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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

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


I WANT TO TAKE THIS ST VALENTINE’S OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS MY LOVE FOR OUR NONPROFIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS. What a it privilege is to work with such a dedicated and multi-talented group of volunteers. Hug a board member this week if you’re lucky enough to run into one of these busy people. They are: Amy Sutter (President), Candace Zukas, (VP), Lauren Belcher (Secretary), Kisha Burke (Treasurer), Matt DeMatteo, Tina Hart, Sandy Legette, Judy Maxwell, Sarah Ozturk, Janie Peel, Laurie Ritchie and Margaret Sloan.

SAT, FEB 13 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Here’s a weekend opportunity to help us install free raised bed vegetable gardens at individual families’ homes throughout the neighborhood of Harrisburg in Augusta. 9am-1pm. We feed our volunteers afterwards! Big thanks to Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church for helping us spearhead this effort for 2016.

WED, FEB 17 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “KEEPING BACKYARD CHICKENS” – Beloved chicken farmer Laurie Ritchie of JandL Farm & Stables will offer a workshop for beginners … just in time for spring chicks! Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

THU, FEB 18 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Yep! We’re determined to get all these beds installed in time for spring planting! Big thanks to Whole Foods staff for agreeing to help this day. 9am-1pm.

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

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


SAT, FEB 6 – WORKDAY AT THE VETERANS PEACE GARDEN IN HARRISBURG – Join volunteers at the corner of Jenkins and Tuttle streets to transform this city lot into a community garden and park for neighborhood veterans. Work goes from 10am-1pm. Please bring a shovel. Contact Angel to volunteer at 706-750-3623.

TUE, FEB 8 – ALG BOARD MEETING – As always, we welcome your honest suggestions and helpful advice for our quarterly board meeting. Please send them to Amy Sutter at arsutter@hotmail.com.

WED, FEB 10 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “FRESH HERB SAUCES” – Chef Charleen Tinley of Culinary Connections will walk you through the preparation and tasting of a few fresh herb sauces that will make your meals pop! Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

SAT, FEB 13 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Here’s a weekend opportunity to help us install free raised bed vegetable gardens at individual families’ homes throughout the neighborhood of Harrisburg in Augusta. 9am-1pm. We feed our volunteers afterwards! Big thanks to Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church for helping us spearhead this effort for 2016.

WED, FEB 17 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “KEEPING BACKYARD CHICKENS” – Beloved chicken farmer Laurie Ritchie of JandL Farm & Stables will offer a workshop for beginners … just in time for spring chicks! Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

THU, FEB 18 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Yep! We’re determined to get all these beds installed in time for spring planting! 9am-1pm.

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.

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

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HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!!

FRI, JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re honored to again play a part in the TedxAugusta event this year. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. Specifically, we’re creating a “Pop Up Food Truck Courtyard” right in the middle of Broad Street! We’re also working with Helms College culinary students to host a very local, very tasty morning break. Big love to Leadership Augusta and our own board of directors for making that happen! And yes … you heard right … GROW Harrisburg volunteer and Veggie Truck Market Logistics Manager Chris Shelley is one of the TEDx speakers!!!!

SAT, JAN 30 – VOLUNTEER WORKDAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES’ CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN AND AT THE WESTABOU MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL TEACHING GARDEN – Come help build and improve these teaching gardens, both in the inner-city neighborhood of Augusta. Volunteer work goes from 9am-1pm … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SAT, JAN 30 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – We’re also kicking off our 2016 season for installing another 100 raised bed gardens at individual homes throughout Harrisburg! This will be done in partnership with Reid Memorial Presbyterian and other volunteers like YOU! Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up!

SUN, JAN 31 – CROB MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN WITH THE SOUL CITY SIRENS – What’s a crop mob, you ask!? Good question! Imagine 30-40 volunteers, gathered for an afternoon on a farm, all volunteering their time to get something big done for the local farmer. This time, we’ll be planting dozens of fruit trees! And this event has a bonus … work alongside the Soul City Sirens Roller Derby Team who will also be volunteering that day! Of course, we’ll share a farm-fresh meal afterwards. Save the date! Time: 1pm-4pm for work, dinner
afterwards.

WED, FEB 3 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “BEST BODY COOKBOOK SIGNING” – Come meet Kim Beavers of News 12’s “Eating Well with Kim” who is a co-collaborator of this newly published book. Lauren Belcher of the Augusta District Dietetic Association will also be on hand with tasty samples made from the book’s recipes. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

TUE, FEB 8 – ALG BOARD MEETING – As always, we welcome your honest suggestions and helpful advice for our quarterly board meeting. Please send them to Amy Sutter at arsutter@hotmail.com.

WED, FEB 10 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “FRESH HERB SAUCES” – Chef Charleen Tinley of Culinary Connections will walk you through the preparation and tasting of a few fresh herb sauces that will make your meals pop! Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

THUR, FEB 11 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Come help us install free raised bed vegetable gardens at individual families’ homes throughout the neighborhood of Harrisburg in Augusta. 9am-1pm. We feed our volunteers afterwards!

SAT, FEB 13 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Here’s a weekend opportunity to help us install free raised bed vegetable gardens at individual families’ homes throughout the neighborhood of Harrisburg in Augusta. 9am-1pm. We feed our volunteers afterwards!

WED, FEB 17 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “KEEPING BACKYARD CHICKENS” – Beloved chicken farmer Laurie Ritchie of JandL Farm & Stables will offer a workshop for beginners … just in time for spring chicks! Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

THU, FEB 18 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Yep! We’re determined to get all these beds installed in time for spring planting! 9am-1pm.

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.

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.

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!

CHEERS!
Kim

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


FRI, JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re honored to again play a part in the TedxAugusta event this year. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. Specifically, we’re creating a “Pop Up Food Truck Courtyard” right in the middle of Broad Street! We’re also working with Helms College culinary students to host a very local, very tasty morning break. Big love to Leadership Augusta and our own board of directors for making that happen! And yes … you heard right … GROW Harrisburg volunteer and Veggie Truck Market Logistics Manager Chris Shelley is one of the TEDx speakers!!!!

SAT, JAN 30 – VOLUNTEER WORKDAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES’ CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN AND AT THE WESTABOU MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL TEACHING GARDEN – Come help build and improve these teaching gardens, both in the inner-city neighborhood of Augusta. Volunteer work goes from 9am-1pm … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SAT, JAN 30 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – We’re also kicking off our 2016 season for installing another 100 raised bed gardens at individual homes throughout Harrisburg! This will be done in partnership with Reid Memorial Presbyterian and other volunteers like YOU! Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up!

SUN, JAN 31 – CROB MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN WITH THE SOUL CITY SIRENS – What’s a crop mob, you ask!? Good question! Imagine 30-40 volunteers, gathered for an afternoon on a farm, all volunteering their time to get something big done for the local farmer. This time, we’ll be planting dozens of fruit trees! And this event has a bonus … work alongside the Soul City Sirens Roller Derby Team who will also be volunteering that day! Of course, we’ll share a farm-fresh meal afterwards. Save the date! Time: 1pm-4pm for work, dinner
afterwards.

WED, FEB 3 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “BEST BODY COOKBOOK SIGNING” – Come meet Kim Beavers of News 12’s “Eating Well with Kim” who is a co-collaborator of this newly published book. Lauren Belcher of the Augusta District Dietetic Association will also be on hand with tasty samples made from the book’s recipes. Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

TUE, FEB 8 – ALG BOARD MEETING – As always, we welcome your honest suggestions and helpful advice for our quarterly board meeting. Please send them to Amy Sutter at arsutter@hotmail.com.

WED, FEB 10 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “FRESH HERB SAUCES” – Chef Charleen Tinley of Culinary Connections will walk you through the preparation and tasting of a few fresh herb sauces that will make your meals pop! Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

THUR, FEB 11 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Come help us install free raised bed vegetable gardens at individual families’ homes throughout the neighborhood of Harrisburg in Augusta. 9am-1pm. We feed our volunteers afterwards!

SAT, FEB 13 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Here’s a weekend opportunity to help us install free raised bed vegetable gardens at individual families’ homes throughout the neighborhood of Harrisburg in Augusta. 9am-1pm. We feed our volunteers afterwards!

WED, FEB 17 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET: “KEEPING BACKYARD CHICKENS” – Beloved chicken farmer Laurie Ritchie of JandL Farm & Stables will offer a workshop for beginners … just in time for spring chicks! Free, sponsored by Augusta Locally Grown, 5pm-6:3pm. Address is 4460 Washington Road, Evans.

THU, FEB 18 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Yep! We’re determined to get all these beds installed in time for spring planting! 9am-1pm.

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.

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.

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!

CHEERS!
Kim

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


IT ALWAYS MAKES ME GIGGLE when people suggest that winter is a “slow time” for farmers, farmers markets and for Augusta Locally Grown activities. True, there’s less growing in the fields. But boy, there a TRUE WHIRLWIND of detailed planning, preparing and evaluating going on behind the scenes. Please consider volunteering this winter as we gear up for spring and summer and fall. There is no better way “to reap what we sow” than to be involved from the ground up. Many volunteer opportunities are listed below.

SAT, SUN, MON, JAN 16-18 – “MLK WEEKEND OF SERVICE” AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES’ CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN – Come help build this teaching garden campus, designed for school children at Icebox Ministries in Harrisburg. Volunteer work goes from 9am-1pm each … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

MON, JAN 18 – MLK DAY OF SERVICE AT THE HARRISBURG VETERANS GARDEN – Just around the corner from the children’s garden at Icebox Ministries, there’s also a community garden going up for local military veterans. It will be the first ADA certified garden in Augusta, made specifically for disabled vets. This project is spearheaded by Angel Veggies and the Harrisburg Community Garden … and it’s all part of our collective “G.R.O.W. Harrisburg” Initiative to make this inner-city neighbor a healthy foods destination!

THU, JAN 21 – TEDX AUGUSTA SPEAKER DINNERALG is honored to work again with Chef Megan Alig of Creative Cuisine to provide a very local pre-event dinner for speakers next week. Farmers … if you’d like to donate some veggies or other ingredients to this event of movers and shakers, please let me know this weekend!

FRI, JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. Specifically, we’re creating a “Pop Up Food Truck Event” right in the middle of Broad Street! We’re also working with Helms College culinary students to host a very local, very tasty morning break. Excited to announce that all our volunteer slots are filled. Big love to Leadership Augusta and our own board of directors for making that happen!

TEDX AUGUSTA TICKETS? Haven’t gotten your tickets yet? You’re in luck, because they’re still available but going fast. Go to tedxaugusta.com to sign up!

G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG SPEAKER … Yes … you heard right … GROW Harrisburg volunteer and Veggie Truck Market Logistics Manager Chris Shelley is one of the TEDx speakers!!!!

SAT, JAN 30 – VOLUNTEER WORKDAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES’ CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN AND AT THE WESTABOU MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL TEACHING GARDEN – Come help build and improve these teaching gardens, both in the inner-city neighborhood of Augusta. Volunteer work goes from 9am-1pm … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SAT, JAN 30 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – We’re also kicking off our 2016 season for installing another 100 raised bed gardens at individual homes throughout Harrisburg! This will be done in partnership with Reid Memorial Presbyterian and other volunteers like YOU! Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up!

SUN, JAN 31 – CROB MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN WITH THE SOUL CITY SIRENS – What’s a crop mob, you ask!? Good question! Imagine 30-40 volunteers, gathered for an afternoon on a farm, all volunteering their time to get something big done for the local farmer. This time, we’ll be planting dozens of fruit trees! And this event has a bonus … work alongside the Soul City Sirens Roller Derby Team who will also be volunteering that day! Of course, we’ll share a farm-fresh meal afterwards. Save the date! Time: 1pm-4pm for work, dinner
afterwards.

WED, FEB 3 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET KICK-OFF DAY! – ALG will host a winter series of delicious, nutritious and just plain fun workshops at Red Clay Market in Evans, 5pm-6:30pm. Stay tuned for the list!

THUR, FEB 11 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Come help us install free raised bed vegetable gardens at individual families’ homes throughout the neighborhood of Harrisburg in Augusta. 9am-1pm. We feed our volunteers afterwards!

SAT, FEB 13 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Here’s a weekend opportunity to help us install free raised bed vegetable gardens at individual families’ homes throughout the neighborhood of Harrisburg in Augusta. 9am-1pm. We feed our volunteers afterwards!

THU, FEB 18 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Yep! We’re determined to get all these beds installed in time for spring planting! 9am-1pm.

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 educators 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 as part of our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! More info soon.

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.

CHEERS!
Kim

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


UNBELIEVABLE! LAST NIGHT WAS SUCH A POWERFUL NIGHT.” – a text received from a participant, describing last night’s Food Oasis Meeting! Big thanks to coordinator Georgia Organics, our host at St. Luke UMC, and all 60+ local food advocates who showed up last night to make some real and lasting changes in our local food system. Next meeting is March 3 … and YOU are invited!

FRI, JAN 8 – ’AUGUSTA EATS LOCAL" CAMPAIGN IS LAUNCHED AT HUMANITREE HOUSE! Come hear what all the excitement is about! Join us for a 2pm unveiling ceremony at 230 8th Street, Augusta. This campaign is run by a super dynamic committee of local food advocates.

MON, JAN 11 – WHOLESOME WAVE PRESENTATION – Several participants of our FVRx program have been invited to present their experiences with this national organization at their annual conference in Atlanta. G.R.O.W. Harrisburg!!!! Hugs in advance to Kisha and Angel for making the trek, and to Nancy for providing the heart.

SAT, SUN, MON, JAN 16-18 – “MLK WEEKEND OF SERVICE” AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES’ CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN – Come help build this teaching garden campus, designed for school children at Icebox Ministries in Harrisburg. Volunteer work goes from 9am-3pm each … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

FRI, JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. Very very excited to announce that all our volunteer slots are filled! Big love to Leadership Augusta and our own board of directors for making that happen!

SAT, JAN 30 – VOLUNTEER WORKDAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES’ CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN – Come help build this teaching garden campus, designed for school children at Icebox Ministries in Harrisburg. Volunteer work goes from 9am-1pm … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SAT, JAN 30 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – We’re also kicking off our 2016 season for installing another 100 raised bed gardens at individual homes throughout Harrisburg! This will be done in partnership with Reid Memorial Presbyterian and other volunteers like YOU! Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to sign up!

SUN, JAN 31 – CROB MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN WITH THE SOUL CITY SIRENS – What’s a crop mob, you ask!? Good question! Imagine 30-40 volunteers, gathered for an afternoon on a farm, all volunteering their time to get something big done for the local farmer. This time, we’ll be planting dozens of fruit trees! And this event has a bonus … work alongside the Soul City Sirens Roller Derby Team who will also be volunteering that day! Of course, we’ll share a farm-fresh meal afterwards. Save the date! Time: 1pm-4pm for work, dinner
afterwards.

WED, FEB 3 – WEDNESDAY WORKSHOPS AT RED CLAY MARKET KICK-OFF DAY! – ALG will host a winter series of delicious, nutritious and just plain fun workshops at Red Clay Market in Evans, 4:30pm-6pm. Stay tuned for the list!

THUR, FEB 11 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Come help us install free raised bed vegetable gardens at individual families’ homes throughout the neighborhood of Harrisburg in Augusta. 9am-1pm. We feed our volunteers afterwards!

SAT, FEB 13 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Here’s a weekend opportunity to help us install free raised bed vegetable gardens at individual families’ homes throughout the neighborhood of Harrisburg in Augusta. 9am-1pm. We feed our volunteers afterwards!

THU, FEB 18 – 200 IN HARRISBURG RAISED BED PROJECT – Yep! We’re determined to get all these beds installed in time for spring planting! 9am-1pm.

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 educators 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 as part of our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives! More info soon.

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.

CHEERS!
Kim

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


HAPPY 2016 AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN COMMUNITY!
With the new year often comes a renewed commitment to health and well being. Your support of Augusta Locally Grown multiplies that commitment many fold. By keeping your food dollars IN the community you’re building a healthier local economy. By eating food grown cleanly, you’re building healthier soil, water and air. By teaching others to grow and cook whole, fresh ingredients, you’re rekindling invaluable wisdoms. The best part: the relations we forge as we work together. So here’s to another year of teamwork, of building, of getting it done … all in the spirit of YUM!

WELCOME NEW INTERNS:
We welcome two new student interns to our mix this semester:

  • Thaddeus will assist with teaching gardens
  • Precious will assist with teaching kitchens
    Both are part of our G.R.O.W. Harrisburg initiatives and we’re excited to have them on board.

WELCOME BACK CURRENT AND RETURNING INTERN:
Kyong, Diane, Jason and Adolfo at the AJCC market.
Tabias and Isaac at the Southern Made market.

WELCOME NEW PROJECT MANAGER:
We welcome Candace Zukas of Bottletree Farm as our project manager this year for our 200 in Harrisburg Raised Bed Project. So grateful for her enthusiasm and expertise as we take this home gardening education program to its next level!

TUES, JAN 5 – ON-LINE FARMERS MARKET RESUMES
Starting Jan 2016, all participating produce farmers (fruits, veggies and herbs) will hold certification as either Certified Organic or Certified Naturally Grown. Our board of directors has been working toward this goal with local farmers for a couple years now and we’re so happy to see it come to fruition. Big love to Laurie Ritchie and Sandy Legette for spearheading this big, important step toward more accountability, transparency and peer support within our own local foods system. For more information on these standards, visit www.certifiednaturallygrown.org.

THU, JAN 7 – AUGUSTA FOOD OASIS – We’ll host our “action plan” meeting of Local Food Activists on Thursday, January 7, 6pm-8pm. Location will be at St Luke UMC, 309 Crawford Avenue, Augusta. ! If you want to help create a more vibrant local foods culture in the CSRA, then please know: YOU are invited!!!! Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org to get the RSVP link.

FRI, JAN 8 – ’AUGUSTA EATS LOCAL" CAMPAIGN IS LAUNCHED AT HUMANITREE HOUSE! Come hear what all the excitement is about! Join us for a 2pm unveiling ceremony at 230 8th Street, Augusta. This campaign is run by a super dynamic committee of local food advocates and we’ll be telling you all about them next week!

MON, JAN 11 – WHOLESOME WAVE PRESENTATION – Several participants of our FVRx program have been invited to present their experiences with this national organization at their annual conference in Atlanta. G.R.O.W. Harrisburg!!!!

SAT, SUN, MON, JAN 16-18 – “MLK WEEKEND OF SERVICE” AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES’ CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN – Come help build this teaching garden campus, designed for school children at Icebox Ministries in Harrisburg. Volunteer work goes from 9am-3pm each … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

FRI, JAN 29 – TEDX AUGUSTA – We’re very excited to again play a part in helping with the TedxAugusta event in 2016. What a great way to promote local foods among our community’s deep thinkers. Very very excited to announce that all our volunteer slots are filled! Big love to Leadership Augusta and our own board of directors for making that happen!

SAT, JAN 30 – VOLUNTEER WORKDAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES’ CHILDREN’S TEACHING GARDEN – Come help build this teaching garden campus, designed for school children at Icebox Ministries in Harrisburg. Volunteer work goes from 9am-1pm … lunch shared together afterwards. Get your church and other groups involved! RSVP to kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

SUN, JAN 31 – CROB MOB AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE IN GROVETOWN WITH THE SOUL CITY SIRENS – What’s a crop mob, you ask!? Good question! Imagine 30-40 volunteers, gathered for an afternoon on a farm, all volunteering their time to get something big done for the local farmer. This time, we’ll be planting dozens of fruit trees! And this event has a bonus … work alongside the Soul City Sirens Roller Derby Team who will also be volunteering that day! Of course, we’ll share a farm-fresh meal afterwards. Save the date! Time: 1pm-4pm for work, dinner
afterwards.

CHEERS!
Kim