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THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!


BENDERDINKER RAFFLE ALL MONTH LONG!
Tickets are on sale now for this chance to win an “Emotion” custom-decorated kayak, a “New Belgium” fat tire beach bicycle, “Augusta Grows Local” farm tour tickets and other great prizes … all to benefit our educational programs. Please help us make the most of this opportunity! Tickets can be purchased through our on ALG on-line market, at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market (in person) or at RiverRaffle.com. And don’t forget to sign up to paddle on Saturday, April 30. Big thanks to event founder Kristina Williams for making it all possible. www.benderdinker.com.

SAT, APR 23 – ZEALUS PRESENTS AN EARTH DAY CONCERT TO BENEFIT GROW HARRISBURG
This beautiful Earth Day celebration is being organized by Zealus with performances by The And’s, Nepotism, and Kai Child. Art on display by Baruti and DezDigital. Vendors will include Sankofa’s Workshop, Humanitree House, New Moon Cafe, Pyramid Music. 6:30pm-10:30pm. $10 cover charge. Held at Green Light Studio in downtown Augusta, corner of 11th and Reynolds. 50% percentage of proceeds will benefit our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! So grateful to these generous folks.

TUE, APR 26 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET
Come pick up your farm-fresh goods at the only farmers market in Richmond County that DOUBLES EBT. Newcomers will be welcomed with a $5 token to spend at the market through our My Market program. Cooking demo with Angel Veggies, and mini burgers on the grill for sale. Come be a part of this transformational initiative that we call G.R.O.W. Harrisburg! The farmers market is located at 1850 Broad Street, across from the Kroc Center. The market is every Tuesday, starting April 19, and runs through October. Market hours are 4:30pm-7pm.

SAT, APR 30 – BENDERDINKER!
Once again, Augusta Locally Grown has been selected as the beneficiary of this amazing, one-of-a-kind, food-music-paddle! This is year five!!! Text Kim if you’d like to get on our volunteer food-on-the-water team … 706-288-7895. Visit www.benderdinker.com to sign up to paddle, and support the educational programs of ALG.

THU, MAY 5 – FOOD OASIS MEETING!
Calling all local food activists! Come join our three-year campaign to create a more vibrant and inclusive local foods culture throughout the CSRA! To get an email invite, contact outreach@georgiaorganics.org.

SAT, MAY 7 – “FOOD AS ART” GALA AT THE DAVIDSON FINE ARTS SCHOOL REUNION.
ALG is honored to play a small part in helping with this very special locally-grown-themed event! Hugs to ALG board member Kisha Burke for her leadership on this, and to Helms College chef Erica Chaney for always seeing local food as art!

WED, JUNE 1 – SIBLEY SOILWORKS SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT BEGINS
Kudos to David Young of the Hobby Farmers of the CSRA for his leadership on this! More details soon!

SUN, JUNE 5 – FARM TOUR DAY AT CLYDES FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN
Come meet the people who grow your vegetables! Free entry includes a farm tour, 2pm-6pm. Buy produce to take home, and a picnic dinner to enjoy on the farm. Save the date!

TUE, JUNE 7 – FVRx KICK OFF COMMUNITY MEAL!!!
ALG is so lucky to again work with our amazing community partners for a second-year pilot of our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription program, otherwise known as “FVRx-Augusta.” This is one of our dozen G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! The program is hosted by Harrisburg Family Healthcare and enrolls 30 women from the neighborhood to participate. It is funded by Wholesome Wave Georgia and Good Neighbor Ministries; studied by Emory’s School of Public Health; Icebox Ministries provides cooking classes; MCG students provide market management and clinic support; Veggie Truck Market farmers provide nutrition education and sell their wonderful fruits and veggies through this program; Helms College students, the Augusta District Dietetic Association volunteers and the American Culinary Federation of Augusta help with cooking demos; St. Luke UMC provides transportation; the Junior League provides kids activities; Georgia Organics supports our outreach! Wow! Team awesome!!!

SAT, JUNE 18 – BLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN EVENT AT HERB ‘N BERRIES FARM IN MONTMORENCI, SC
Bring your friends and family to this beautiful blueberry farm for some early pickin! Starts as early as 7:30pm; closes at noon. Pay by the gallon for these gorgeous local berries; freeze enough for the year! 148 Keeper Lane, Montmorenci, SC.

SAT, JULY 16 – CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH THE ANTEBELLUM CHOCOLATE COMPANY IN AIKEN, SC
Spend your Saturday evening making your own chocolate bars with your choice of ingredients – many of them local – with Antebellum Chocolates in Aiken. Learn the history and fundamentals of chocolate, make the bars, and feel the love. $25/person includes your take-home tray of bars. 5pm-6:30pm. Save the date; space is limited; tickets go on sale next week through this market. Visit antebellumchocolates.com for more information.

SAT-SUN, SEPT 24-25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR!
So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. Visit the Facebook page “AGL Farm Tour” for updates and more.

CHEERS!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


BENDERDINKER RAFFLE ALL MONTH LONG!
Tickets are on sale now for this chance to win an “Emotion” custom-decorated kayak, a “New Belgium” fat tire beach bicycle, “Augusta Grows Local” farm tour tickets and other great prizes … all to benefit our educational programs. Please help us make the most of this opportunity! Tickets can be purchased through our on ALG on-line market, at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market (in person) or at RiverRaffle.com. And don’t forget to sign up to paddle on Saturday, April 30. Big thanks to event founder Kristina Williams for making it all possible. www.benderdinker.com.

TUE, APR 19 – OPENING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET
We are again blessed to be working with some of the most beloved farmers in the CSRA. Come pick up your farm-fresh goods at the only farmers market in Richmond County that DOUBLES EBT. Newcomers will be welcomed with a $5 token to spend at the market through our My Market program. We’ve planned a cooking demo with Charleen Charleen of Culinary Connections, and we’ll be sharing bbq pork mini sandwiches and mini burgers with grilled veggies on top. Kids activities, health screenings, music and more! Come be a part of this transformational initiative that we call G.R.O.W. Harrisburg! The farmers market is located at 1850 Broad Street, across from the Kroc Center. The market is every Tuesday, starting April 19, and runs through October. Market hours are 4:30pm-7pm.

WED, APR 20 – CAROLINA HILLS GARDEN CLUB
ALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Carolina Hills Garden Club.

SAT, APR 23 – HARRISBURG CLEAN AND GREEN EVENT We’ve pulling together a “GROW Harrisburg” team for the “Harrisburg Clean and Green” event run by Turn Back the Block. So grateful to our community volunteers for their enthusiasm … look for them in their matching “Talk Dirt to Me” tshirts! If you’d like to form your own clean up team, go to www.turnbacktheblock.com.

SAT, APR 23 – ZEALUS PRESENTS AN EARTH DAY CONCERT TO BENEFIT OUR GROW HARRISBURG INITIATIVES
This beautiful Earth Day celebration is being organized by Zealus with performances by The And’s, Nepotism, and Kai Child. Art on display by Baruti and DezDigital. Vendors will include Sankofa’s Workshop, Humanitree House, New Moon Cafe, Pyramid Music. 6:30pm-10:30pm. $10 cover charge. Held at Green Light Studio in downtown Augusta, corner of 11th and Reynolds. 50% percentage of proceeds will benefit our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! So grateful to these generous folks.

SAT, APR 30 – BENDERDINKER!
Once again, Augusta Locally Grown has been selected as the beneficiary of this amazing, one-of-a-kind, food-music-paddle! This is year five!!! Text Kim if you’d like to get on our volunteer food-on-the-water team … 706-288-7895. Visit www.benderdinker.com to sign up to paddle, and support the educational programs of ALG.

THU, MAY 5 – FOOD OASIS MEETING!
Calling all local food activists! Come join our three-year campaign to create a more vibrant and inclusive local foods culture throughout the CSRA! To get an email invite, contact outreach@georgiaorganics.org.

SAT, MAY 7 – COOK-OUT CELEBRATION AT THE VETERANS PEACE GARDEN IN HARRISBURG
We are honored to play our part in support of “Angel Veggies” in the development of the Veterans Peace Garden. Come see what’s it’s all about. 11am-1pm. On Tuttle Street in Harrisburg.

SAT, MAY 7 – “FOOD AS ART” GALA AT THE DAVIDSON FINE ARTS SCHOOL REUNION.
ALG is honored to play a small part in helping with this very special locally-grown-themed event! Hugs to ALG board member Kisha Burke for her leadership on this, and to Helms College chef Erica Chaney for always seeing local food as art!

WED, JUNE 1 – SIBLEY SOILWORKS SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT BEGINS
Kudos to David Young of the Hobby Farmers of the CSRA for his leadership on this! More details soon!

TUE, JUNE 7 – FVRx KICK OFF COMMUNITY MEAL!!!
ALG is so lucky to again work with our amazing community partners for a second-year pilot of our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription program, otherwise known as “FVRx-Augusta.” This is one of our dozen G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! The program is hosted by Harrisburg Family Healthcare and enrolls 30 women from the neighborhood to participate. It is funded by Wholesome Wave Georgia and Good Neighbor Ministries; studied by Emory’s School of Public Health; Icebox Ministries provides cooking classes; MCG students provide market management and clinic support; Veggie Truck Market farmers provide nutrition education and sell their wonderful fruits and veggies through this program; Helms College students, the Augusta District Dietetic Association volunteers and the American Culinary Federation of Augusta help with cooking demos; St. Luke UMC provides transportation; the Junior League provides kids activities; Georgia Organics supports our outreach! Wow! Team awesome!!!

SAT, JUNE 18 – CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH THE ANTEBELLUM CHOCOLATE COMPANY IN AIKEN
Spend your Saturday evening making your own chocolate bars with your choice of ingredients – many of them local – with Antebellum Chocolates in Aiken. Learn the history and fundamentals of chocolate, make the bars, and feel the love. $25/person includes your take-home tray of bars. 5pm-6:30pm. Save the date; space is limited; tickets go on sale next week through this market. Visit antebellumchocolates.com for more information.

SAT, JUNE TBABLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN EVENT AT HERB ‘N BERRIES FARM IN MONTMORENCI, SC
Stay tuned… we’ll be picking a Saturday in June for this super-food family-friendly pick-your-own soon.

SAT-SUN, SEPT 24-25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR!
So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. Visit the Facebook page “AGL Farm Tour” for updates and more.

CHEERS!
Kim

THE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


BENDERDINKER RAFFLE ALL MONTH LONG!
Tickets are on sale now for this chance to win an “Emotion” custom-decorated kayak, a “New Belgium” fat tire beach bicycle, “Augusta Grows Local” farm tour tickets and other great prizes … all to benefit our educational programs. Please help us make the most of this opportunity! Tickets can be purchased through our on ALG on-line market, at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market (in person) or at RiverRaffle.com. And don’t forget to sign up to paddle on Saturday, April 30. Big thanks to event founder Kristina Williams for making it all possible. www.benderdinker.com.

THU, APR 14 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BENDERDINKER RIVER SNACK PREP!
We’d very much appreciate your help with this big effort to make 1000 snacks for paddlers! We’ll be using local pork and other farm fresh ingredients. This volunteer day is in Evans on Thursday, April 14, from 9am-5pm. If you can help, please RSVP to Amy Sutter at arsutter@hotmail.com for location.

TUE, APR 19 – OPENING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET
We are again blessed to be working with some of the most beloved farmers in the CSRA. Come pick up your farm-fresh goods at the only farmers market in Richmond County that DOUBLES EBT. Newcomers will be welcomed with a $5 token to spend at the market through our My Market program. We’ve planned a cooking demo with Charleen Charleen of Culinary Connections, and we’ll be sharing bbq pork mini sandwiches with grilled veggies on top. Kids activities, health screenings, music and more! Come be a part of this transformational initiative that we call G.R.O.W. Harrisburg! The farmers market is located at 1850 Broad Street, across from the Kroc Center. The market is every Tuesday, starting April 19, and runs through October. Market hours are 4:30pm-7pm.

WED, APR 20 – CAROLINA HILLS GARDEN CLUB
ALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Carolina Hills Garden Club.

SAT, APR 23 – HARRISBURG CLEAN AND GREEN EVENT We’ve pulling together a “GROW Harrisburg” team for the “Harrisburg Clean and Green” event run by Turn Back the Block. So grateful to our community volunteers for their enthusiasm … look for them in their matching “Talk Dirt to Me” tshirts! If you’d like to form your own clean up team, go to www.turnbacktheblock.com.

SAT, APR 23 – ZEALUS PRESENTS AN EARTH DAY CONCERT TO BENEFIT OUR GROW HARRISBURG INITIATIVES
This beautiful Earth Day celebration is being organized by Zealus with performances by The And’s, Nepotism, and Kai Child. Art on display by Baruti and DezDigital. Vendors will include Sankofa’s Workshop, Humanitree House, New Moon Cafe, Pyramid Music. 6:30pm-10:30pm. $10 cover charge. Held at Green Light Studio in downtown Augusta, corner of 11th and Reynolds. 50% percentage of proceeds will benefit our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! So grateful to these generous folks.

SAT, APR 30 – BENDERDINKER!
Once again, Augusta Locally Grown has been selected as the beneficiary of this amazing, one-of-a-kind, food-music-paddle! This is year five!!! Text Kim if you’d like to get on our volunteer food-on-the-water team … 706-288-7895. Visit www.benderdinker.com to sign up to paddle, and support the educational programs of ALG.

THU, MAY 5 – FOOD OASIS MEETING!
Calling all local food activists! Come join our three-year campaign to create a more vibrant and inclusive local foods culture throughout the CSRA! To get an email invite, contact outreach@georgiaorganics.org.

SAT, MAY 7 – COOK-OUT CELEBRATION AT THE VETERANS PEACE GARDEN IN HARRISBURG
We are honored to play our part in support of “Angel Veggies” in the development of the Veterans Peace Garden. Come see what’s it’s all about. 11am-1pm. On Tuttle Street in Harrisburg.

SAT, MAY 7 – “FOOD AS ART” GALA AT THE DAVIDSON FINE ARTS SCHOOL REUNION.
ALG is honored to play a small part in helping with this very special locally-grown-themed event! Hugs to ALG board member Kisha Burke for her leadership on this, and to Helms College chef Erica Chaney for always seeing local food as art!

WED, JUNE 1 – SIBLEY SOILWORKS SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT BEGINS
Kudos to David Young of the Hobby Farmers of the CSRA for his leadership on this! More details soon!

TUE, JUNE 7 – FVRx KICK OFF COMMUNITY MEAL!!!
ALG is so lucky to again work with our amazing community partners for a second-year pilot of our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription program, otherwise known as “FVRx-Augusta.” This is one of our dozen G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! The program is hosted by Harrisburg Family Healthcare and enrolls 30 women from the neighborhood to participate. It is funded by Wholesome Wave Georgia and Good Neighbor Ministries; studied by Emory’s School of Public Health; Icebox Ministries provides cooking classes; MCG students provide market management and clinic support; Veggie Truck Market farmers provide nutrition education and sell their wonderful fruits and veggies through this program; Helms College students, the Augusta District Dietetic Association volunteers and the American Culinary Federation of Augusta help with cooking demos; St. Luke UMC provides transportation; the Junior League provides kids activities; Georgia Organics supports our outreach! Wow! Team awesome!!!

SAT, JUNE TBABLUEBERRY PICK YOUR OWN EVENT AT HERB ‘N BERRIES FARM IN MONTMORENCI, SC
Stay tuned… we’ll be picking a Saturday in June for this super-food family-friendly pick-your-own soon.

SAT-SUN, SEPT 24-25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR!
So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. Visit the Facebook page “AGL Farm Tour” for updates and more.

CHEERS!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!


FRI, APR 1 – BENDERDINKER RAFFLE BEGINS! Tickets go on sale for this chance to win a custom-decorated kayak and other great prizes … all to benefit our educational programs. Please help us make the most of this opportunity! Tickets will be for sale through our on-line market, at market locations, and by mail. And don’t forget to sign up to paddle! www.benderdinker.com.

SAT, APR 2 – SHEEP SHEARING DAY AT KHAKALAKI FARM – This free event is the perfect weekend get-away with or without the kids! Come watch this traveling shearer work his gentle magic, and then enjoy a farm tour and farm-fresh snacks on this bucolic permaculture setting. April 2, 11am-2pm. Address is 324 Girl Scout Camp Road, Trenton, SC. Email the farmer to get more details: scgal3@icloud.com. We’re looking for one more volunteer to help with visits! Text Kim at 706-288-7895 if you can help.

MON, WED, THUR, APR 4, 6, 7 – SPRING BREAK WORK DAYS AT THE ICEBOX URBAN FARM – Got a little extra time on your hands this Master’s Week? Wanna do something awesome with those hands?! Come help us work on the Urban Farm at Icebox Ministries. We’ll also be passing out seedlings to our “Hundreds in Harrisburg” raised garden participants. 9am-1pm. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to RSVP and get the address!

TUE, APR 19 – OPENING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK MARKET – We are once again blessed to be working with some of the most beloved farmers in the CSRA. Come pick up your farm-fresh goods at the only farmers market in Richmond County that DOUBLES EBT! Newcomers will be welcomed with a $5 token to spend at the market. We’ve planned a cooking demo with Charleen Charleen, and we’ll be sharing seven soups featuring seasonal produce. Kids activities, health screenings, and more! Come be a part of this transformational initiative that we call G.R.O.W. Harrisburg!

WED, APR 20 – CAROLINA HILLS GARDEN CLUB– ALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Carolina Hills Garden Club.

SAT, APR 30 – BENDERDINKER! Once again, Augusta Locally Grown has been selected as the beneficiary of this amazing, one-of-a-kind, food-music-paddle! This is year five!!! Text Kim if you’d like to get on our volunteer food-on-the-water team … 706-288-7895. Visit www.benderdinker.com to sign up to paddle, and support the educational programs of ALG.

THU, MAY 5 – FOOD OASIS MEETING! Calling all local food activists! Come join our three-year campaign to create a more vibrant and inclusive local foods culture throughout the CSRA! To get an email invite, contact outreach@georgiaorganics.org.

SAT, MAY 7 – “FOOD AS ART” GALA AT THE DAVIDSON FINE ARTS SCHOOL REUNION. – ALG is thrilled to small play a part in helping with this very special locally-grown-themed event! Hugs to ALG board member Kisha Burke for her leadership on this!

WED, JUNE 1 – SIBLEY SOILWORKS SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT BEGINS – More details soon!

TUE, JUNE 7 – FVRx KICK OFF COMMUNITY MEAL!!! -ALG is so lucky to be working again with amazing community partners for a second-year pilot of our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription program, otherwise known as “FVRx-Augusta.” This is one of our dozen G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! The program is hosted by Harrisburg Family Healthcare and enrolls 30 women from the neighborhood to participate. It is funded by Wholesome Wave Georgia and Good Neighbor Ministries; studied by Emory’s School of Public Health; Icebox Ministries provides cooking classes; MCG students provide market management and clinic support; Veggie Truck Market farmers provide nutrition education and sell their wonderful fruits and veggies through this program; Helms College students, the Augusta District Dietetic Association volunteers and the American Culinary Federation of Augusta help with cooking demos; St. Luke UMC provides transportation; the Junior League provides kids activities; Georgia Organics supports our outreach! Wow! Team awesome!!!

SAVE THE DATE! SEPTEMBER 24-25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR! So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. Visit the Facebook page “AGL Farm Tour” for updates and more.

CHEERS!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!


EGG-CELLENT WAYS TO WELCOME SPRING:

WED, MAR 30 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “GROWING CITRUS” – Urban farmer and teacher Steve Gianino will share his nitty gritty secrets for growing several varieties of citrus, right here in Columbia County. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

FRI, APR 1 – BENDERDINKER RAFFLE BEGINS! Tickets go on sale for this chance to win a custom-decorated kayak and other great prizes … all to benefit our educational programs. Please help us make the most of this opportunity! Tickets will be for sale through our on-line market, at market locations, and by mail. And don’t forget to sign up to paddle!

SAT, APR 2 – SHEEP SHEARING DAY AT KHAKALAKI FARM – This free event is the perfect weekend get-away with or without the kids! Come watch this traveling shearer work his gentle magic, and then enjoy a farm tour and farm-fresh snacks on this bucolic permaculture setting. April 2, 11am-2pm. Address is 324 Girl Scout Camp Road, Trenton, SC. Email the farmer to get more details: scgal3@icloud.com. We’re looking for one more volunteer to help with visits! Text Kim at 706-288-7895 if you can help.

TUE, APR 19 – OPENING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK MARKET – We are once again blessed to be working with some of the most beloved farmers in the CSRA. Come pick up your farm-fresh goods at the only farmers market in Richmond County that DOUBLES EBT! Newcomers will be welcomed with a $5 token to spend at the market. We’ve planned a cooking demo with Charleen Charleen, and we’ll be sharing seven soups featuring seasonal produce. Kids activities, health screenings, and more! Come be a part of this transformational initiative that we call G.R.O.W. Harrisburg!

WED, APR 20 – CAROLINA HILLS GARDEN CLUB– ALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Carolina Hills Garden Club.

SAT, APR 30 – BENDERDINKER! Once again, Augusta Locally Grown has been selected as the beneficiary of this amazing, one-of-a-kind, food-music-paddle! This is year five!!! Text Kim if you’d like to get on our volunteer food-on-the-water team … 706-288-7895. Visit www.benderdinker.com to sign up to paddle, and support the educational programs of ALG.

THU, MAY 5 – FOOD OASIS MEETING! Calling all local food activists! Come join our three-year campaign to create a more vibrant and inclusive local foods culture throughout the CSRA! To get an email invite, contact outreach@georgiaorganics.org.

SAT, MAY 7 – “FOOD AS ART” GALA AT THE DAVIDSON FINE ARTS SCHOOL REUNION. – ALG is thrilled to small play a part in helping with this very special locally-grown-themed event! Hugs to ALG board member Kisha Burke for her leadership on this!

WED, JUNE 1 – SIBLEY SOILWORKS SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT BEGINS – More details soon!

TUE, JUNE 7 – FVRx KICK OFF COMMUNITY MEAL!!! -ALG is so lucky to be working again with amazing community partners for a second-year pilot of our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription program, otherwise known as “FVRx-Augusta.” This is one of our dozen G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! The program is hosted by Harrisburg Family Healthcare and enrolls 30 women from the neighborhood to participate. It is funded by Wholesome Wave Georgia and Good Neighbor Ministries; studied by Emory’s School of Public Health; Icebox Ministries provides cooking classes; MCG students provide market management and clinic support; Veggie Truck Market farmers provide nutrition education and sell their wonderful fruits and veggies through this program; Helms College students, the Augusta District Dietetic Association volunteers and the American Culinary Federation of Augusta help with cooking demos; St. Luke UMC provides transportation; the Junior League provides kids activities; Georgia Organics supports our outreach! Wow! Team awesome!!!

SAVE THE DATE! SEPTEMBER 24-25 — AUGUSTA GROWS LOCAL FARM TOUR! So excited to announce these dates! Big love to Kimberly Kirstein who is heading up this remarkable effort. More details soon!

CHEERS!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!


LOCAL FOOD EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE ABUNDANT THIS BEAUTIFUL SPRING!

SAT, MAR 19 – RAISED BED WORKDAY IN HARRISBURG – Join volunteers from ALG and Reid Memorial Presbyterian to install 12 more raised beds for vegetable gardening at individual homes in the Harrisburg community, and get some city farm work done at Icebox Urban Farm. Work starts at 9am and goes until lunch at 1pm. Bring your shovel, gloves and a water bottle. Meet up at Icebox Ministries Urban Farm at 1734 Fenwick Street, Augusta. This is a rain or shine event! To confirm your participation, please text Kim at 706-288-7895.

SAT, MAR 19 – McBEAN SENIOR COMMUNITY GARDEN DAY – Volunteer with David Young and others of the Hobby Farmers of the CSRA this weekend for a fun-filled morning building a raised bed garden for the seniors of the McBean Community. Lunch will be provided! This is a Food-Oasis-Augusta inspired event! Address is 1155 Hephzibah-McBean Road, Hephzibah, GA 30815. Contact David for more on Facebook through the ever-popular “Hobby Farmers of the CSRA” page.

SAT, SUN, MAR 19 & 20 – WHITE HILLS FARM HOSTS “A WEEKEND OF DRAWING AND PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR” – What a unique way to enjoy spring’s plentiful gifts. This all-inclusive in Dearing, GA, provides a box lunch, afternoon tea and an artist presentation on Sat. To preregister, contact Lisa at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com.

TUE, MAR 22 – BABY FARM ANIMALS WITH KHAKALAKI FARM AT THE DOWNTOWN MARKET PICK-UP – Farmer Kathryn Koven of Khakalaki Farm will bring a baby goat or lamb to the downtown market pick-up this week! Bring the kids! (No pun intended:) Learn about what she does on this permaculture farm in Trenton, SC, and sign up for her free Sheep Shearing event in April! (See below.)

TUE, MAR 22 – ICEBOX MINISTRIES LAUNCHESTHE CULTURE CLUB” – Join this monthly gathering of fermentation enthusiasts! This first class – in March – is hands-on making Kombucha! Classes go through December. Visit icebox ministries.org for more information and to register!

WED, MAR 23 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “NATURAL EGG DYING AND DECORATING” – Urban chicken farmer Toni O’Quinn will lead us through the fun use of natural ingredients to dye and decorate local eggs, just in time for Easter. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

WED, MAR 23 – BRANDON WILDE HEALTH EXPOALG will host an educational booth at this lovely senior living community in Evans. Big thanks to fabulous fiber farmer Pam Avrett of Hard Earth Farm/Southern Made for pulling that together and to rockstar dietitian Tracey Neely for inviting us.

WED, MAR 30 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “GROWING CITRUS” – Urban farmer and teacher Steve Gianino will share his secrets for growing citrus, right here in Columbia County. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

SAT, APR 2 – SHEEP SHEARING DAY AT KHAKALAKI FARM – This free event is the perfect weekend get-away with or without the kids! Come watch this traveling shearer work his gentle magic, and then enjoy a farm tour and farm-fresh snacks on this bucolic permaculture setting. April 2, 11am-2pm. Address is 324 Girl Scout Camp Road, Trenton, SC. Email the farmer to get more details: scgal3@icloud.com.

TUE, APR 19 – OPENING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK MARKET – G.R.O.W. Harrisburg! And yes … we double EBT!

WED, APR 20 – CAROLINA HILLS GARDEN CLUB– ALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Carolina Hills Garden Club.

SAT, APR 30 – BENDERDINKER! Once again, Augusta Locally Grown has been selected as the beneficiary of this amazing, one-of-a-kind, food-music-paddle! This is year five!!! Text Kim if you’d like to get on our volunteer food-on-the-water team … 706-288-7895. Visit www.benderdinker.com to sign up to paddle, and support the educational programs of ALG.

THU, MAY 5 – FOOD OASIS MEETING! Calling all local food activists! Come join our three-year campaign to create a more vibrant and inclusive local foods culture throughout the CSRA! To get an email invite, contact outreach@georgiaorganics.org.

SAT, MAY 7 – “FOOD AS ART” GALA AT THE DAVIDSON FINE ARTS SCHOOL REUNION. – ALG is thrilled to small play a part in helping with this very special locally-grown-themed event! Hugs to ALG board member Kisha Burke for her leadership on this!

TUE, JUNE 7 – FVRx KICK OFF COMMUNITY MEAL!!! -ALG is so lucky to be working again with amazing community partners for a second-year pilot of our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription program, otherwise known as “FVRx-Augusta.” This is one of our dozen G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! The program is hosted by Harrisburg Family Healthcare and enrolls 30 women from the neighborhood to participate. It is funded by Wholesome Wave Georgia and Good Neighbor Ministries; studied by Emory’s School of Public Health; Icebox Ministries provides cooking classes; MCG students provide market management and clinic support; Veggie Truck Market farmers provide nutrition education and sell their wonderful fruits and veggies through this program; Helms College students, the Augusta District Dietetic Association volunteers and the American Culinary Federation of Augusta help with cooking demos; St. Luke UMC provides transportation; the Junior League provides kids activities; Georgia Organics supports our outreach! Wow! Team awesome!!!

CHEERS!
Kim

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MON, MAR 14 – “CRACK OF DAWN,” WALK-TO-SCHOOL OUTDOOR EGG BREAKFAST FOR KIDS – Yet another lovely thing going on at Icebox Ministries Urban Farm as part of our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! Outdoor cooks making healthy egg breakfast for kids on their way to school.

WED, MAR 16 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “VEGGIE FERMENTATION” – Tasha Alison of Icebox Ministries will teach a class in beginner fermentation. Come learn why gut health is so crucial to overall health. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

SAT, MAR 19 – RAISED BED WORKDAY IN HARRISBURG – Join volunteers from ALG and Reid Memorial Presbyterian to install 12 more raised beds for vegetable gardening at individual homes in the Harrisburg community. Work starts at 9am and goes until lunch at 1pm. Bring your shovel, gloves and a water bottle. Meet up at Icebox Ministries Urban Farm at 1734 Fenwick Street, Augusta. To confirm your participation, please text Kim at 706-288-7895.

SAT, SUN, MAR 19 & 20 – WHITE HILLS FARM HOSTS “A WEEKEND OF DRAWING AND PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR” – What a unique way to enjoy spring’s plentiful gifts. This all-inclusive in Dearing, GA, provides a box lunch, afternoon tea and an artist presentation on Sat. To preregister, contact Lisa at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com.

WED, MAR 23 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “NATURAL EGG DYING AND DECORATING” – Urban chicken farmer Toni O’Quinn will lead us through the fun use of natural ingredients to dye and decorate local eggs, just in time for Easter. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

WED, MAR 23 – BRANDON WILDE HEALTH EXPOALG will host an educational booth at this lovely senior living community in Evans. Big thanks to fabulous fiber farmer Pam Avrett of Hard Earth Farm/Southern Made for pulling that together and to rockstar dietitian Tracey Neely for inviting us.

WED, MAR 30 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “GROWING CITRUS” – Urban farmer and teacher Steve Gianino will share his secrets for growing citrus, right here in Columbia County. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

SAT, APR 2 – SHEEP SHEARING DAY AT KHAKALAKI FARM – This free is the perfect weekend get-away with or without the kids! Come watch this traveling shearer work his gentle magic, and then enjoy a farm tour and farm-fresh snacks on this bucolic permaculture setting. April 2, 11am-2pm. RSVP to get the address from farmer Kathryn Koven at scgal3@yahoo.com.

TUE, APR 19 – OPENING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK MARKET – Grow Harrisburg! And yes … we double EBT!

WED, APR 20 – CAROLINA HILLS GARDEN CLUB– ALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Carolina Hills Garden Club.

SAT, APR 30 – BENDERDINKER! Once again, Augusta Locally Grown has been selected as the beneficiary of this amazing, one-of-a-kind, food-music-paddle! This is year five!!! Text Kim if you’d like to get on our volunteer food-on-the-water team … 706-288-7895. Visit www.benderdinker.com to sign up to paddle, and support the educational programs of ALG.

THU, MAY 5 – FOOD OASIS MEETING! Calling all local food activists! Come join our three-year campaign to create a more vibrant and inclusive local foods culture throughout the CSRA! To get an email invite, contact outreach@georgiaorganics.org.

SAT, MAY 7 – “FOOD AS ART” GALA AT THE DAVIDSON FINE ARTS SCHOOL REUNION. – ALG is thrilled to small play a part in helping with this very special locally-grown-themed event! Hugs to ALG board member Kisha Burke for her leadership on this!

CHEERS!
Kim

Weblog Entry


SAT, MAR 5 – GARDEN WORKDAY AT THE CLUBHOU.SE – Come meet the folks at the Clubhou.se, help them with their community garden, and meet the urban farmers who make it happen. Starting at 9am. Call Angel at 706-750-3623 if you can help!

SUN, MAR 6 – FARM TO TABLE ON FENWICK STREET – We’ll create and share a 100-person community meal with our GROW Harrisburg neighbors. Volunteer medical students from MCG will cook local, seasonal, healthy recipes all weekend in preparation. Menu planned by Angel Veggies; meal sponsored by Good Neighbor Ministries; event hosted at the Icebox Urban Farm. Thanks to all provided for this occasion!

MON, MAR 7 – USCA LOCAL FOOD MOVEMENT STUDY – The Anthropology Department at the University of South Caroline at Aiken will begin an in-depth research project of our burgeoning local foods movement in the CSRA. Please contact Anna Logan at alogan94@gmail.com if you’re a local foods activist and would like to do an interview.

TUE, MAR 8 – LEGACY GARDEN CLUBALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Legacy Garden Club in Augusta.

WED, MAR 9 – ALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Garden Arts Club in Evans.

WED, MAR 9 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “SMOKING MEATS” – Patrick Sutter, local foods enthusiastic and bbq competitor, will share his love for home-smoked, local meats. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:30pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

MON, MAR 14 – “CRACK OF DAWN,” WALK-TO-SCHOOL OUTDOOR EGG BREAKFAST FOR KIDS – Yet another lovely thing going on at Icebox Ministries Urban Farm as part of our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! Outdoor cooks making healthy egg breakfast for kids on their way to school.

WED, MAR 16 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “VEGGIE FERMENTATION” – Tasha Alison of Icebox Ministries will teach a class in beginner fermentation. Come learn why gut health is so crucial to overall health. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

SAT, SUN, MAR 19 & 20 – WHITE HILLS FARM HOSTS “A WEEKEND OF DRAWING AND PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR” – What a unique way to enjoy spring’s plentiful gifts. This all-inclusive in Dearing, GA, provides a box lunch, afternoon tea and an artist presentation on Sat. To preregister, contact Lisa at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com.

WED, MAR 23 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “NATURAL EGG DYING AND DECORATING” – Urban chicken farmer Toni O’Quinn will lead us through the fun use of natural ingredients to dye and decorate local eggs, just in time for Easter. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

WED, MAR 23 – BRANDON WILDE HEALTH EXPOALG will host an educational booth at this lovely senior living community in Evans. Big thanks to fabulous fiber farmer Pam Avrett of Hard Earth Farm/Southern Made for pulling that together and to rockstar dietitian Tracey Neely for inviting us.

WED, MAR 30 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “GROWING CITRUS” – Urban farmer and teacher Steve Gianino will share his secrets for growing citrus, right here in Columbia County. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

TUE, APR 19 – OPENING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK MARKET – Grow Harrisburg! And yes … we double EBT!

WED, APR 20 – CAROLINA HILLS GARDEN CLUB– ALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Carolina Hills Garden Club.

SAT, APR 30 – BENDERDINKER! Once again, Augusta Locally Grown has been selected as the beneficiary of this amazing, one-of-a-kind, food-music-paddle! This is year five!!! Text Kim if you’d like to get on our volunteer food-on-the-water team … 706-288-7895. Visit www.benderdinker.com to sign up to paddle, and support the educational programs of ALG.

THU, MAY 5 – FOOD OASIS MEETING! Calling all local food activists! Come join our three-year campaign to create a more vibrant and inclusive local foods culture throughout the CSRA! To get an email invite, contact outreach@georgiaorganics.org.

SAT, MAY 7 – “FOOD AS ARTGALA AT THE DAVIDSON FINE ARTS SCHOOL REUNION. – ALG is thrilled to small play a part in helping with this very special locally-grown-themed event! Hugs to ALG board member Kisha Burke for her leadership on this!

CHEERS!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN!


FRI, SAT, FEB 26-27 – GEORGIA ORGANIC CONFERENCE – Just arrived at this fabulous event with more than 2 dozen folks representing the CSRA! WOOT!

MON, FEB 29 – “CRACK OF DAWN,” WALK-TO-SCHOOL OUTDOOR EGG BREAKFAST FOR KIDS – Yet another lovely thing going on at Icebox Ministries Urban Farm as part of our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! More info soon.

WED, MAR 2 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “VEGETABLE GARDENING WITH KIDS” – Kim Hines of Augusta Locally Grown will share fun ways to get kids involved in growing food. Recommended for teachers and parents. Free, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

SAT, MAR 5 – GARDEN WORKDAY AT THE CLUBHOU.SE – Come meet the folks at the Clubhou.se, help with their community garden, and meet the folks who make it happen. Starting at 10am.

SUN, MAR 6 – FARM TO TABLE ON FENWICK STREET – Create and share a community meal with our GROW Harrisburg neighbors. We’ll be cooking all weekend. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to volunteer.

TUE, MAR 8 – LEGACY GARDEN CLUBALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Legacy Garden Club.

WED, MAR 9 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “SMOKING MEATS” – Patrick Sutter, local foods enthusiastic and bbq competitor, will share his love for home-smoked, local meats. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

WED, MAR 16 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “VEGGIE FERMENTATION” – Tasha Alison of Icebox Ministries will teach a class in beginner fermentation. Come learn why gut health is so crucial to overall health. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

SAT, SUN, MAR 19 & 20 – WHITE HILLS FARM HOSTS “A WEEKEND OF DRAWING AND PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR” – What a unique way to enjoy spring’s plentiful gifts. This all-inclusive in Dearing, GA, provides a box lunch, afternoon tea and an artist presentation on Sat. To preregister, contact Lisa at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com.

WED, MAR 23 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “NATURAL EGG DYING AND DECORATING” – Urban chicken farmer Toni O’Quinn will lead us through the fun use of natural ingredients to dye and decorate local eggs, just in time for Easter. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

WED, MAR 30 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “GROWING CITRUS” – Urban farmer and teacher Steve Gianino will share his secrets for growing citrus, right here in Columbia County. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

TUE, APR 19 – OPENING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK MARKET – Grow Harrisburg! And yes … we double EBT!

WED, APR 20 – CAROLINA HILLS GARDEN CLUB– ALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Carolina Hills Garden Club.

SAT, APR 30 – BENDERDINKER! Once again, Augusta Locally Grown has been selected as the beneficiary of this amazing, one-of-a-kind, food-music-paddle! This is year five!!! Text Kim if you’d like to get on our volunteer food-on-the-water team … 706-288-7895. Visit www.benderdinker.com to sign up to paddle, and support the educational programs of ALG.

CHEERS!
Kim

The Market is Open


SAT, FEB 20 – ICEBOX MINISTRIES CAMPUS WORKDAY – There’s so much going on in the transformation of this urban farm campus … and your help is very much appreciated. Tasks this day include exterior painting and tidying of the campus gardens in time for spring. Contact Rebecca to RSVP at rebeccavl@outlook.com. Lunch provided for volunteers!

WED, FEB 24 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “KNIFE SKILLS” – Chef Erica Chaney, head culinary instructor at Helm College, and owner/founder of the Red Clay Market, will teach knife skills for adults who are serious about cooking. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

THU, FEB 25 – FARM TO SCHOOL SUMMIT WITH GEORGIA ORGANICS IN COLUMBUS, GA – ALG will be taking a group of local educators to the Farm to School Summit in Columbus, GA. Are you an educator interested in getting such a program started at your school? Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to get the enrollment link. The workshop is only $15, taught by top notch folks doing this nationwide.

FRI, FEB 26 – GEORGIA ORGANIC CONFERENCE – A whole campaign of folks from Food Oasis Augusta will attend this wonderful weekend event of pure fun and food. If you’re not already enrolled, go to georgiaorganics.org to sign up!

MON, FEB 29 – “CRACK OF DAWN,” WALK-TO-SCHOOL OUTDOOR EGG BREAKFAST FOR KIDS – Yet another lovely thing going on at Icebox Ministries Urban Farm as part of our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! More info soon.

WED, MAR 2 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “VEGETABLE GARDENING WITH KIDS” – Kim Hines of Augusta Locally Grown will share fun ways to get kids involved in growing food. Recommended for teachers and parents. Free, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

SAT, MAR 5 – GARDEN WORKDAY AT THE CLUBHOU.SE – Come meet the folks at the Clubhou.se, help with their community garden, and meet the folks who make it happen. Starting at 10am.

SUN, MAR 6 – FARM TO TABLE ON FENWICK STREET – Create and share a community meal with our GROW Harrisburg neighbors. We’ll be cooking all weekend. Text Kim at 706-288-7895 to volunteer.

TUE, MAR 8 – LEGACY GARDEN CLUBALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Legacy Garden Club.

WED, MAR 9 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “SMOKING MEATS” – Patrick Sutter, local foods enthusiastic and bbq competitor, will share his love for home-smoked, local meats. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

WED, MAR 16 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “VEGGIE FERMENTATION” – Tasha Alison of Icebox Ministries will teach a class in beginner fermentation. Come learn why gut health is so crucial to overall health. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

SAT, SUN, MAR 19 & 20 – WHITE HILLS FARM HOSTS “A WEEKEND OF DRAWING AND PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR” – What a unique way to enjoy spring’s plentiful gifts. This all-inclusive in Dearing, GA, provides a box lunch, afternoon tea and an artist presentation on Sat. To preregister, contact Lisa at whitehillsfarm@gmail.com.

WED, MAR 23 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “NATURAL EGG DYING AND DECORATING” – Urban chicken farmer Toni O’Quinn will lead us through the fun use of natural ingredients to dye and decorate local eggs, just in time for Easter. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

WED, MAR 30 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “GROWING CITRUS” – Urban farmer and teacher Steve Gianino will share his secrets for growing citrus, right here in Columbia County. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

TUE, APR 19 – OPENING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK MARKET – Grow Harrisburg! And yes … we double EBT!

WED, APR 20 – CAROLINA HILLS GARDEN CLUB– ALG will share news about the local foods movement with the Carolina Hills Garden Club.

CHEERS!
Kim