 27 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET!
Support the most feel-good farmers market in Augusta. And yes, we double EBT!!! Every Tuesday, 4:30pm-7pm, at 1850 Broad Street, Augusta.

FRI, SEPT 23 – WINTER GARDEN PLANTING AT THE CLUBHOUSE.SE GARDENS
Come help us out in our fall crops and learn what the upcoming “incubator kitchen and gardens” is all about! Friday, Sept 23, 8a-10a, 540 Telfair St, Augusta. RSVP Kim at 706-288-7895.

SAT, SEPT 24 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT
There’s always something creative and fun to work on at this campus, dedicated to school group education. We’ll also be installing more free raised beds at individual homes in the community of Harrisburg. We’ll also be working on the teaching gardens at the Westabou Montessori Preschool at St. Luke UMC. Join our volunteer groups from 9am-1pm. And yes! We always feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

SAT, SEPT 24 – WHOLE FOODS BIRTHDAY BASH & “WHOLE KIDS” SCHOOL GARDENS FUNDRAISER
Join us and others to celebrate Whole Foods’ 2nd Birthday at their store in Augusta. Kids activities from 12noon-4pm; more adult activities after 4pm. Come learn about getting involved in our Food & Tech Hackathon too! Funds raised at this event will help support local school gardens through the Whole Kids Foundation.

SUN, SEPT 25 — THREE FARM TOUR & PROGRESSIVE FARM DINNER
This is a sold-out event! Thanks to everyone for the enthusiasm! And special thanks to the cook: Chef Charleen Tinley!

THU, SEPT 29 – LOCAL FOOD EDUCATION AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM
So blessed to work in partnership with Icebox Urban Farm to host weekly school groups this season! Our fall schedule is full. Now, let the growing/cooking/learning/fun begin!

FRI, SEPT 30 – WINTER PLANTING AND HERB TASTING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
All are welcome to help plant winter seedlings at the new teaching gardens at Augusta’s Department of Public Health. Located at the corner of Laney Walker & James Brown Blvd, Augusta. Come join the WIC team as they use fresh grown herbs in a pesto-making demo. To get involved, email Carla at CarlaTrenaWalker@gmail.com.

SAT, OCT 1 – MICROBIAL MAKEOVER WITH ICEBOX FARM
Icebox Farm has just announced a fascinating, full-day workshop called “Microbial Makeover,” held at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Evans. In this hands-on workshop, you and your friends will find out what microbiota and microbiomes are, where they come from, and how we interact with them in ways that affect our health. Expert facilitators are Dr. Steve Fountain, MD, PhD, and Tasha Alison, of Icebox Farm. Visit the event’s new website at microbialmakeover.com. to register. Space is limit, includes an amazing meal, and will sell out fast!

WED, OCT 5 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE WESTLAKE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

WED, OCT 5 – FARMERS MARKET EVENT AT BRANDON WILDE
The folks at Brandon Wilde, a residential retirement community in Evans, will host a farmers market event for their residents, followed by yet another fabulous farm-to-fork meal. It is truly impressive how the chefs and dieticians at this facility are leading the way in the CSRA to support local farms. It just goes to show: our community’s elders are wise in many ways, and good food is no exception.

FRI, OCT 7 – PRE-SALE PLANT SALE AT SOUTHERN NATIVE PLANTINGS
Get great deals on your fruit trees and other edibles for fall planting. More juicy details below.

SAT, OCT 8 – PLANT SALE & GARDEN TEA PARTY AT SOUTHERN NATIVE PLANTINGS
Get great deals on your fruit trees and other edibles for fall planting. Join Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the all-new Moore Meadows to enrich the biodiversity of your gardens with organically-certified, edible plants, trees, herbs, pollinator-loving flowering plants and even zika-defense bug repelling plants! This event is free, from 9am-4pm. 1549 Pryor Road, Newington, GA 30446.

TUE, OCT 11 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE HILLSIDE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

SAT, OCT 15 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT
Join the Soul City Sirens on this work-day in the neighborhood of Harrisburg! We’ll be working on Icebox Urban Farm and installing more free raised beds at individual homes in the community. Works goes from 9am-1pm. And yes! We always feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

WED, OCT 19 – CREATING A LOCAL FOOD HUB: AN OPEN DISCUSSION
Please consider attending this brain-storming session! Members of our community will continue to look at ways to build a local food hub in Augusta. This meeting will be held at the Clubhou.se, 540 Telfair Street, from 10am-2pm. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Kisha Burke at burket.ga@gmail.com.

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Start the night with a Socratic-style cocktail hour, following by “Hacking the Microbiome” with speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack-A-Thon the night before, sponsored by Whole Foods Market! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it. Proceeds from this event will fund an “Incubator Kitchen” at the Clubhou.se to support start-up and pop-up chefs in Augusta. Tickets are on sale now at www.harvestbytes.org.

TUE, NOV 8 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE HIGH GROVE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

THU, NOV 10 – FOOD OASIS MEETING
Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! Location TBA.

SAT, NOV 19 – NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FAMILY DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT!
Save the date! Bring your family! Make a difference!

SUN, NOV 20 – BRUNCH ON BROAD WITH GROW HARRISBURG
… More details soon!

SUN, DEC 4 – LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE PROMO
… More details soon!

SUN, DEC 11 – HEALING FARM HOLIDAY EVENT AT JANDL FARM & STABLES
… More details soon!

Cheers!
Kim

Weblog Entry


ANNOUNCEMENTS ====

THOSE SPECIAL SOMEONES
Sometimes, there is that special person in your community who – even when she moves away – will always feel like a “local.” In this case, we’re talking about TWO special people: Leslie Carson and Tara Roberts…

NEW WEBSITES FOR ALG, DESIGNED BY LESLIE CARSON:
Many of you know Leslie as the Luna Bug soap maker and a former market manager for ALG. But what you might not know is that she is also a technology genius. And an angel. Leslie (who moved to Florida last year) and Amy Sutter (another angel) have been working behind the scenes for months to create what promises to be a gorgeous, seamless, and effective on-line presence for ALG. Our official launch date is Oct 3, but you’ll see bits and pieces of it before then. Very, very excited to see this coming together in a way that we hope makes Augusta even more hopeful for its local foods movement.

FAREWELL TO OUR MARKET MANAGER, TARA ROBERTS
It wells me up every time I say it, but here it is officially: Tara Roberts is moving to Tennessee. This Tues, Sept 27, is Tara’s last day as our downtown market manager for the ALG On-Line Market. Please join us in sending her off with much love. Tara raised the bar for on-line markets in ways that few could. Her incredible attention to detail and genuine love for wholesome foods are true gifts from which we’ve all benefitted. Rest assured: there is a silver lining to all this. Tara has agreed to continue posting her popular Friday Seasonal Recipes, through our new websites, from a distance!!!! And Susannah, the fiber farmer at Southern Made – and one of our original growers – has agreed to take up the market reigns. Those special someones just keep coming our way, don’t they?

CONGRATULATIONS TO JandL – THE HEALING FARM
We were deeply moved by the winning “pitch” that Laurie Ritchie of JandL Farm gave at the Georgia Food Oasis meeting last night. She and John will use their mini grant to increase capacity within their “Healing Farm” program in Hephzibah, GA. Save the date of Sun, Dec 11, to attend their Christmas shopping fundraiser on the farm.

WELCOME NEW INTERNS
The Fall Semester of 2016 brings us a lovely batch of new and returning students interns:
HIGH SCHOOL INTERNS:
Jillian, Haley, Kyong, Andres & Adolfo – market interns at the AJCC
Jack, Jacob & Thaddeus – market interns at Southern Made
SENIOR YEAR PROJECT INTERNS:
Sejal – Project: Food Safety and GMO Labeling
CJ – Project: Aquaponics for GROW Harrisburg
Kendall – Project: Seed Saving
COLLEGE INTERN:
Anna – Project: GROW Harrisburg research – USA-Aiken
POST-GRADUATE INTERN:
Lisa – Project: Dietetic Internship – WIC
COMMUNITY INTERN:
Henry – Project: Urban Farming

COLLEGE INTERNSHIP POSITION OPEN: MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
With our new marketing tools comes new responsibilities! We would welcome a local Marketing or Communications major to join our website team this semester. This is an unpaid internship that would be done from home for four hours per week or more. What a great way to build a portfolio as a local foods activist. Send your resume to arsutter@hotmail.com if you’re interested.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS ====

HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG VOLUNTEERS
Sat, Sept 24 –
We need all hands on deck to help us install another round of raised beds in the neighborhood of Harrisburg! 9am-1pm! Meet up at Icebox Urban Farm, 1736 Fenwick Street, Augusta. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle! Yes, we always feed our volunteers a hearty, healthy meal afterwards!

HARVEST BYTES VOLUNTEERS
Fri, Oct 28 & Sat, Oct 29 –
Help us pull together a strapping team of volunteers for our Harvest Bytes event on October 28-29 at the Clubhou.se! Cook, serve or set up! Be a part of the get-er-done crowd, and have fun doing it! Text Kim at 706-288-7895.

LOCAL FOOD EVENTS CALENDAR ====

TUES, SEPT 27 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET!
Support the most feel-good farmers market in Augusta. And yes, we double EBT!!! Every Tuesday, 4:30pm-7pm, at 1850 Broad Street, Augusta.

FRI, SEPT 23 – WINTER GARDEN PLANTING AT THE CLUBHOUSE.SE GARDENS
Come help us out in our fall crops and learn what the upcoming “incubator kitchen and gardens” is all about! Friday, Sept 23, 8a-10a, 540 Telfair St, Augusta. RSVP Kim at 706-288-7895.

SAT, SEPT 24 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT
There’s always something creative and fun to work on at this campus, dedicated to school group education. We’ll also be installing more free raised beds at individual homes in the community of Harrisburg. We’ll also be working on the teaching gardens at the Westabou Montessori Preschool at St. Luke UMC. Join our volunteer groups from 9am-1pm. And yes! We always feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

SAT, SEPT 24 – WHOLE FOODS BIRTHDAY BASH & “WHOLE KIDS” SCHOOL GARDENS FUNDRAISER
Join us and others to celebrate Whole Foods’ 2nd Birthday at their store in Augusta. Kids activities from 12noon-4pm; more adult activities after 4pm. Come learn about getting involved in our Food & Tech Hackathon too! Funds raised at this event will help support local school gardens through the Whole Kids Foundation.

SUN, SEPT 25 — THREE FARM TOUR & PROGRESSIVE FARM DINNER
This is a sold-out event! Thanks to everyone for the enthusiasm! And special thanks to the cook: Chef Charleen Tinley!

THU, SEPT 29 – LOCAL FOOD EDUCATION AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM
So blessed to work in partnership with Icebox Urban Farm to host weekly school groups this season! Our fall schedule is full. Now, let the growing/cooking/learning/fun begin!

FRI, SEPT 30 – WINTER PLANTING AND HERB TASTING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
All are welcome to help plant winter seedlings at the new teaching gardens at Augusta’s Department of Public Health. Located at the corner of Laney Walker & James Brown Blvd, Augusta. Come join the WIC team as they use fresh grown herbs in a pesto-making demo. To get involved, email Carla at CarlaTrenaWalker@gmail.com.

SAT, OCT 1 – MICROBIAL MAKEOVER WITH ICEBOX FARM
Icebox Farm has just announced a fascinating, full-day workshop called “Microbial Makeover,” held at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Evans. In this hands-on workshop, you and your friends will find out what microbiota and microbiomes are, where they come from, and how we interact with them in ways that affect our health. Expert facilitators are Dr. Steve Fountain, MD, PhD, and Tasha Alison, of Icebox Farm. Visit the event’s new website at microbialmakeover.com. to register. Space is limit, includes an amazing meal, and will sell out fast!

WED, OCT 5 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE WESTLAKE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

WED, OCT 5 – FARMERS MARKET EVENT AT BRANDON WILDE
The folks at Brandon Wilde, a residential retirement community in Evans, will host a farmers market event for their residents, followed by yet another fabulous farm-to-fork meal. It is truly impressive how the chefs and dieticians at this facility are leading the way in the CSRA to support local farms. It just goes to show: our community’s elders are wise in many ways, and good food is no exception.

FRI, OCT 7 – PRE-SALE PLANT SALE AT SOUTHERN NATIVE PLANTINGS
Get great deals on your fruit trees and other edibles for fall planting. More juicy details below.

SAT, OCT 8 – PLANT SALE & GARDEN TEA PARTY AT SOUTHERN NATIVE PLANTINGS
Get great deals on your fruit trees and other edibles for fall planting. Join Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the all-new Moore Meadows to enrich the biodiversity of your gardens with organically-certified, edible plants, trees, herbs, pollinator-loving flowering plants and even zika-defense bug repelling plants! This event is free, from 9am-4pm. 1549 Pryor Road, Newington, GA 30446.

TUE, OCT 11 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE HILLSIDE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

SAT, OCT 15 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT
Join the Soul City Sirens on this work-day in the neighborhood of Harrisburg! We’ll be working on Icebox Urban Farm and installing more free raised beds at individual homes in the community. Works goes from 9am-1pm. And yes! We always feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

WED, OCT 19 – CREATING A LOCAL FOOD HUB: AN OPEN DISCUSSION
Please consider attending this brain-storming session! Members of our community will continue to look at ways to build a local food hub in Augusta. This meeting will be held at the Clubhou.se, 540 Telfair Street, from 10am-2pm. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Kisha Burke at burket.ga@gmail.com.

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Start the night with a Socratic-style cocktail hour, following by “Hacking the Microbiome” with speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack-A-Thon the night before, sponsored by Whole Foods Market! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it. Proceeds from this event will fund an “Incubator Kitchen” at the Clubhou.se to support start-up and pop-up chefs in Augusta. Tickets are on sale now at www.harvestbytes.org.

TUE, NOV 8 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE HIGH GROVE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

THU, NOV 10 – FOOD OASIS MEETING
Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! Location TBA.

SAT, NOV 19 – NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FAMILY DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT!
Save the date! Bring your family! Make a difference!

SUN, NOV 20 – BRUNCH ON BROAD WITH GROW HARRISBURG
… More details soon!

SUN, DEC 4 – LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE PROMO
… More details soon!

SUN, DEC 11 – HEALING FARM HOLIDAY EVENT AT JANDL FARM & STABLES
… More details soon!

Cheers!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


ANNOUNCEMENTS ====

THOSE SPECIAL SOMEONES
Sometimes, there is that special person in your community who – even when she moves away – will always feel like a “local.” In this case, we’re talking about TWO special people: Leslie Carson and Tara Roberts…

NEW WEBSITES FOR ALG, DESIGNED BY LESLIE CARSON:
Many of you know Leslie as the Luna Bug soap maker and a former market manager for ALG. But what you might not know is that she is also a technology genius. And an angel. Leslie (who moved to Florida last year) and Amy Sutter (another angel) have been working behind the scenes for months to create what promises to be a gorgeous, seamless, and effective on-line presence for ALG. Our official launch date is Oct 3, but you’ll see bits and pieces of it before then. Very, very excited to see this coming together in a way that we hope makes Augusta even more hopeful for its local foods movement.

FAREWELL TO OUR MARKET MANAGER, TARA ROBERTS
It wells me up every time I say it, but here it is officially: Tara Roberts is moving to Tennessee. This Tues, Sept 27, is Tara’s last day as our downtown market manager for the ALG On-Line Market. Please join us in sending her off with much love. Tara raised the bar for on-line markets in ways that few could. Her incredible attention to detail and genuine love for wholesome foods are true gifts from which we’ve all benefitted. Rest assured: there is a silver lining to all this. Tara has agreed to continue posting her popular Friday Seasonal Recipes, through our new websites, from a distance!!!! And Susannah, the fiber farmer at Southern Made – and one of our original growers – has agreed to take up the market reigns. Those special someones just keep coming our way, don’t they?

CONGRATULATIONS TO JandL – THE HEALING FARM
We were deeply moved by the winning “pitch” that Laurie Ritchie of JandL Farm gave at the Georgia Food Oasis meeting last night. She and John will use their mini grant to increase capacity within their “Healing Farm” program in Hephzibah, GA. Save the date of Sun, Dec 11, to attend their Christmas shopping fundraiser on the farm.

WELCOME NEW INTERNS
The Fall Semester of 2016 brings us a lovely batch of new and returning students interns:
HIGH SCHOOL INTERNS:
Jillian, Haley, Kyong, Andres & Adolfo – market interns at the AJCC
Jack, Jacob & Thaddeus – market interns at Southern Made
SENIOR YEAR PROJECT INTERNS:
Sejal – Project: Food Safety and GMO Labeling
CJ – Project: Aquaponics for GROW Harrisburg
Kendall – Project: Seed Saving
COLLEGE INTERN:
Anna – Project: GROW Harrisburg research – USA-Aiken
POST-GRADUATE INTERN:
Lisa – Project: Dietetic Internship – WIC
COMMUNITY INTERN:
Henry – Project: Urban Farming

COLLEGE INTERNSHIP POSITION OPEN: MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
With our new marketing tools comes new responsibilities! We would welcome a local Marketing or Communications major to join our website team this semester. This is an unpaid internship that would be done from home for four hours per week or more. What a great way to build a portfolio as a local foods activist. Send your resume to arsutter@hotmail.com if you’re interested.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS ====

HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG VOLUNTEERS
Sat, Sept 24 –
We need all hands on deck to help us install another round of raised beds in the neighborhood of Harrisburg! 9am-1pm! Meet up at Icebox Urban Farm, 1736 Fenwick Street, Augusta. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle! Yes, we always feed our volunteers a hearty, healthy meal afterwards!

HARVEST BYTES VOLUNTEERS
Fri, Oct 28 & Sat, Oct 29 –
Help us pull together a strapping team of volunteers for our Harvest Bytes event on October 28-29 at the Clubhou.se! Cook, serve or set up! Be a part of the get-er-done crowd, and have fun doing it! Text Kim at 706-288-7895.

LOCAL FOOD EVENTS CALENDAR ====

TUES, SEPT 27 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET!
Support the most feel-good farmers market in Augusta. And yes, we double EBT!!! Every Tuesday, 4:30pm-7pm, at 1850 Broad Street, Augusta.

FRI, SEPT 23 – WINTER GARDEN PLANTING AT THE CLUBHOUSE.SE GARDENS
Come help us out in our fall crops and learn what the upcoming “incubator kitchen and gardens” is all about! Friday, Sept 23, 8a-10a, 540 Telfair St, Augusta. RSVP Kim at 706-288-7895.

SAT, SEPT 24 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT
There’s always something creative and fun to work on at this campus, dedicated to school group education. We’ll also be installing more free raised beds at individual homes in the community of Harrisburg. We’ll also be working on the teaching gardens at the Westabou Montessori Preschool at St. Luke UMC. Join our volunteer groups from 9am-1pm. And yes! We always feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

SAT, SEPT 24 – WHOLE FOODS BIRTHDAY BASH & “WHOLE KIDS” SCHOOL GARDENS FUNDRAISER
Join us and others to celebrate Whole Foods’ 2nd Birthday at their store in Augusta. Kids activities from 12noon-4pm; more adult activities after 4pm. Come learn about getting involved in our Food & Tech Hackathon too! Funds raised at this event will help support local school gardens through the Whole Kids Foundation.

SUN, SEPT 25 — THREE FARM TOUR & PROGRESSIVE FARM DINNER
This is a sold-out event! Thanks to everyone for the enthusiasm! And special thanks to the cook: Chef Charleen Tinley!

THU, SEPT 29 – LOCAL FOOD EDUCATION AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM
So blessed to work in partnership with Icebox Urban Farm to host weekly school groups this season! Our fall schedule is full. Now, let the growing/cooking/learning/fun begin!

FRI, SEPT 30 – WINTER PLANTING AND HERB TASTING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
All are welcome to help plant winter seedlings at the new teaching gardens at Augusta’s Department of Public Health. Located at the corner of Laney Walker & James Brown Blvd, Augusta. Come join the WIC team as they use fresh grown herbs in a pesto-making demo. To get involved, email Carla at CarlaTrenaWalker@gmail.com.

SAT, OCT 1 – MICROBIAL MAKEOVER WITH ICEBOX FARM
Icebox Farm has just announced a fascinating, full-day workshop called “Microbial Makeover,” held at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Evans. In this hands-on workshop, you and your friends will find out what microbiota and microbiomes are, where they come from, and how we interact with them in ways that affect our health. Expert facilitators are Dr. Steve Fountain, MD, PhD, and Tasha Alison, of Icebox Farm. Visit the event’s new website at microbialmakeover.com. to register. Space is limit, includes an amazing meal, and will sell out fast!

WED, OCT 5 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE WESTLAKE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

WED, OCT 5 – FARMERS MARKET EVENT AT BRANDON WILDE
The folks at Brandon Wilde, a residential retirement community in Evans, will host a farmers market event for their residents, followed by yet another fabulous farm-to-fork meal. It is truly impressive how the chefs and dieticians at this facility are leading the way in the CSRA to support local farms. It just goes to show: our community’s elders are wise in many ways, and good food is no exception.

FRI, OCT 7 – PRE-SALE PLANT SALE AT SOUTHERN NATIVE PLANTINGS
Get great deals on your fruit trees and other edibles for fall planting. More juicy details below.

SAT, OCT 8 – PLANT SALE & GARDEN TEA PARTY AT SOUTHERN NATIVE PLANTINGS
Get great deals on your fruit trees and other edibles for fall planting. Join Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the all-new Moore Meadows to enrich the biodiversity of your gardens with organically-certified, edible plants, trees, herbs, pollinator-loving flowering plants and even zika-defense bug repelling plants! This event is free, from 9am-4pm. 1549 Pryor Road, Newington, GA 30446.

TUE, OCT 11 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE HILLSIDE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

SAT, OCT 15 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT
Join the Soul City Sirens on this work-day in the neighborhood of Harrisburg! We’ll be working on Icebox Urban Farm and installing more free raised beds at individual homes in the community. Works goes from 9am-1pm. And yes! We always feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

WED, OCT 19 – CREATING A LOCAL FOOD HUB: AN OPEN DISCUSSION
Please consider attending this brain-storming session! Members of our community will continue to look at ways to build a local food hub in Augusta. This meeting will be held at the Clubhou.se, 540 Telfair Street, from 10am-2pm. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Kisha Burke at burket.ga@gmail.com.

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Start the night with a Socratic-style cocktail hour, following by “Hacking the Microbiome” with speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack-A-Thon the night before, sponsored by Whole Foods Market! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it. Proceeds from this event will fund an “Incubator Kitchen” at the Clubhou.se to support start-up and pop-up chefs in Augusta. Tickets are on sale now at www.harvestbytes.org.

TUE, NOV 8 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE HIGH GROVE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

THU, NOV 10 – FOOD OASIS MEETING
Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! Location TBA.

SAT, NOV 19 – NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FAMILY DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT!
Save the date! Bring your family! Make a difference!

SUN, NOV 20 – BRUNCH ON BROAD WITH GROW HARRISBURG
… More details soon!

SUN, DEC 4 – LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE PROMO
… More details soon!

SUN, DEC 11 – HEALING FARM HOLIDAY EVENT AT JANDL FARM & STABLES
… More details soon!

Cheers!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


ANNOUNCEMENTS ====

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:
HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG VOLUNTEERS
Sat, Sept 24 –
We need all hands on deck to help us install another round of raised beds in the neighborhood of Harrisburg! 9am-1pm! Meet up at Icebox Urban Farm, 1736 Fenwick Street, Augusta. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle! Yes, we always feed our volunteers a hearty, healthy meal afterwards!

THREE FARM TOUR & PROGRESSIVE MEAL VOLUNTEERS
Sun, Sep 25 –
We’re looking for a few volunteers to help cook and serve on-site for our three-farm tour and progressive meal. What a great way to attend a very popular event, free of charge! RSVP Kim at 706-288-7895 if you can help! PS – This is nearly a sold-out event!

HARVEST BYTES VOLUNTEERS
Fri, Oct 28 & Sat, Oct 29 –
Help us pull together a strapping team of volunteers for our Harvest Bytes event on October 28-29 at the Clubhou.se! Cook, serve or set up! Be a part of the get-er-done crowd, and have fun doing it! Text Kim at 706-288-7895

LOCAL FOOD EVENTS CALENDAR ====

TUES, SEPT 20 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET!
Support the most feel-good farmers market in Augusta. And yes, we double EBT!!! Every Tuesday, 4:30pm-7pm, at 1850 Broad Street, Augusta.

TUE, SEPT 20 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE SUBURBAN GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

THU, SEPT 22 – FOOD OASIS MEETING
Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our local foods system together! Location will be at Steven Creek Church-Southpoint in South Augusta. Email Carla so you can get the RSVP link! CarlaTrenaWalker@gmail.com.

THU, SEPT 22 – LOCAL FOOD EDUCATION FOR SCHOOL GROUPS STARTING AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM
So blessed to work in partnership with Icebox Urban Farm to host weekly school groups this season! Our fall schedule is full. Now, let the growing/cooking/learning/fun begin!

FRI, SEPT 23 – WINTER GARDEN PLANTING AT THE CLUBHOUSE.SE GARDENS
Come help us out in our fall crops and learn what the upcoming “incubator kitchen and gardens” is all about! Friday, Sept 23, 9a-11a, 540 Telfair St, Augusta. RSVP Kim at 706-288-7895.

SAT, SEPT 24 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT
There’s always something creative and fun to work on at this campus, dedicated to school group education. We’ll also be installing more free raised beds at individual homes in the community of Harrisburg! Join our volunteer groups from 9am-1pm. And yes! We always feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

SAT, SEPT 24 – WHOLE FOODS BIRTHDAY BASH
Join us and others to celebrate Whole Foods’ 2nd Birthday at their store in Augusta. Kids activities from 12noon-4pm; more adult activities from 4pm-8pm. Come learn about getting involved in our Food & Tech Hackathon too!

SUN, SEPT 25 — THREE FARM TOUR & PROGRESSIVE FARM DINNER
We’re very excited to announce another “Three Farm Tour & Progressive Farm Dinner!” This time we’re focusing on the Aiken area. Meet the good folks at Pascalina Farm for soup and salad; Happy Earth Farm for meat stew; and Trail Ridge Goat Dairy for dessert. Tickets are on sale now through our on-line market! $20 each. 1p-5:30p. A limited 25 tickets will be available. Buy now! This is a very popular event.

FRI, SEPT 30 – WINTER PLANTING AND HERB TASTING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
All are welcome to help plant winter seedlings at the new teaching gardens at Augusta’s Department of Public Health. Located at the corner of Laney Walker & James Brown Blvd, Augusta. Come join the WIC team as they use fresh grown herbs in a pesto-making demo. To get involved, email Carla at CarlaTrenaWalker@gmail.com.

SAT, OCT 1 – MICROBIAL MAKEOVER WITH ICEBOX FARM
Icebox Farm has just announced a fascinating, full-day workshop called “Microbial Makeover,” held at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Evans. In this hands-on workshop, you and your friends will find out what microbiota and microbiomes are, where they come from, and how we interact with them in ways that affect our health. Expert facilitators are Dr. Steve Fountain, MD, PhD, and Tasha Alison, of Icebox Farm. Visit the event’s new website at microbialmakeover.com. to register. Space is limit, includes an amazing meal, and will sell out fast!

WED, OCT 5 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE WESTLAKE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

FRI, OCT 7 – PRE-SALE PLANT SALE AT SOUTHERN NATIVE PLANTINGS
Get great deals on your fruit trees and other edibles for fall planting. More juicy details below:

SAT, OCT 8 – PLANT SALE & GARDEN TEA PARTY AT SOUTHERN NATIVE PLANTINGS
Get great deals on your fruit trees and other edibles for fall planting. Join Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the all-new Moore Meadows to enrich the biodiversity of your gardens with organically-certified, edible plants, trees, herbs, pollinator-loving flowering plants and even zika-defense bug repelling plants! This event is free, from 9am-4pm. 1549 Pryor Road, Newington, GA 30446.

TUE, OCT 11 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE HILLSIDE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

SAT, OCT 15 – VOLUNTEER WORK DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT
There’s always something creative and fun to work on at this campus, dedicated to school group education. We’ll also be installing more free raised beds at individual homes in the community of Harrisburg! Join our volunteer groups from 9am-1pm. And yes! We always feed our volunteers healthy, beautiful food. For more information, text Kim at 706-288-7895.

SAT-SUN, OCT 28-29 – “HARVEST BYTES” – A FARM TO TABLE TECHNOLOGY EVENT
Join us as we partner with the Clubhou.se in downtown Augusta to explore ways in which sustainability and technology intersect to improve our local food system overall. Partake in an intellectually satisfying, gastronomically-elegant, farm-to-table meal created by the dynamic duo of Chef Charleen Tinley and Chef Jonathan Marks, formerly of the Roosters Beak. Start the night with a Socratic-style cocktail hour, following by “Hacking the Microbiome” with speaker Dr. Steve Fountain. We’ll kick it all off with a competitive Good Food Hack-A-Thon the night before, sponsored by Whole Foods Market! Be a part of the thinking crowd … and eat well while doing it. Proceeds from this event will fund an “Incubator Kitchen” at the Clubhou.se to support start-up and pop-up chefs in Augusta. Tickets are on sale now at www.harvestbytes.org.

TUE, NOV 8 – ALG SPEAKS WITH THE HIGH GROVE GARDEN CLUB
We’re always grateful to meet up with our local garden clubs!

THU, NOV 10 – FOOD OASIS MEETING
Join with other local food activists, led by Georgia Organics, to make some real progress in our community together! Location TBA.

SAT, NOV 19 – NATIONAL VOLUNTEER FAMILY DAY AT ICEBOX URBAN FARM AND THE HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG PROJECT!
Save the date! Bring your family! Make a difference!

SUN, NOV 20 – BRUNCH ON BROAD WITH GROW HARRISBURG
… More details soon!

SUN, DEC 11 – HEALING FARM HOLIDAY EVENT AT JANDL FARM & STABLES
… More details soon!

SUN, DEC 4 – LOCAL CHRISTMAS TREE PROMO
… More details soon!

TBASIBLEY SOILWORKS!
An all-new project of G.R.O.W. Harrisburg!

HOW YOU CAN HELP ====

TINK’S GO-FUND-ME CAMPAIGN
One of our favorite farmers – Tink, from Tink’s Grassfed Beef – has been accepted into a study to help relieve her symptoms from MS, and we’re hoping her all the best in that pursuit. To pay for travel, her family has launched a Go Fund Me campaign. We encourage all you who know and love her to support this endeavor. Visit their Facebook page today!

MATCHING CORPORATE GIFTS!
Augusta Locally Grown is blessed to be the recent beneficiary of two sets of matching corporate gifts: one from Merck and one from the Augusta National Golf Club. Does your company match employee gifts or volunteer hours? If so, please consider choosing ALG as your beneficiary. There are so many ways to contribute to a more healthy and vibrant local food system!

DIG IN TO HELP, AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN
People often ask how they can help support our efforts. Here’s a healthy menu of opportunities!

DIMES FOR DIRT
Turn your spare change into soil for our Hundreds in Harrisburg project. We’ll be installing 50 more raised beds at individual homes throughout this neighborhood. Collection jars are located at both ALG Market pick-up locations, The Veggie Truck Farmers Market, Southern Made, Grovetown Feed and Seed, Bricko Farms and Humanitree House.

ALG FACEBOOK BUTTON
We now have a donation button on our Facebook page!

AMAZON SMILE
A portion of your Amazon purchases can benefit ALG’s educational programs when you sign-in through www.smile.amazon.com and select us as your beneficiary.

DIRTY TO DELICIOUS FUND-DRIVE:
This on-line fund-drive benefits all of ALG’s educational programs through the CSRA. From elementary school visits to our post-graduate internships, your donation supports a better understanding the power of local, healthy, wholesome food for our community. Visit https://fundrazr.com/219NRc.

Cheers!
Kim