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Summary: Re-Education Talk

On March 25th The FEED hosted Re-Education: Building a Cross-Sector Educational Revolution, an open forum on the state of education and ideas on how it can be made better.  Thank you to everyone who attended. Our participants included someone who runs after school programs, a farm to school advocate currently running for a school board seat, a doctor and professor of medicine, a representative from the Mayor’s office, a school principal and the director of student mentoring programs. This was a great group to tackle ideas on our education system. Some of our key discussion points were: The nature and needs of education have changed much since our system was created. Students need to be instilled with the want and the drive to explore their world in order to be successful in it. The traditions of education as a community endeavor have fallen away. We need to rally communities to see their K-12 schools as anchors for both a vibrant community and economy. Our system has some deep-rooted issues...

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REVIEW High Museum Charity Wine Auction

REVIEW High Museum Charity Wine Auction

One of the biggest charity events in Atlanta, the High Museum Charity Wine Auction is much appreciated and much criticized. This multi-day, multi-audience event brings oneophiles from across the Southeast out to play, bringing in millions in revenue for the High Museum. This year I had the chance to sneak into the trade tasting, one of the many pieces to this multi day extravaganza.  The tasting allows you to try unlimited wine for only $15, a wonderful day to waste an afternoon (and an evening as you will likely be incapacitated).  The catch- for this portion of the Wine Auction you must be an “industry” person, ie associated with a business that may or can purchase bulk wine.  But don’t worry, you can participate in one of the many other wine centric activities, as long as you have some cash.  With some of the dinners running around $140 per person, the golf tournament costing $575 per player and bottles of wine flying off the shelves at top dollar.  ...

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MEET Mike Lorey: FEED contributor, Crop Mob enthusiast and Mead Maker extraordinaire

MEET Mike Lorey: FEED contributor, Crop Mob enthusiast and Mead Maker extraordinaire

Meet Mike.  An all-around great guy to know in Atlanta, Mike has been working on innovative and engaging projects promoting local and sustainable food for a few years.  A co-founder of Crop Mob Georgia and active volunteer with Georgia Organics, Mike is your go-to guy to learn about sustainable food in Atlanta. He doesn’t just preach local sourcing- he practices it in his endeavor to make sustainable and locally sourced mead and beer.  Although not yet available on the open market, these all natural brews are sure to intoxicate your senses.  In addition to all this local-yummy-goodness, Mike also runs his own marketing and design firm focused on good and sustainably minded businesses.  Go Mike. What current projects are you working on? Just a few: Rationally Creative, Crop Mob Georgia, Folksy Brews and many more. That is a lot of projects! How did you get started with some of them? Rationally Creative was started to formalize my work with Georgia Organics and other local food/socially conscious organizations. Crop Mob...

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