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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

GROW! at Emory University

September 6, 2011. Kick-Off Event at FOOD E U

Emory University / Dobbs University Center
Screening of GROW! followed by a Q+A with the film's directors, some of the GROW! farmers and Jonathan Tescher of Georgia Organics.
Refreshments provided.
Event is from 7-9PM
Free and open to the public

605 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

For complete schedule of events go to Food EU

POST EVENT UPDATE:
At the end of the screening, the producers/directors of GROW!, along with Joe Reynolds, one of the film's stars, and Jonathan Tescher, Farmer Services Coordinator at Georgia Organics, answered audience questions and participated in a lively discussion. This was the first of many such events designed to inform interested Emory community members about food related issues, and to inspire inquiry and dialog about these issues.

Submitted by Julie Shaffer

Projects Manager, Sustainablity, Emory University Food Service Administration.


For a complete schedule of FOOD E U event go to:

Monday, August 29, 2011

We are pleased to announce...

Docufest Atlanta 9/22-9/25
GROW! will screen in Theatre Three at 8:30 p.m.
The Goat Farm Arts Center
1200 Foster St. NW
Atlanta, 30318
View 2011 schedule here

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

GROW! Review on Seedstock

Documentary Seeks to Inspire Next Generation of Farmers to GROW! August 23, 2011 by Marissa Lee

Christine Anthony and Owen Masterson want to inspire young men and women to consider farming as a career. To do so, the couple produced and directed a 50-minute documentary entitled GROW! that follows 20 young sustainable farmers in Georgia as they doggedly pursue careers in agriculture despite challenges related to land ownership and lack of farming experience.

Continue reading at Seedstock

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Emergency Farmers Fund


In 2009 two of the farms featured in GROW! were hit by natural disasters.

LOVE IS LOVE FARM - FLOOD, September '09
"It was really, really tough to see all of our crops die and to see the impact that the floodwaters had on the farm, not only from the debris that it left behind but what it took away.
More than just our food... the wonderful topsoil that the Glovers had worked so hard to build and a lot of infrastructure as well."

DID YOU EVER THINK OF CALLING IT QUITS?
"I never really considered quitting."
Joe Reynolds, Farmer
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RIVERVIEW FARMS - TORNADO, December '09
"It was really bad. The grain elevator was gone, the equipment shed was gone, the finishing barn, you couldn't even see it because it was dark and it had blown over.
Our hay barn was on the ground, everything, our whole infrastructure was just annihilated."

DID YOU EVER THINK OF CALLING IT QUITS?
"If all of the farmers walked away just because Mother Nature threw something at them, no one would eat."
Charlotte Swancy, Farmer

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These are extreme examples but every farmer knows that every day is a lot like rolling the dice.

In association with The Peachtree Road Farmers Market, we decided to start the EMERGENCY FARMERS FUND to provide immediate aid to Georgia Farmers for emergencies, big and small.

To date, through benefit screenings of GROW! we have raised $1275.

If you are interested in a making a tax deductible donation, contact us.





Monday, August 15, 2011

GROW! movie out take

Rebecca Williams of Manyfold Farm talks about why she is a farmer.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

GROW! movie out-take

Paige Witherington of Serenbe Farms talks about a better world.

 

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