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Published on Oct 21, 2019
Pages 4-5, 7
There is a battle being waged today over the future
of our planet and the battleground is our dinner
For some of us the choice is so simple it’s
laughable. But this is no laughing matter.
As it becomes more and more obvious that our
current dependency on industrial agriculture is
not sustainable over the long term, two divergent
choices are emerging.
What started out as a homesteading guild for
a group of individuals in the Waycross area has
grown into a nonprofit organization making a
regional impact promoting local food systems and
access to fresh foods. Recently named as Georgia
Organics’ newest food hub by Georgia Food Oasis,
WayGreen is earning its reputation as a catalyst for
the local, sustainable food movement.
Here’s the thing. I honestly don’t have many regrets when it comes to making the decision to farm for money. Sure. It’s taxing. Exhausting even. An occupation full of dizzying highs and terrifying lows. A real rush. I enjoy getting my hands dirty and growing food for profit. But, if I’m being completely honest, I’d
have to say that growing food for cold, hard, cash definitely comes with a sacrifice.
Tara Ruby is a modern woman with a successful
career, her own business and a husband who
serves in the Army. Even with a busy life, she
devotes a great deal of time and attention to
sourcing and preparing food for herself and her
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When the weather starts to feel like fall in
Savannah, it isn’t long before my husband Kurt
starts requesting pot roast for dinner. When we
were dating, I needed a tire changed on my car.
When Kurt came to the rescue, I said, “What do I
owe you?” With that sweet Southern boy charm, he
smiled and said, “Three pot roast dinners will do it.”
That was a challenge I could meet. He has always
loved pot roast. On Friday, we celebrated six years
together, and I’m still cooking him his favorite dish.
Billy Dugger is not a typical farmer and Billy’s
Botanicals is not a typical farm. Located in
Richmond Hill is a small farm without a tractor, no
row crops, no cows, not a barn in sight. No tilling,
no adding of fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides, but
this greenhouse-enclosed ecosystem generates a
steady supply of greens, herbs and vegetables. Oh
… and an edible by-product to boot!