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Learn Outside the Box Farming
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Fri. Oct. 14, 2011 from noon to 4 p.m. a free workshop for people interested in farming will be offered at The East Baker Historical Society & 21st Century Community Corporation, Inc. 139 Roosevelt Ave., Newton, GA. Sponsored by The Natural Resource Conservation Service in partnership with Digging Roots Educational Farm, Inc. this workshop will cover topics such as Working with your NRCS Representative, Permaculture, Aquaculture, and Organic Growing.

That's according to a Davis Farms news release.

“The movement away from large factory farms, back to a more sustainable model of farming and food distribution is gaining momentum in Georgia” explains Naomi Davis, Executive Director of Digging Roots Educational Farm, Inc. “It will take many individuals, interested in growing many different things, to fill the need for local, seasonal food.”

By highlighting Permaculture, Aquaculture and organic growing the workshop promotes values of good land stewardship. Educating potential farmers about land stewardship techniques ensures a growing base of local farmers providing food to the local community without the use of toxic chemicals and petroleum based fertilizers.

The East Baker Historical Society offers a wide range of services to growers and ranchers. The fully outfitted commercial kitchen includes secure storage space for food entrepreneurs to stow their culinary tools and appliances. The society also offers classes in business skills, and assists in obtaining bar coding, an important step in producing and marketing value added agricultural products. The workshop includes a presentation about The East Baker Historical Society and a tour of the facility.

Registration for the workshop includes light snacks. The food will showcase seasonal ingredients, prepared by a local caterer using locally grown produce and fruits. Artisan cheeses and breads will compliment the snack selection. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged. Call 478-836-4564 or e-mail diggingrootsfarm@gmail.com.

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