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APRIL 2018 PUBLISHER

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I PROBABLY HAD KALE STUCK BETWEEN MY TEETH DURING THE ENTIRETY

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

OF THE 20TH ANNUAL GEORGIA ORGANICS CONFERENCE, BUT NOBODY

Kendra Gensemer

SEEMED TO CARE (OR FIND IT OFF-PUTTING). Farmers, journeymen, health and wellness professionals, chefs, public health workers and farm-to-school administrators from Georgia and the Carolinas gathered in Augusta to celebrate all things agricultural. And, boy do those folks know how to do conference banquet food.

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Loads of fresh fruit and warm biscuits bookended a breakfast buffet with fresh ground coffee from sponsor, Georgia’s own small farmer coffee roaster, Cafe Campesino, served piping hot all day. On one of the many “field trips” offered, I visited the bucolic Bella Luna Sheep & Wool Co. in Tignall, Georgia. While the others talked about best practices for raising sheep (“I love birthing lambs. I get right up there and bring that baby into the world…”) I breathed in the damp mossy air and decided I needed to get out of the city and live on a farm. These people touch the earth and the earth touches them every single day.  At Happy Wife Farm in Modoc, S.C., a school bus has been repurposed into a chicken coop, a moveable

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roost that keeps the farm yard and lawn evenly trimmed and utilized. “We let the animals and the fields do what they are supposed to - take care of one another,” said the happy wife who retired from nine-to-five and taught herself to graft pear trees to take advantage

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of one tree’s excellent root structure and another that promises a more prolific pear. I learned so much from the passionate professionals who led workshops and seminars. My respect for farmers is immense. Georgia Organics is campaigning to certify 200 farmers as “organic,” by the year’s end and the crowd gave a standing ovation for the

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160 who already went through the process to earn the blue ribbon certification status. This month, we salute growers, beautiful local food and sustainable practices. Enjoy a beautiful spring with your family and get to your local farmers market and buy some kale! ON THE COVER The folks at Garnish & Gather

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INSIDE THE ISSUE APRIL 2018

FEATURES 18 Whose Hives? Mayor Rusty Paul gives honeybees a hand.

24 Recycling For Good Donate, volunteer and shop your community thrift shop.

28 Sensational Strawberries Local farmers partner with

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Garnish & Gather to bring good food to your door.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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24 Giving Back 28 Culinary Creations 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Local’s Choice


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AROUND TOWN

GRAIVIER'S NEW ADDRESS

throughout the region. The Market will continue

The Graivier Center will welcome clients and

Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday,

friends at their gorgeous new office this month after

April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the Market

20 years on Hembree Rd, to accommodate growth

is free, and everyone is welcome. Wesleyan hopes

and success. The new state of the art surgery

to bring neighbors together for this event every year.

center boasts 10,000 sq. ft. of treatment and office

From avid art collectors to casual shoppers, there

space with two operating rooms. The convenient

is something for almost everyone at the Market.

new location will be part of a new 50 acre medical

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complex across 400 from Avalon. Credibility in the community is crucial, and The Graivier Center has more than 20 years of proven professionalism in the Atlanta area. While Dr. Graivier’s private practice has grown over the decades into a world-renowned plastic surgery facility, The Graivier Center maintains an intimate setting. As a board certified plastic surgeon in Atlanta, Dr. Graivier takes time to personally consult with each new patient. The Graivier Center is a State Licensed and Accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center. 3333 Old Milton Parkway, Suite 260, Alpharetta. TheGraivierCenter.com  770.772.0695

CHILDREN’S AT CHAMBLEEBROOKHAVEN OPENS You’ll soon have convenient access to pediatric urgent care in the Chamblee-Brookhaven neighborhood. When your child’s doctor is unavailable, theirs will be standing by, including evenings and holidays. Children’s Urgent Care Centers are open seven days a week until 9 p.m. Walk-in hours may be affected by unanticipated circumstances. Visit our website for real-time updates. If you think your child is experiencing a medical emergency,

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X-ray services on-site to quickly treat your child

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or teen's minor injuries and illnesses. Children’s at

the return of its much anticipated invitation-only

Chamblee-Brookhaven accepts walk-ins and also

juried art show--the 20th Annual Wesleyan Artist

offer online scheduling to save your spot in line.

Market, April 26-28. Wesleyan will feature the works

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VROOM TO A CURE

also exhibit their works for sale. The Opening Night

Cars & ‘Q for the Cause, an award-winning car

Celebration will begin on April 26 from 7 to 9 p.m.

show and party hosted by Choate Construction

following the VIP Sponsor event that begins at 6

to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF),

p.m. On the piano will be Wesleyan faculty and pro-

returns to Choate’s Sandy Springs headquarters

fessional musician Brad Williams. Complimentary

on April 21 with even more fuel for a Cystic Fibrosis

desserts will be provided while visitors enjoy the

cure. The popular party has caught the hearts of

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The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces produces arts and crafts festivals throughout the metro area to support local artists and expand the marketplace for their works. SandySpringsArtsapalooza.com ElectroBikeGA.com

over 1,100 attendees and raised $325,000 in 2017. The car show boasts prize-winning automobiles from classic sports cars to muscle, exotic, and rare finds as well as continuous pours from Lagunitas Brewing Company and other local craft breweries, mouthwatering Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, live music, and a silent auction featuring Atlanta’s own Big Green Egg. Until April 13, $20 for event entry and

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dinner, and $40 for entry, dinner and access to the

On April 29, the AVC Board of Young Professionals

bar. Children under 8 are free.  8200 Roberts Drive

is hosting a TopGolf Tourney at the Atlanta Midtown

in Sandy Springs. CarsNQ.com

location benefiting the Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc.

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(AVC), a non-profit organization. AVC’s mission is to serve the deaf and hard of hearing by giving sound

Mark April 13-15 on your calendars. The Art in the

and voice WITHOUT the use of sign language or

Park exhibit opens Friday, April 13, in conjunction

lip reading to those who would otherwise be living

with the Dunwoody Community Garden Plant Sale

in an isolated world of silence. About 2 or 3 out

at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody at 4770 North

of every 1,000 children in the U.S. are born with

Peachtree Road. The art exhibit and plant sale take

hearing loss in one or both ears, and about 15% of

place in the barn, which is adjacent to the skate-

adults aged 18 and over report some trouble hear-

board facility. It is free and open to the public.  Local

ing. Unfortunately, hearing loss is the third most

artists who have exhibited in galleries, juried shows

common health issue people are faced with. We

and regional/national events will be on hand with

are seeking sponsors and players for this TopGolf

moderately priced pieces so that everyone attend-

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on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, at Sandy Springs Artsapalooza. Located in the heart of the city at 6100 Lake Forrest Drive, the two-day event is presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and will include over 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal crafters,

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MAYOR RUSTY PAUL GIVES HONEYBEES A HAND WHAT DO POPE FRANCIS, ACTOR MORGAN FREEMAN AND SANDY SPRINGS MAYOR RUSTY PAUL HAVE IN COMMON? They are among the growing number of amateur beekeepers who enjoy tending to hives and keeping a watchful eye on “their girls”—the thousands of worker bees who gather nectar and pollen and produce honey.  In spring of 2015, Paul, a longtime beekeeper on his family farm in North Alabama, installed about 25,000 bees at Lost Corner Preserve, a local city park that was once a working farm, as part of an urban beekeeping initiative. He personally tends to the bees and enjoys educating the public about honeybees. “I started beekeeping when I was about 15 when my dad bought five hives from a man who was retiring from the bee business, and I was hooked,” he says. “Bees are fascinating animals. They are amazing workers—they visit about a million flowers to make a pound of honey. Their social structure is not unique in the insect world, but it is uncommon. The hierarchial nature of the colony—from queen to worker to drone—is a great management study. The migration of duties among workers over their fairly short lives—from nurses to emerging bees, to soldiers protecting the colony, to foragers—over a matter of days shows their flexibility and adaptability. Every time I open a colony, I learn something new,” Paul explains.  Because of the ongoing decline of honeybee populations (more than 50 percent decline since the 1940s, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture), beekeepers across the world, including the mayor, are having to adapt and learn much more than in the past to combat Colony Collapse Disorder. “When I first began beekeeping, it was a simpler time, and honeybees had few problems. Today, the mobility of commercial beekeeping, where colonies are shipped from California to Florida and everywhere in between, means pathogens and parasites spread over more territory much more quickly. This has put great pressure on colonies and consequently requires more attentive management by beekeepers.” Paul says that he’s had heavy losses among his colonies, including the loss of his best producer from the previous year. The complex disorder usually results in the death of all the bees in a hive. “I had two colonies at Lost Corners and six on my family farm, but today I am down to one. I was hit very hard by Colony Collapse Disorder last year, but I’ve ordered my replacements, which start arriving soon,” says Paul.  Paul urges readers to help sustain bee populations with careful selection of landscape plants. “Plant trees and flowers that bees can use for food.  Not every flowering plant provides nectar and pollen usable by honeybees.” For example, azaleas and rhododendrons are beautiful, but they offer no benefit to honeybees. The University of Georgia County Extension program provides extensive information for creating a bee-friendly landscape on their website Extension.UGA.edu.   “Do a little research into local native plants that support honeybees and plant as many as you can.  And not just spring bloomers—bees need to gather food from spring until frost so they need a diverse flora in their forage area to prevent starvation,” he explains.  Traditionally beekeepers kept hives to have a ready source of honey. But many hobby beekeepers are forgoing honey collection and tending hives primarily to support the bees and ensure their ongoing survival. Pollinating insects like honeybees and bumble bees are a critical link in the agriculture chain and an integral part of a healthy ecosystem, and as Paul notes, they are fascinating to observe.

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WHOSE HIVES?

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Sandy Springs Mayor, Rusty Paul proudly shares his busy bees

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FIND YOUR TRIBE (OR YOUR COLONY) If you want to do more than just planting bee-friendly flowers, consider donning the white veil and gloves and becoming a beekeeper. A small investment of your time and money can yield a greater connection with nature as well as some honey. But you are going to need some help. The more you learn about beekeeping, the more questions you will have. It’s important to find mentors, Facebook groups, and local experts to guide you. The Metro Atlanta Bee Association is a great gateway from which to embark on your apiary journey, a portal to an extensive network of local and worldwide beekeeping enthusiasts and experts. The non-profit organization holds meetings monthly at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and offers a program to connect you with beekeepers right in your neighborhood. You can even sign up to become a swarm chaser— rescue an unwanted hive and rehome them. MetroAtlantaBeekeepers.org

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GIVING BACK

Recycling Takes On A New Meaning At CAC ARTICLE KRISTEN RISTINO PHOTOGRAPHY NICOLE STEPHENS

DONATE, VOLUNTEER & SHOP YOUR COMMUNITY THRIFT SHOP! WHEN PEOPLE THINK OF RECYCLING THEY USUALLY THINK OF PLASTIC, PAPER AND ALUMINUM. At the Community Assistance Center (CAC), recycling has a whole different meaning. CAC is your place to recycle gently worn clothing, accessories, home goods and furniture. Items donated to CAC stay in the community and go to people who need it. Clothing that one family can no longer wear is given for free to local families in need. Home goods such as sheets and towels and basic furniture are given to disaster victims such as fire or flood. Plus, all of the merchandise is available in the retail store for the general public to purchase at bargain prices.   Don’t let the deals fool you, the CAC Boutique is Atlanta’s best keep secret for fabulous finds.  New and gently used designer labels and name brand items can often be found. The upscale thrift shop offers everything from clothing and shoes for men, women and children, to kitchenware and furniture.  Beverly Evans of Dunwoody has volunteered at CAC for 14 years. She helps accept and sort through donations of clothing and home goods. The sorting team determines which donations will go on the retail floor, hangs, tags and organizes them. Donations that don’t meet CAC thrift shop quality are packaged for family shelters.   Twice a week Mrs. Evans gives her time with the same group of volunteers. They enjoy the work, the company and feel good about contributing to CAC’s mission.

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“I like the fact that CAC is helping people, it’s not just a hand out, it’s a hand up,” says Mrs. Evans. The CAC Boutique is an integral part of CAC’s expansion. In 2016, CAC moved the Boutique to 8607 Roswell Road tripling the shop’s square footage.  The Boutique provides free clothing to about 4,000 individuals a year valued at about $68,000. In addition to distributing free clothing to clients via a voucher system, the CAC Boutique did about $92,000 in cash sales in 2017. Sales revenue then goes into CAC assistance programs.  Plans for the shop include a rebranding effort this year and increasing revenue to sustain assistance programs.  CAC prevents homelessness and hunger in our community by helping neighbors in times of need with rent and utility assistance, food, clothing, free tax return filing, youth programs and free adult education opportunities. About 300 volunteers help operate all areas of CAC including 75 who are dedicated to the Boutique.  Once the sorters prepare donations for sale, volunteers from the retail floor keep the racks full and organized and serve as cashiers.   Elaine Wadelech has volunteered at the Boutique for four years. She enjoys working on the retail floor and interacting with CAC clients and customers.  She knew about CAC for a long time through neighbors who volunteered.  “I like that I can give back to my community by volunteering here,” says Mrs. Wadelech. Everyone can give back in our community by making the choice to donate clothing and home goods to CAC. CAC Boutique shopping and donation hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are also available, contact volunteer@ourcac.org. For more information visit OurCAC.org. CAC Boutique | 8607 Roswell Road Sandy Springs

BOUTIQUE VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT CAC volunteers range from students to working professionals to retirees. Volunteers operate all areas of the Center such as the donation center, the Boutique thrift shop, the food pantry and reception desk. They serve as client interviewers and adult education teachers. Volunteers also work on youth and seasonal programs as well organize events such as CAC’s largest annual fundraiser, the Vintage Affair.  Beverly Evans of Dunwoody has volunteered for CAC for 14 years.  She originally came with her late husband after a friend had asked him to volunteer. After a year in the food pantry she moved to the donation center where she has made many friends. Mrs. Evans is retired and enjoys spending time with her adult children and grandchildren. Barbara Shaheb of Sandy Springs has volunteered at the CAC Boutique for about 2 years.  She found CAC on the internet after her family moved from Maryland and she was looking for something to do that was meaningful and close to home. One of the things that Mrs. Shaheb likes about volunteering in the Boutique is the interaction with people. “We have a lot of regular customers, it’s nice for them to see friendly faces and it’s nice for us too. It’s just little things like that but I do think it makes a difference in people’s lives.” 26

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MAKE STRAWBERRY-BALSAMIC GLAZE Heat same pan used for steak (reserving any jus) over medium heat Add garlic & cook 30 seconds Add strawberries & cook 2-3 minutes Dissolve cornstarch in 3 Tbsp water Add sugar, balsamic, Dijon, cornstarch mixture, salt & pepper to pan Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low & simmer for 3-4 minutes, until thickened

LAVENDER-STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES FOR TWO + 1 ½ cup strawberries, sliced + 1 Tbsp sugar + 1 Tbsp lavender balsamic + ½ cup flour + ¾ tsp baking powder + 1 cup heavy cream + 1 tsp sanding sugar + ½ tsp dried lavender + ½ cup mascarpone + ½ tsp vanilla Prepare strawberries by tossing strawberries with sugar & lavender balsamic 30

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APRIL

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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THE FINNISH ILLUSION

BOW WOW BRUNCH

SANDY SPRINGS ARTSAPALOOZA

Spruill Gallery

Flourish

6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NE

This exhibition brings together inter-

Join the Atlanta Humane Society

The event will include a children’s

national Finnish artists Ilona Cutts,

at Bow Wow Brunch, a family-ori-

play area, local musicians, interac-

Katja Tukiainen and Maria Wol-

ented gala honoring community

tive art stations, plus up to 150 arts

fram to create a unique showing

leaders dedicated to improving

and crafts participants in every dis-

of Nordic-American hybrid art that

animal welfare. Bow Wow Brunch

cipline. The festival location is in the

challenges the status quo of con-

introduces

and

heart of Sandy Springs, near inter-

temporary art, Open Tuesday - Sat-

grandchildren of AHS donors and

state access and all things Atlanta.

urday. SpruillGallery.blogspot.com

supporters to the importance of

SandySpringsArtsapalooza.com

the

children

philanthropy and life-long giving

6 OUTDOOR CLUBFLASHLIGHT FRIDAY Heritage Green

Join the Heritage Sandy Springs

by showcasing the lifesaving work of AHS. AtlantaHumane.org

CARS & ‘Q FOR THE CAUSE Choate Construction

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Join Choate Construction for Cars and ‘Q for the Cause, featuring 120+ stellar

Outdoors Club for this 3-mile urban

BOGEYS FOR BOSLEY

hike will start at the Sandy Springs

The Standard Club

tion and live music, all to benefit the

Cinema and Taphouse and continue

Bosley’s Place is a neonatal orphan-

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Children

through the heart of Sandy Springs

age for puppies who are rescued

under 8 are free. Tickets in advance are

at Heritage Green. You'll take a nice

when they are 0-4 weeks old, hand

$20 for event entry and dinner, and $40

scenic walk around different areas of

bottle fed, given all medical treat-

for entry, dinner and access to the bar

Sandy Springs and end your walk at

ments, and raised by volunteers

(legal age permitting). CarsNQ.com

the Sandy Springs Cinema and Ta-

until old enough to be adopted.

phouse for an optional movie that is

Pick up your clubs for Bogeys for

expected to run from 9:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Bosley, an annual golf fundraiser, at

cars, barbecue, craft brews, silent auc-

The Standard Club in Johns Creek.

13 - 15 ART IN THE PARK Brook Run Park

"Art in the Park" exhibit in con-

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28 MONARCHS & MARGARITAS Dunwoody Nature Center

This year’s event looks to top the success of last year that resulted

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in generating more than $100,000 towards the programs and park

junction with the Dunwoody Com-

LEMONADE DAYS

munity Garden Plant Sale. The art

Brook Run

ter and will feature a great new

exhibit and plant sale take place in

Welcome to the 20th annual Lem-

addition to the M&M lineup - mar-

the barn, which is adjacent to the

onade Days festival hosted by

tinis. Presented by Oldcastle with

skateboard facility.   It is free and

Dunwoody

event sponsor Northside Hospital.

open to the public.   Local artists

(DPT)! Lemonade Days is the

who have exhibited in galleries, ju-

largest annual fundraising event

ried shows and regional/national

for DPT - all proceeds are used

events will be on hand with moder-

within the community for histor-

We are always accepting submissions

ately priced pieces so that everyone

ic

for events you'd like to see included

attending can purchase local art for

DunwoodyLemonadeDays.org

improvements of the Nature Cen-

Preservation

preservation

and

Trust

education.

MonarchsAndMargaritas.org

in our Calendar section. Submissions

their homes. DunwoodyFineArt.org

are accepted via the Contact Us tab

for more information.

at PerimeterNorthLifestyle.com.

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SALUTING DUNWOODY’S TOP COPS THE ENTIRE STAFF OF THE DUNWOODY

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POLICE DEPARTMENT IS COMMITTED TO SERVING THE CITIZENS OF DUNWOODY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. Once a year, the department recognizes some of the highest achievers, those officers and civilian staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to our citizens. “Our staff is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to the citizens in our community and our award recipients reflect that dedication. Every call is important to us and every incident is a priority”, says Chief Billy Grogan. The Dunwoody Police Department recently recognized 14 members of the department for their outstanding achievements in 2017. Perimeter North Lifestyle is proud to salute these fine public servants. 

1. Detective Caleb Gilbert, Office of the Year and Marksman of the Year. 2. Officer Justin Hensal, Officer of the Fourth Quarter 3. Police Services Representative, Vanessa Ollee, Employee of the Fourth Quarter 4. Sargeant Harold “Trey” Nelson, Medal of Meritorious Service-Life Saving. 5. Sergeant Patrick Krieg, Top Cop Competition Winner 6. Prisoner Transport Officer, Hannah Madden, Employee of the Year 2017, 7. Officer Ethan Taffar, Rising Star of the Year 2017 8. Officer Josh Sanders, Officer of the Third Quarter 9. Chief Executive Assitant and Social Media Administrator Elizabeth Stell, Employee of the Third Quarter 10. Officer Zachary Woodburn, Officer of the Second Quarter 11. Crime Analyst Lisa Lee, Employe of the First Quarter 12. Officer Rashida Moore, Medal of Meritorious Service-Life Saving 13. Officer Yaakov Baum, Medal of Meritorious Service-Life Saving 14. Sargeant Tim Fecht, Medal of Meritorious Service-Life Saving. 34

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