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[19 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
NOT PULP FICTION, THIS IS THE REAL THING! ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATO (FEST) HITS JCT. KITCHEN & BAR AUGUST 9

A multitude of plump tomatoes is rolling into local farmers markets, prompting us to give you a heads up on picking up tickets to a juicy event that will celebrate this beloved fruit of the vine.  JCT. Kitchen & Bar will be the site of the first annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest to benefit Georgia Organics on Sunday, August 9 from 1-6 p.m.  Atlanta’s best chefs will pair up with farmers as they hobnob with heirlooms and Romas and create tomato dishes for judging and devouring by tomato-loving …

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[19 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
FARM TO MARKET?  HOW ABOUT SEA TO CITY?  AMBOS SEAFOOD PULLS IN SHRIMP ALONG GEORGIA’S COAST FOR WHOLE FOODS MARKETS

If you’ve been reading food lit lately or saw the movie Food, Inc., you’re aware of the environmental and healthful advantages of eating wild seafood from U.S. waters versus those farm-raised on the other side of the globe.  Naturally, Whole Foods Market, the world’s largest organic grocery store, has linked up with Savannah’s Ambos family of shrimpers to make sure we can get our fill of sweet Georgia shrimp.  The Ambos family has been bringing fresh seafood from Georgia’s coast to Southeastern tables for five generations.  Ambos shrimpers pack their …

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[30 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
4 Cities Host their own Sustainable Websites

Green is fast becoming the an evergrowing force in city governments and their communities. Check out the following sustainable sites for the following North Atlanta communities:

Norcross – http://www.sustainablenorcross.org/
Peachtree Corners – http://www.sustainablepeachtreecorners.com/
Dunwoody – http://www.sustainabledunwoody.com/
Alpharetta – http://www.sustainablealpharetta.com/

There is also a North Atlanta Alliance of sustainable communities – http://sustainablenorthatlanta.tumblr.com/

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[17 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Project Green Prom at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Markets have planned an April full of earthy events! This month, the company marks one whole year without disposable plastic grocery bags, keeping an estimated 150 million bags out of landfills and tripling reusable bag use. Don’t we all look a little more chic when accessorized with colorful reuseables? Shoppers can pick up Whole Foods Market’s “Make a Green Change: 30 Ways in 30 Days” calendar, crammed with small daily actions that make a big difference over the course of a year. Through month …

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[30 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Decatur Green Fest Presented by Bonterra Vineyards Promises Green Education, Music, Food and Fun!

The City of Decatur is proud to announce Decatur Green Fest, presented by Bonterra Vineyards, and hosted by the Dogwood Alliance, to be held on Saturday, May 2 from 3 pm until 9:30 pm. The event kicks off the annual Concert on the Square Series presented by Wachovia, and features a day of earth friendly family fun and music featuring Deep Blue Sun, with an evening concert presented by Half-Moon Outfitters at 7pm. Attendance is anticipated at 1,000 for the day and an additional 1,000 for the evening concert. Solar …

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[30 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
Vegetable Gardening at Home

Sunday, April 26; 1:30 – 3:30 PM at the Farmer D Retail Store in Toco Hills
Learn from Farmer D, vice president of GA Organics & Biodynamic Farmer, whose vision is to teach organic management practices in order to save money, conserve water and fuel, reduce waste and chemical use, promote sustainability, and create a healthier planet for all. This third in a series of 4 workshops – Successional Plantings for Continued Harvests – will show how to keep planting for a continued harvest throughout the season. We will also talk …

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[19 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
GROW YOUR BUSINESS AT SUWANEE FARMERS MARKET

The City of Suwanee seeks local farmers, gardeners, and others interested in participating in its 2009 Farmers Market.
Participating farmers must register in advance, grow their own produce, and be licensed and certified by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Guidelines and an application are available at www.suwanee.com. For additional information, contact Amy Doherty at adoherty@suwanee.com or 770/945-8996.
The 2009 Suwanee Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m.-noon every Saturday May 2-October 17 (except for September 19) at Town Center Park.

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[17 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
GET THE WHOLE STORY ON CRYSTAL ORGANIC FARM

Uncover the “Whole Story” behind the locally raised produce gracing the bins at Whole Foods Market on the store’s blog. The site features inviting slice-of-life interviews held right on the farms. A recent segment spotlights Crystal Organics, a certified organic Garden of Eden, situated an hour east of Atlanta in Newborn, Ga. Nicolas Donck farms this land with plant and human wellness in mind. Seems he was once a sickly lad in Belgium who regained his health when his mother changed to organic foods. Now, from among his fields …

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[17 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Freecycle Network

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,560 groups with 5,563,000 members across the globe. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them’s good people). Membership is free.
Norcross Freeycle Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Freecycle_NorcrossGA/
Johns Creek Freecycle Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JohnsCreekGAFreecycle/
Roswell Freecycle
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RoswellRecycles/
Search for a group in your area…
http://www.freecycle.org/

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[17 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]
Keeping it Real . . . and Green, at Life Grocery & Café

Created in 1976 by a group of Life University students with a hunger for bulk natural foods, Life Grocery was born of like minds, hands, and hearts working together. This humble birth in a tiny storefront in downtown Marietta, Georgia, set the tone for its continuous growth and expansion: the willingness of health-conscious people of diverse, multicultural backgrounds dedicating their time, talent, and energy to build an alternative grocery store. In 2002, with members exhibiting a desire to have a relaxed environment in which to sit down and enjoy delicious, nutritious, …