Growing Good Food, Farmers, and Opportunities
Whew! After all of the rain last week, we wound up postponing the Double B Farm Crop Mob. We are working with Farmer Brady to set a new date as his broken leg has greatly hindered getting farm work done and he really needs our help! We’ll let the awesome folks who signed up for the original date will have first choice before we open it up to the public. Look for that post in the next week or so!
So, up next on the menu….Global Growers. Global Growers Network connects international farmers who now live in Georgia to agriculture, by growing good food, training farmers, and creating economic opportunities. They work primarily with metro-Atlanta’s refugee community, made up of people who have been forced to flee their home countries due to war, genocide and persecution. Many were farmers back home. They have some big tasks lined up for us to complete, including erecting a shelter over their wash station, setting up cables for drying onions and garlic, preparing a flower bed in front of the farm, digging drainage trenches, and weeding. If you have a wheelbarrow, forks, or shovels, please bring those along. They have supplies there, but they like to have them freed up for their partner farmers. Oh, and the food, whoo boy, Global Growers is going to whip up a yummy farm salad and Kevin Ouzts from Spotted Trotter is grilling up some yummy chicken! Come ready to work and bring your appetite!!
Since Global Growers works with people who have fled their home countries, they keep the location of the farm confidential. In general it is located near Covington Highway and Hariston Road (20 minutes from East Atlanta on I-20 or 20 minutes from Decatur if you come straight out Covington Highway). The physical address will be sent to the confirmed attendees.