Year: 2017

By Heather Bryan   Her mother’s vegetable garden just outside her bedroom window and surplus of veggies then shared with neighbors and friends is a childhood memory that would come to shape Jessica Rothacker’s life. This idea of organic farming creating and feeding a community epitomizes Heirloom Café and Fresh Market, a restaurant Rothacker opened…

By Becky Burgess   Every other year, the University of Georgia’s Institute of Women’s Studies holds an event called the Women and Girls in Georgiaconference. The purpose of the event is to bring together women and girls and encourage studies and research surrounding them and their diversity. I met up with Terri Hatfield, UGA’s program coordinator…

No. 6 Georgia runs away with 2017 SEC Championship

In their second meeting in three weeks, No. 6 Georgia (12-1) exacted revenge against its “feudin’ cousin”, No. 2 Auburn (10-3), in a 28-7 win in the 2017 SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium while almost certainly punching a ticket to the school’s first ever College Football Playoff appearance.

Winter Farming on Organic Farms

Ed Janosik knows that his job does not stop just because the cold weather is starting to settle in. As an experienced farmer, the winter months are just as important to him as the summer months are. Janosik is the owner of Sundance Family Farm in Danielsville, Georgia. He explained that winter farming is different…

Making Cans Into Cars

That soup can you just recycled might not end up back on the shelf at a grocery store. Instead, it could end up as a part of a new Ford F-150. Ford is one of many automotive companies looking to create more sustainable materials for their cars, and it is doing that by using “up-cycled” aluminum, as…

Giving Tuesday in Athens

Interested in giving to a local nonprofit? In honor of the trend #givingtuesday, here is a shortcut list of nonprofits in the Athens area. AIDS Athens, Inc. d/b/a Live Forward Alliance for a Better Georgia Athens Cine Athens Land Trust Athens Pregnancy Center Athens YMCA Books for Keeps Chess and Community Clarke County Mentor Program…