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THIS FALL:

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL SIDEWALK SYMPOSIUM AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA– In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soils, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation, the Book Tavern and Moorganics to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments, Georgia red clay body painting, and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Farmer and soil scientist Karen Smith will address these important issues every hour, on the hour, in quickie 15-minute talks:
10am – PESTICIDES 101 – micronutrients in danger
11am – HEALTHY SOIL – what’s going on in there?
12noon – FERTILIZERS – myth busters about plant food 1pm – POLLINATORS – attracting the good guys
2pm – NATIVE HABITATS – keeping the good guys
3pm – PESTICIDES 102 – soil health = human health
Getting down and dirty was never more fun. Drop by anytime between 9am-4pm. FREE.

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “MENDING FENCESWORK DAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES – Join Tasha & Steve & Phin and other volunteers repairing and replacing fences at Icebox Ministries’ Harrisburg campus. 8am-12noon at 1736 Fenwick Street, Augusta. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Bring gloves, a water bottle and sunscreen! Contact tasha@iceboxministries.org for more information.

SUN, SEPT 13 – SECOND SUNDAYS SCHOOL LUNCH MAKING PROGRAM – The super talented folks of Icebox Ministries kicks off their 9-month super-healthy school-lunch making program with Harrisburg families. This program is fully funded by generous donations from the ALG community! Thank you! Donations of garden excess will continue to be accepted year-round. Contact Tasha Alison at tasha@iceboxfarm.com to donate or volunteer.

SAT, SEPT 14 – BENDERDIGGER YOUTH GARDENING KICK-OFF – The Benderdinker event funds, in part, the “Benderdigger” Youth Gardening Program in Evans. ALG helps bring in experts to teach the kids an organic gardening curriculum from soil-to-plate. This program will run on Monday evenings starting September 14. If you can help teach a class, please let me know. Contact kim@augstalocallygrown.org.

SUN, SEPT 20 – BRIDGE BUILDING GARDEN-TO-TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL IN HARRISBURG – St Luke UMC will host a Sunday evening community meal – block party style – featuring a sampling of veggies from many of the 100 in Harrisburg raised bed gardens throughout the neighborhood. 5pm. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

MON, SEPT 28 – VEGGIE-CENTRIC COOKING CLASS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS – Chef Megan Alig of Culinary Connections challenges second-year medical students to cook with the same seasonal, local, farmers market produce that they prescribe to their patients through our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program. Not as easy as you might think! Health care professionals: Wanna learn more? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

TUE, SEPT 29 – ALG QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING – Got ideas? Got suggestions? Got frustrations? Our quarterly board meeting is where we work them out. Send yours to Board President Amy Sutter, arsutter@hotmail.com.

FRI, OCT 2 – POLLINATION EDUCATION FOR PRESCHOOL STUDENTS – We’re honored to return to the “Bee Hive Pre School” in Evans for a second round of pollination education.

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM-TO-PARK DINNER TO BENEFIT PENDLETON KING PARK & FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will serve it up! Volunteers: contact Kim Hines. Farmers: contact Chef Charleen!! To buy a ticket, visit pendletonkingpark.com. Or email Anne Johnson at abjohnson4@comcast.net.

SUN, OCT 18 – FALL FARM FEST AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE – Tour this local, Certified Naturally Grown farm in Grovetown. Get to know your farmers! Bring the kids. Buy fresh from the farm. 2pm-6pm.

MON, OCT 26 – ALG AT THE KIWANINS CLUB – Looking forward to sharing the news about our educational initiatives, including G.R.O.W. Harrisburg, with this local group, the 4th largest Kiwanis Club in the world! Thanks for the invitation!

TUE, OCT 27 – CLOSING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Join the GROW Harrisburg team along with the Jr League as we put on a Halloween theme community meal and healthy kids festival. 4pm-7pm. 1850 Broad Street, Augusta. Across from the Kroc Center.

SAT, OCT 31 – HAUNTED HARRISBURG: MEET THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S FRIENDLY GHOSTSALG will join efforts with GRU students and Harrisburg residents to host a botanical clean up and children’s carnival, including healthy snacks, at the Rollersville Cemetery in Harrisburg. Volunteers definitely needed! Times: 9am-3pm.

MON, NOV 2 – MEET & GREET FOR THE TEDX AUGUSTA SPEAKERS – What better way to embrace our community’s movers and shakers than by feeding them local foods and introducing them to the people who grow it. Volunteer farmers and cooks: we need you for this one!

TUE, NOV 3 – TURKEY ROSE GARDEN CLUB – We always appreciate the opportunity to speak to garden clubs about local foods. Want to add us to your calendar? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THIS WINTER:

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. Wanna help that day, or in the months leading up to it? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

Cheers!
Kim

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WOW. Wow wow wow wow. Not sure how, but 80+ hard-working local food activists showed up last night to help turn Augusta into a future “Food Oasis.” First we feasted on a kickin’ spread of appetizers created by Helms College culinary students and their instructor, Chef Erica Chaney, Then we settled into our seats at the historic and gorgeous facilities at Enterprise Mill, both the Cotton Room and Fat Man’s. Then we put our heads together. And dug and dug. Until ideas and networks and new friendships sprung up all over the room. Many thanks to Georgia Organics and Urban Menu for providing a strong trellis upon which we will grow this purposeful movement. Most of all, many many thanks to all of you who attended, shared and committed to this three-year OOMPH! Next steps will follow soon!

THIS FALL:

TUE, SEPT 8 – “THAT SUGAR FILM,” MOVIE NIGHT IN HARRISBURG. Join Icebox Ministries at their Harrisburg campus for a free showing of this Australian documentary at 7pm. Warning: healthy snacks may be served:) Contact tasha@thealisongroup.com to RSVP.

WED, SEPT 9 – TASTES OF THE SEASON, HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOP – Our GRU dietetic intern will help us share “Tastes of the Season” with a homeschool group in Grovetown. Thanks Arielle!

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL SIDEWALK SYMPOSIUM AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA– In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soils, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the Book Tavern and Moorganics to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Getting down and dirty was never more fun. Drop by anytime between 9am-4pm. FREE.

SUN, SEPT 13 – SECOND SUNDAYS SCHOOL LUNCH MAKING PROGRAM – The super talented folks of Icebox Ministries kicks off their 9-month super-healthy school-lunch making program with Harrisburg families. This program is fully funded by generous donations from the ALG community! Thank you! Donations of garden excess will continue to be accepted year-round. Contact Tasha Alison at tasha@iceboxfarm.com to donate or volunteer.

SAT, SEPT 14 – BENDERDIGGER YOUTH GARDENING KICK-OFF – The Benderdinker event funds, in part, the “Benderdigger” Youth Gardening Program in Evans. ALG helps bring in experts to teach the kids an organic gardening curriculum from soil-to-plate. This program will run on Monday evenings starting September 14. If you can help teach a class, please let me know. Contact kim@augstalocallygrown.org.

SUN, SEPT 20 – BRIDGE BUILDING GARDEN-TO-TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL IN HARRISBURG – St Luke UMC will host a Sunday evening community meal – block party style – featuring a sampling of veggies from many of the 100 in Harrisburg raised bed gardens throughout the neighborhood. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

MON, SEPT 28 – VEGGIE-CENTRIC COOKING CLASS FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS – Chef Megan Alig of Culinary Connections challenges second-year medical students to cook with the same seasonal, local, farmers market produce that they prescribe to their patients through our Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program. Not as easy as you might think! Health care professionals: Wanna learn more? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

TUE, SEPT 29 – ALG QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING – Got ideas? Got suggestions? Got frustrations? Our quarterly board meeting is where we work them out. Send yours to Board President Amy Sutter, arsutter@hotmail.com.

FRI, OCT 2 – POLLINATION EDUCATION FOR PRESCHOOL STUDENTS – We’re honored to return to the “Bee Hive Pre School” in Evans for a second round of pollination education.

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM-TO-PARK DINNER TO BENEFIT PENDLETON KING PARK & FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will serve it up! Volunteers: contact Kim Hines. Farmers: contact Chef Charleen!! To buy a ticket, visit pendletonkingpark.com. Or email Anne Johnson at abjohnson4@comcast.net.

SUN, OCT 18 – FALL FARM FEST AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE – Tour this local, Certified Naturally Grown farm in Grovetown. Get to know your farmers! Bring the kids. Buy fresh from the farm. 2pm-6pm.

TUE, OCT 27 – CLOSING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Join the GROW Harrisburg team along with the Jr League as we put on a Halloween theme community meal and healthy kids festival. 4pm-7pm. 1850 Broad Street, Augusta. Across from the Kroc Center.

TUE, NOV 3 – TURKEY ROSE GARDEN CLUB – We always appreciate the opportunity to speak to garden clubs about local foods. Want to add us to your calendar? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

THIS WINTER:

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. Wanna help that day, or in the months leading up to it? Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

Cheers!
Kim

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THUR, SEPT 3 – GEORGIA FOOD OASIS “CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS” MEETING. Are you a local food proponent? Want to join forces with others to grow this movement throughout the CSRA? Yes!? Awesome! Then you need to be at this meeting. It’s gonna be amazing. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

TUE, SEPT 8 – “THAT SUGAR FILM,” MOVIE NIGHT IN HARRISBURG. Join Icebox Ministries at their Harrisburg campus for a free showing of this Australian documentary at 7pm. Warning: healthy snacks may be served:) Contact tasha@thealisongroup.com to RSVP.

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow. ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL EXPO AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA– In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soil, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the Book Tavern to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Getting down and dirty was never more fun. More details soon.

SAT, SEPT 14 – BENDERDIGGER YOUTH GARDENING KICK-OFF – The Benderdinker event funds, in part, the “Benderdigger” Youth Gardening Program in Evans. ALG helps bring in experts to teach the kids an organic gardening curriculum from soil-to-plate. This program will run on Monday evenings starting September 14. If you can help teach a class, please let me know. Contact kim@auugstalocallygrown.org.

SUN, SEPT 20 – BRIDGE BUILDING GARDEN-TO-TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL IN HARRISBURG – St Luke UMC will host a Sunday evening community meal – block party style – featuring a sampling of veggies from many of the 100 in Harrisburg raised bed gardens throughout the neighborhood. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

TUE, SEPT 29 – ALG QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING – Got ideas? Got suggestions? Got frustrations? Our quarterly board meeting is where we work them out. Send yours to Board President Amy Sutter, arsutter@hotmail.com.

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM-TO-PARK DINNER TO BENEFIT PENDLETON KING PARK & FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will serve it up! Volunteers: contact Kim Hines. Farmers: contact Chef Charleen!! To buy a ticket, visit pendletonkingpark.com. Or email Anne Johnson at abjohnson4@comcast.net.

SUN, OCT 18 – FALL FARM FEST AT CLYDE’S FRESH PRODUCE – Tour this local, Certified Naturally Grown farm in Grovetown. Get to know your farmers! Bring the kids. Buy fresh from the farm. 2pm-6pm.

TUE, OCT 27 – CLOSING DAY OF THE VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Join the GROW Harrisburg team along with the Jr League as we put on a Halloween theme community meal and healthy kids festival. More details soon!

Cheers!
Kim

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I AM COMPLETELY IN AWE OF THIS COMMUNITY. Yesterday, I accidentally opened the on-line market. Chalk it up to excitement. We’d just finalized the details of a new school lunch program and I couldn’t wait to share the news. Amy called a few minute later and gently said, “Kim, it’s Thursday.” I was totally embarrassed! Luckily it was an easy fix: I closed the market back up and sent you all an “oops” message.

What happened next completely blew my mind.

Despite it not being Friday yet, people read the blog. More to the point, they acted on it! In less than 24 hours, the program described below is now 80% funded! I am humbled and grateful. And I am ever-more excited for the big things yet to come to Augusta through this good food movement. Thank you!

GOT GARDEN EXCESS? WANNA DO SOMETHING AWESOME WITH IT?
Partnerships are an amazing thing. We at ALG continue to be awed by the synergy of it all. This time, it’s about putting a new, super healthy, super affordable twist on school lunches. We’re calling it the “Second Sunday School Lunch Making Program.”

Our GROW HARRISBURG partners at St. Luke are sponsoring 9 Harrisburg children this year to attend CH Terrell Academy. This beautiful, high-quality, educational opportunity comes with a catch: these 9 children will have to forgo their free government-sponsored school lunch program in order to attend this alternative school for the whole year. And that’s where the magic begins.

Our GROW HARRISBURG partners at Icebox Ministries are going to teach a once-a-month class to the parents of all nine children. In this class, the parents will make enough hot lunches (stored in the freezer) for their children for the whole entire month! The lunches will be hot, veggie-centric, local, seasonal, crock-pot-based, delicious … and they will cost less than 75 cents per serving. Tasha Alison at Icebox has designed a system that every busy parent will want to know about … and she’s going to start by teaching it to the parents of these 9 children.
In order to do this for the whole school year, we’re gonna need your help. Please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can donate:

- excess fruits or veggies from your garden (we will accept this for the entire nine-month program)
- a working stand-alone freezer (already donated)
- 100 gallon zip lock bags (already donated)
- $30 to purchase a crockpot for the school (already donated)
- $100 to purchase an electric pressure cooker (already donated
- $135 to sponsor a full month’s worth of lunches for all 9 children (months September-February are already pledged … contact me if you can cover March, April or May!)

Be a part of the transformation. One school lunch at a time.

TUE, AUG 25 – SEVEN SOUP SHARED MEAL CELEBRATING THE MID-POINT OF OUR FVRx PROGRAM – Come celebrate the wonders of fresh fruits and vegetables at a shared, plant-based, simple, free meal at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market on Tuesday, Aug 25. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can volunteer that day.

WED, AUG 26 – GEORGIA GROWN FEED MY SCHOOL FIELD DAY EXPO – Burke County hosts a model farm-to-school program that continues to evolve and expand. We at ALG are thrilled to cheer them on! During “Feed My School” week in late August, ALG will run four educational booths at their field-day-like event for hundreds of grade school students. We’ll need a few solid volunteers to help that morning. Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can pitch in.

THUR, SEPT 3 – GEORGIA FOOD OASIS “CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS” MEETING. Are you a local food proponent? Want to join forces with others to grow this movement throughout the CSRA? Yes!? Awesome! Then you need to be at this meeting. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

TUE, SEPT 8 – “THAT SUGAR FILM,” MOVIE NIGHT IN HARRISBURG. Join us at the Icebox Ministries campus in Harrisburg for a free showing of this Australian documentary at 7pm. Warning: healthy snacks may be involved:)

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow. ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL EXPO AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA– In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soil, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the Book Tavern to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Getting down and dirty was never more fun. More details soon.

SUN, SEPT 13 – SOUTHERN CHEFS POTLUCK IN ATLANTA – Wanna road trip to one of the most talked-about local food events in the southeast? This one benefits our amazing partner organization: Wholesome Wave Georgia. The annual fundraiser is held at the inspirational Inn at Serenbe. It helps fund our own FVRx program, our EBT doubling programs, and dozens of other EBT doubling programs across the state of Georgia. Tickets can be purchased at their www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org. See you there!

SUN, SEPT 20 – BRIDGE BUILDING GARDEN-TO-TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL IN HARRISBURG – St Luke UMC will host a Sunday evening community meal – block party style – featuring a sampling of veggies from many of the 100 in Harrisburg raised bed gardens throughout the neighborhood. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM-TO-PARK DINNER TO BENEFIT PENDLETON KING PARK & FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will serve it up! Volunteers: contact Kim Hines. Farmers: contact Chef Charleen!!

Cheers!
Kim

OOPS! SORRY!


Sorry! In my excitement about our new program, I thought today was Friday!
Oops!
Closing the market back up again now. Will open again tomorrow.
- Kim :)

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GOT GARDEN EXCESS? WANNA DO SOMETHING AWESOME WITH IT?
Partnerships are an amazing thing. We at ALG continue to be awed by the synergy of it all. This time, it’s about putting a new, super healthy, super affordable twist on school lunches. We’re calling it the “Second Sunday School Lunch Making Program.”
Our GROW HARRISBURG partners at St. Luke are sponsoring 9 Harrisburg children this year to attend CH Terrell Academy. This beautiful, high-quality, educational opportunity comes with a catch: these 9 children will have to forgo their free government-sponsored school lunch program in order to attend this alternative school for the whole year. And that’s where the magic begins.
Our GROW HARRISBURG partners at Icebox Ministries are going to teach a once-a-month class to the parents of all nine children. In this class, the parents will make enough hot lunches (stored in the freezer) for their children for the whole entire month! The lunches will be hot, veggie-centric, local, seasonal, crock-pot-based, delicious … and they will cost less than 75 cents per serving. Tasha Alison at Icebox has designed a system that every busy parent will want to know about … and she’s going to start by teaching it to the parents of these 9 children.
In order to do this for the whole school year, we’re gonna need your help. Please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can donate:

  • excess fruits or veggies from your garden
  • a working stand-alone freezer
  • 100 gallon zip lock bags
  • $30 to purchase a crockpot for the school
  • $100 to purchase an electric pressure cooker
  • $135 to sponsor a full month’s worth of lunches for all 9 children
    Be a part of the transformation. One school lunch at a time.

TUE, AUG 25 – SEVEN SOUP SHARED MEAL CELEBRATING THE MID-POINT OF OUR FVRx PROGRAM – Come celebrate the wonders of fresh fruits and vegetables at a shared, plant-based, simple, free meal at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market on Tuesday, Aug 25. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can volunteer that day.

WED, AUG 26 – GEORGIA GROWN FEED MY SCHOOL FIELD DAY EXPO – Burke County hosts a model farm-to-school program that continues to evolve and expand. We at ALG are thrilled to cheer them on! During “Feed My School” week in late August, ALG will run four educational booths at their field-day-like event for hundreds of grade school students. We’ll need a few solid volunteers to help that morning. Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can pitch in.

THUR, SEPT 3 – GEORGIA FOOD OASIS “CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS” MEETING. Are you a local food proponent? Want to join forces with others to grow this movement throughout the CSRA? Yes!? Awesome! Then you need to be at this meeting. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow. ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL EXPO AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA– In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soil, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the Book Tavern to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Getting down and dirty was never more fun. More details soon.

SUN, SEPT 13 – SOUTHERN CHEFS POTLUCK IN ATLANTA – Wanna road trip to one of the most talked-about local food events in the southeast? This one benefits our amazing partner organization: Wholesome Wave Georgia. The annual fundraiser is held at the inspirational Inn at Serenbe. It helps fund our own FVRx program, our EBT doubling programs, and dozens of other EBT doubling programs across the state of Georgia. Tickets can be purchased at their www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org. See you there!

SUN, SEPT 20 – BRIDGE BUILDING GARDEN-TO-TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL IN HARRISBURG – St Luke UMC will host a Sunday evening community meal – block party style – featuring a sampling of veggies from many of the 100 in Harrisburg raised bed gardens throughout the neighborhood. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM-TO-PARK DINNER TO BENEFIT PENDLETON KING PARK & FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will serve it up! Volunteers: contact Kim Hines. Farmers: contact Chef Charleen!!

Cheers!
Kim

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SAT, AUG 15 – GREENHOUSE GANG WORK DAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES IN HARRISBURG – Help us restore this beautiful old greenhouse, smack dab in the middle of Harrisburg. Among its many uses, the greenhouse be a great tool for our 100 in Harrisburg Raised Bed Initiative. Volunteers will also paint and clear brush. Come ready to get dirty, sweaty and very satisfied with a good day’s work. Lunch will be served to volunteers. RSVP if you can help, 9am-3pm. kim@augustalocallygrown.org. Or text 706-288-7895 to get the address.

TUE, AUG 18 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Come support the most feel-good farmers market in town! Enjoy wonderful cooking demos by Chef Victoria Jessie featuring seasonal veggies. Tuesdays, 4:30pm-7pm, at 1805 Broad Street, Augusta, in the park across from the Kroc Center. This market runs through October. And yes! We double EBT/SNAP!

TUE, AUG 25 – POP UP SHARED MEAL CELEBRATING THE MID-POINT OF OUR FVRx PROGRAM – Come celebrate the wonders of fresh fruits and vegetables at a shared, plant-based, simple, free meal at the Veggie Truck Farmers Market on Tuesday, Aug 25. Email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can volunteer that day.

WED, AUG 26 – GEORGIA GROWN FEED MY SCHOOL FIELD DAY EXPO – Burke County hosts a model farm-to-school program that continues to evolve and expand. We at ALG are thrilled to cheer them on! During “Feed My School” week in late August, ALG will run four educational booths at their field-day-like event for hundreds of grade school students. We’ll need a few solid volunteers to help that morning. Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can pitch in.

THUR, SEPT 3 – GEORGIA FOOD OASIS “CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS” MEETING. Are you a local food proponent? Want to join forces with others to grow this movement throughout the CSRA? Yes!? Awesome! Then you need to be at this meeting. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow. ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL EXPO AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA– In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soil, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the Book Tavern to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Getting down and dirty was never more fun. More details soon.

SUN, SEPT 13 – SOUTHERN CHEFS POTLUCK IN ATLANTA – Wanna road trip to one of the most talked-about local food events in the southeast? This one benefits our amazing partner organization: Wholesome Wave Georgia. The annual fundraiser is held at the inspirational Inn at Serenbe. It helps fund our own FVRx program, our EBT doubling programs, and dozens of other EBT doubling programs across the state of Georgia. Tickets can be purchased at their www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org. See you there!

SUN, SEPT 20 – BRIDGE BUILDING GARDEN-TO-TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL IN HARRISBURG – St Luke UMC will host a Sunday evening community meal – block party style – featuring a sampling of veggies from many of the 100 in Harrisburg raised bed gardens throughout the neighborhood. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM-TO-PARK DINNER TO BENEFIT PENDLETON KING PARK & FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will serve it up! Volunteers: contact Kim Hines. Farmers: contact Chef Charleen!!

Cheers!
Kim

The online market is open


TUE, AUG 11 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Come support the most feel-good farmers market in town! Enjoy wonderful cooking demos by Chef Victoria Jessie featuring seasonal veggies. Tuesdays, 4:30pm-7pm, at 1805 Broad Street, Augusta, in the park across from the Kroc Center. This market runs through October. And yes! We double EBT/SNAP!

SAT, AUG 15 – GREENHOUSE GANG WORK DAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES IN HARRISBURG – Help us restore this beautiful old greenhouse, smack dab in the middle of Harrisburg. Among its many uses, the greenhouse be a great tool for our 100 in Harrisburg Raised Bed Initiative. RSVP if you can help, 9am-3pm. kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

WED, AUG 26 – GEORGIA GROWN FEED MY SCHOOL FIELD DAY EXPO – Burke County hosts a model farm-to-school program that continues to evolve and expand. We at ALG are thrilled to cheer them on! During “Feed My School” week in late August, ALG will run four educational booths at their field-day-like event for hundreds of grade school students. We’ll need a few solid volunteers to help that morning. Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can pitch in.

THUR, SEPT 3 – GEORGIA FOOD OASIS “CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS” MEETING. Are you a local food proponent? Want to join forces with others to grow this movement throughout the CSRA? Yes!? Awesome! Then you need to be at this meeting. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow. ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL EXPO AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA– In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soil, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the Book Tavern to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Getting down and dirty was never more fun. More details soon.

SUN, SEPT 20 – BRIDGE BUILDING GARDEN-TO-TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL IN HARRISBURG – St Luke UMC will host a Sunday evening community meal – block party style – featuring a sampling of veggies from many of the 100 in Harrisburg raised bed gardens throughout the neighborhood. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM TO PARK DINNER TO BENEFIT PENDLETON KING PARK & FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will serve it up! Volunteers: contact Kim Hines. Farmers: contact Chef Charleen!!

Cheers!
Kim

THE ON-LINE MARKET IS OEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


TUE, AUG 4 – FEATURED FARMER: WHITE HILLS FARM – Meet the truly talented Lisa Kessler, farmer at White Hills Farm of Dearing, GA. Specializing in all-things-lavender, she will be doing a little meet-and-greet during the On-Line Market pick-up this week at the AJCC location. Knowing Lisa, there will be plenty to sample and everything will smell amazing! 4pm-6pm. For those of you new to our on-line market in Evans, the address is 898 Weinberger Way. Look for the outdoor pavilion behind the center.

TUE, AUG 4 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Come support the most feel-good farmers market in town! Enjoy wonderful cooking demos by Chef Victoria Jessie featuring seasonal veggies. Tuesdays, 4:30pm-7pm, at 1805 Broad Street, Augusta, in the park across from the Kroc Center. This market runs through October. And yes! We double EBT/SNAP!

THUR, AUG 6 – MIDTOWN MARKET’S “FIRST THURSDAY” TO BENEFIT FOR G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG – Join in on the festivities at the Midtown Market’s “First Thursday,” 5pm-8pm. Enjoy a glass of wine, shop, and support our efforts for G.R.O.W. Harrisburg. Chef Charleen will serve up seasonal goodies of her own creation. If you can volunteer for this event, please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org. 2113 Kings Way, Augusta.

SAT, AUG 15 – GREENHOUSE GANG WORK DAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES IN HARRISBURG – Help us restore this beautiful old greenhouse, smack dab in the middle of Harrisburg. Among its many uses, the greenhouse be a great tool for our 100 in Harrisburg Raised Bed Initiative. RSVP if you can help, 9am-3pm. kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

WED, AUG 26 – GEORGIA GROWN FEED MY SCHOOL FIELD DAY EXPO – Burke County hosts a model farm-to-school program that continues to evolve and expand. We at ALG are thrilled to cheer them on! During “Feed My School” week in late August, ALG will run four educational booths at their field-day-like event for hundreds of grade school students. We’ll need a few solid volunteers to help that morning. Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can pitch in.

THUR, SEPT 3 – GEORGIA FOOD OASIS “CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS” MEETING. Are you a local food proponent? Want to join forces with others to grow this movement throughout the CSRA? Yes!? Awesome! Then you need to be at this meeting. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow. ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL EXPO AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA – In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soil, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the Book Tavern to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Getting down and dirty was never more fun. More details soon.

SUN, SEPT 20 – BRIDGE BUILDING GARDEN-TO-TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL IN HARRISBURG – St Luke UMC will host a Sunday evening community meal – block party style – featuring a sampling of veggies from many of the 100 in Harrisburg raised bed gardens throughout the neighborhood. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM TO PARK DINNER TO BENEFIT PENDLETON KING PARK & FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will serve it up! Volunteers: contact Kim Hines. Farmers: contact Chef Charleen!!

Cheers!
Kim

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


TUE, JUL 28 – VEGGIE TRUCK FARMERS MARKET – Come support the most feel-good farmers market in town! Enjoy wonderful cooking demos by Chef Victoria Jessie featuring seasonal veggies. Tuesdays, 4:30pm-7pm, at 1805 Broad Street, Augusta, in the park across from the Kroc Center. This market runs through October. And yes! We double EBT/SNAP!

THU, JUL 30 – CLOSING DAY OF THE EVANS TOWNE FARMERS MARKET – We’re winding down market season this year in Evans, and hope you’ll come out one more time to support and thank your local farmers. We’ll be serving up Tink’s Grass-Fed Beef burgers with grilled veggies and grilled vegetarian sandwiches start at 4:30 and go til they’re sold out! Also, come hear local musician Nick Brown perform … such a treat! And yes! We double EBT/SNAP!

THUR, AUG 6 – MIDTOWN MARKET’S “FIRST THURSDAY” TO BENEFIT FOR G.R.O.W. HARRISBURG – Join in on the festivities at the Midtown Market’s “First Thursday,” 5pm-8pm. Enjoy a glass of wine, shop, and support our efforts for G.R.O.W. Harrisburg. Chef Charleen will serve up seasonal goodies of her own creation. If you can volunteer for this event, please contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org. 2113 Kings Way, Augusta.

SAT, AUG 15 – GREENHOUSE GANG WORK DAY AT ICEBOX MINISTRIES IN HARRISBURG – Help us restore this beautiful old greenhouse, smack dab in the middle of Harrisburg. Among its many uses, the greenhouse be a great tool for our 100 in Harrisburg Raised Bed Initiative. RSVP if you can help, 9am-3pm. kim@augustalocallygrown.org.

WED, AUG 26 – GEORGIA GROWN FEED MY SCHOOL FIELD DAY EXPO – Burke County hosts a model farm-to-school program that continues to evolve and expand. We at ALG are thrilled to cheer them on! During “Feed My School” week in late August, ALG will run four educational booths at their field-day-like event for hundreds of grade school students. We’ll need a few solid volunteers to help that morning. Please email kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can pitch in.

THUR, SEPT 3 – GEORGIA FOOD OASIS “CONCEPTS AND CONNECTIONS” MEETING. Are you a local food proponent? Want to join forces with others to grow this movement throughout the CSRA? Yes!? Awesome! Then you need to be at this meeting. Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org for more info.

SAT, SEPT 12 – SOUTHERN SCRATCH GRAND OPENING – Everyone’s favorite goodies-maker – Kathryn Filipiak of Southern Scratch – is opening up a uniquely fabulous breakfast place in Washington GA. Nobody comes close to this girl’s cinnamon rolls … and so much more. Come celebrate this champion of locally-grow. ingredients.

SAT, SEPT 12 – “TALK DIRT TO ME” – HEALTHY SOIL EXPO AT THE BOOK TAVERN IN AUGUSTA – In honor of the U.N.‘s International Year of Soil, we’re joining forces with Southern Native Plantings, Longwood Plantation and the Book Tavern to celebrate … yep, GOOD CLEAN DIRT! Come talk and touch earth worms, micronutrients, microorganisms, organic amendments and so much more! Write a “dirt limerick,” win a “Talk Dirt to Me Tshirt,” and get your mind spinning around new, important research coming directly out of this field (pun intended!) Getting down and dirty was never more fun. More details soon.

SUN, SEPT 20 – BRIDGE BUILDING GARDEN-TO-TABLE COMMUNITY MEAL IN HARRISBURG – St Luke UMC will host a Sunday evening community meal – block party style – featuring a sampling of veggies from many of the 100 in Harrisburg raised bed gardens throughout the neighborhood. Free. Just bring some home-grown veggies to add to the mix if you’ve got em! Contact kim@augustalocallygrown.org if you can help cook!

SUN, OCT 4 — FARM TO PARK DINNER FEATURING CHEF CHARLEEN — Save the date for what will surely be the biggest farm to table event that Augusta’s ever seen! Chef Charleen of Culinary Connections will feature local foods at this Pendleton King Park fundraiser… and ALG will serve it up! Volunteers: contact Kim Hines. Farmers: contact Chef Charleen!!

Cheers!
Kim