Wherein the Mob gets educated and makes new friends
Howdy, everybody! We’re back from the Georgia Organics Conference in Savannah with full hearts, heads and bellies – not to mention the first sunburn of the season for many of us! It was a really great event; lots of folks with a wealth of great ideas for moving the state’s sustainable agriculture initiatives forward all getting together and spreading the love. Add in some dang good food and a chance to hang with new friends in a fun, historical city and you’ve got yourself quite the event!
Even more exciting is the fact that we’ve got a whole new group of Crop Mob brothers and sisters keeping it real in Savannah! Crop Mob Savannah had its kickoff event at Avondale Farms and it was a great time and a perfect intro to mobbing for our newest chapter. And can I just tell you, these Savannah mobbers might just give you guys a run for your money; they showed up ready to work despite losing an hour to the time change, are going to mob straight through weather that makes you sweat just thinking about it and have these charming little friends called Sand Gnats. What they lack in size compared to our city-bred mosquitoes they more than make up for in number and tenacity. WHEW!
We did some weeding and harvesting and even got to watch a fantastic demonstration on beekeeping – it was all kinds of interesting, and I was proud of our folks for really getting in there and asking some great (or at least hilarious) questions. Combine that with some of the tastiest pizza I’ve had AND a keg of beer generously donated by 5 Seasons Brewery and brought down by Beer Bearer Extraordinaire Jonathan Lee (thanks, Jonathan! And happy birthday!) and you’ve got yourself the beginning of something real good!
We can’t wait to watch how our mobber friends in Savannah grow and modify Crop Mob to best suit the area’s needs. There was lots of talk about working with school-age kids as well as a few farms already eager to be mobbed! And hey, if you’re ever in Savannah, be sure to stop in for a mob! (But be sure to wear some bug spray – those sand gnats are killer!)