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Monday, September 27, 2010

Return to Hope Grows

Arianne McGinnis and Elliott McGann

Exactly two months ago we made our first visit to Hope Grows in Sylvania, GA. If you recall, we put together a little clip documenting the arrival of their baby turkeys. My, how they've grown... Here we show them in their new surroundings, foraging in the pecan grove, getting ready for Thanksgiving.
We had also put together another clip called Hog Wash, featuring Pork and Chop. Those pigs were at the processor when we arrived so we can't attest to their good taste, but if they are anything like Hope Grows' chickens, the meat is guaranteed to be tasty.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

GROW! Hero #3 Marc Sommers, Parsley's Custom Catering

Marc Sommers has been a strong supporter of the local food movement for quite some time. As the chef and owner of Parsley's he sources organic meats and produce from many of the small farms within a hundred miles of Atlanta. But thats not the only reason we've chosen him as GROW! Hero #3....
Marc heard about GROW! and our fundraising efforts thru Paige and Justin at Serenbe. He contacted us and offered to host a Farm To Table Dinner for 100 at his event space - The Gardens at Kennesaw. We're planning on a Spring Dinner with farm fresh food prepared by local chefs, a GROW! movie screening, GROW! farmers, and live music performed by Little Country Giants!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Organic Garden at Bethesda Home for Boys, Savannah, GA

Caroline and Reid Archer, Farmers/Educators
Romello and Daniel, Bethesda Students
Filmmakers, photo courtesy of Romello Stokes

Last week we spent a couple of days with Reid and Caroline who manage the 4 acre organic garden. The garden was started a year and a half ago by Bethesda to help provide the students a cutting edge practical work experience. They run a small CSA plus a weekly Farm Stand on site.

Monday, September 20, 2010

New GROW! Sponsor

Last week we went down to Savannah to visit our friends, the Coastal Organic Growers at their monthly meeting and potluck. One of the best reasons to go is the food, which there was too much of this time to even begin to talk about. We had to fill our plates three times just to taste everything and then there were the desserts which also required repeat visits to the groaning board. All the food is prepared by the farmers, fresh from their farms.

Another reason to go is to catch up with this great bunch of growers who are growing everything from peanuts to pecans, Vidalia onions, chickens, hogs, vegetables, berries, flowers and even the best organic compost around.
After dinner they surprised us with a generous donation for our film, so we would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You and welcome another GROW! movie sponsor.


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