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worksongs with max & maggie! atlanta, ga

if you’ve got roots and/or connections in the Southeast, spread the word!

Max and MAggie Druid Hills

Whistlepig Productions Presents: “I’m Goin’ Home: Worksongs, Chanteys and Roots Music with Max and Maggie.”

Join Max and Maggie for a raucous, foot-stomping evening of singing.  With simple call-and-response structures, these work songs and sea chanteys can be learned quickly, require no prior experience, and are great for singing in the field, in the kitchen, or around the campfire. We will start with the simplest songs and learn some more involved worksongs as our lungs warm up. Along the way, Max and Maggie will share ballads, blues, and fiddle tunes from the southern tradition.  Max has taught work songs at farms, colleges, grange halls and general stores throughout the northeast and is excited to share them with folks in his home state of Georgia.  Come ready to cut loose and sing out!

Saturday, July 12th @ Whistlepig Productions in Atlanta, GA.  Admission $15.  Bring your own mug for a $1 discount.  Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served.  Feel free to BYOB.

Please RSVP to for directions.  Doors open at 6 pm, Show starts at 7 pm.

Full Moon Full Plate – Worksongs with Max Godfrey


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young farmers @ georgia organics conference


3rd Annual GO Conference Farmer Mixer
Kick off the conference on the Thursday night prior with another awesome mixer,  this year hosted by our very own Alliance and the generous Chef Shaun Doty at his Bantam + Biddy chicken joint. We’ve got the patio to ourselves for our shindig, and B+B will be donating chicken-y and veggie snacks. There’s no cost to attend, cash bar, and you won’t want to miss it.
Thursday Feb 21, 8-11pm
Bantam + Biddy
1544 Piedmont Road, Suite 301 in the Ansley Mall Shopping Center

RSVP on our Facebook event page here

Farmer Storytelling Photo Project
As part of our goal to tell the stories of young & beginning farmers in the southeast loud and clear, we’ve dreamed up a multimedia project to gather and project YOUR thoughts and words. Friday evening during the Conference Expo, we’ll have a photo booth set up to snap your pretty mug and listen to your tall tales — that time you shot yourself with the nail gun while finishing the mobile chicken coop, the very first exuberant sale you made at your very first farmer’s market, how you got your mini loan, why you chose the crops you did and which ones the flea beetles eat…we want to hear it all. Continue reading

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assistant cheesemaker position

Many Fold Farm is looking for the right person to join our team! We have an opening for a full-time position as assistant cheese maker for the 2013 milking season. This is a paid position that begins around January 15 and ends around September 15 with the possibility of continuing on into 2014.

We will be reviewing resumes and conducting interviews October-November 2012. Continue reading

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work with global growers network this fall

2 open positions with this wonderful organization!

The Global Growers Network, in partnership with Refugee Family Services, creates new agricultural opportunities in Georgia for international farmers who were forced to flee their homelands as refugees, due to war, genocide and persecution.The Network uses a whole-systems approach to produce good food, train and place farmers and create economic opportunity for local communities in the Decatur-Clarkston-Stone Mountain area.

Global Growers Farm Apprentice
The Farm Apprentice will support production at various farm and garden sites and lead a farm crew of 3 Interns. Continue reading

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jobs for badass georgian organizers

Two positions available at Georgia Organics.

Georgia Organics is currently seeking a full-time administrative assistant to work at its office in Atlanta. This position provides important administrative, accounting and office management for Georgia Organics’ operations. Deadline for applications is March 28. To see a job description, click this link.

Georgia Organics is currently seeking a full-time farmers services coordinator to work at its office in Atlanta beginning this summer. (Our current coordinator is transitioning to a farm based business.) This position provides important outreach to sustain and increase the number of sustainable and organic farms in rural and urban areas of the state. Deadline for applications is May 1. To see a job description, click this link.

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hey, southeastern greenhorns!

Young and beginning farmers in the southeast, let’s meet up! Join us for an inaugural gathering of young and beginning farmers from across the region, a good old-fashioned party to build momentum and community. We’re looking to start a Southeastern Young and Beginning Farmers Alliance as a resource for us to connect with our peers and start dialogue about what the community needs. Continue reading

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farming in shipping containers

photo from The Atlantic

Is This the Future of Farming?
By Sarah Rich, Oct 26 2011 for The Atlantic

ATLANTA — It’s easy to miss the Podponics headquarters on Ponce de Leon Avenue. We breezed right by before company co-founder Dan Backhaus came out to the curb to wave us in. To look at their setup–six rust-colored, graffitied shipping containers tucked between a Cactus Car Wash franchise and a halfway house–you’d never suspect this was one of Atlanta’s flourishing young startups. But behind the padlocked doors, an urban farming operation is in full swing. Continue reading


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