Directions: From Atlanta take I-85 south 15 miles below the airport to exit 56 Collingsworth. Turn right off ramp and first right 100 yards onto Collingsworth. Veer left at "Welcome to Palmetto". Go under RxR tracks. Continue to 3 way stop. Turn right on Hutcheson Ferry Rd. We are 1/2 mile on right.
579 Carlton Pointe Dr.
Palmetto, GA 30268

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Biodynamic Conference 2018


2020 at Tierra Sonrisa

posted Jun 25, 2020, 10:27 AM by Frank Holzman

We are continuing research at Tierra Sonrisa. Incorporating different types of fungus to develop the mychorrhizal in the soil. Compatible relationships with plants is an ongoing part of our agroecology research. Information is posted on our blog:  The garden was planted late because of REAP's tree planting program that ended in March. So their are a minimum amount of beds planted this year, cutting back on production. 

Climate Change Consortium for REAP

posted Dec 10, 2019, 9:36 AM by Frank Holzman

Recovery Eco Agriculture Project (REAP) our non profit 501(c)(3) is conducting a tree planting program across Georgia in 2020 to bring awareness to climate change and offer tools on how to become better caretakers of the planet. We have 20,000 trees of mixed species for groups and individuals to be used to restore habitats and regenerate lands. This will be conducted in cooperation with other environmental groups to introduce an action campaign about how we all need to find our roles as we participate in securing the planet for the next generation. 

2019 Horticulture Therapy Programs.

posted Apr 15, 2019, 7:56 AM by Frank Holzman

The focus this year is on horticulture therapy. I am working on barrier free gardens for disabled adults. The first is at Enable Center in Red Oak near the Atlanta airport. This consists of boxes up off the ground tall enough to suit wheel chairs along with a bed for ambulatory gardeners. The second is a roof top garden at the residence building at the Veterans Administration center in Decatur, GA. Here I am working with disabled veterans in boxes designed for wheel chair access. I am working with one individual that is a quadruple amputee. I figure if he can garden, anybody can. The idea is to allow this community to connect with nature through gardening. Healing land heals us is the general concept. 

VABF Conference 2020 Workshop Handouts

posted Sep 27, 2018, 11:44 AM by Frank Holzman   [ updated Dec 12, 2019, 10:11 AM ]

-Plants for meadows and field;  VA wild rye, switch grass, bent grass, partridge pea, slender oats, narrow leaf plantain, Joe Pye weed, rose mallow, big blue stem, yarrow, baptista tentoria, butterfly pea, monarda puncata, phlox paniculate, rudbeckia (blk eyed susan) echinacea, salidago (golden rod, salvia lyrate, violets, bushy bluestem, eragrostis specablis, clovers (all), Wueen Anne's lace, oxeyed daisy, asclepias.
Plants for wooded areas: Jack in the pulpit, clayton Virginica, boneset, lobelia cardinolis, false Solomon seal and Solomon seal, mayapple, wild ginger, yellow crown beard, heal all (prunella vulgaris), skullcap, yellow hawkweed wood betony, blue cohosh, 
-Plants near creeks and streams: marsh marigold, tall scouring rush, eupatorium hyssopifolium, Virginia blue flag, winter berry, For Dragon Flys- Swamp milkweed, meadow sage, black eyed susan, cattails, water horsetail, asclepias, wild flower mix
-Plants for edible hedge row/ habitat/ windbreak: blackberry, rosa rugosa, gooseberry (wild currents), lingon berry, aronia, choke berry, camelia sensensis, rosemary, elder berry, quince, bayberry, sumac, viburnum, red bay, feogia( pineapple guava. 
-Beneficial birds trees; Wrens- mulberry, black berry, Warblers- dogwood, mulberry, elderberry, junipers. Scarlet Tangers- mulberry, elder berry, Catbirds- service berry, elderberry viburnum, cedar, holly, dogwood. 
Leguminous trees: locusts, redbuds, alder.                                                                                                       ---Dynamic accumulator plants:
 Alfalfa, trifolium repens (white clover) all clovers, sweet peas, lupines, trees; birch, alder, locust, all high in nitrogen. Rosacea family works with actinobacteria this includes, rose, raspberry, apple.
Yarrow, birch leaves, sorrel, dock, chickweed, comfrey, dandelion, watercress, lupines, braken fern, chamomile high in Phosphorous. 
Chamomile, borage, chickweed, comfrey, nettles, plantains,  yarrow, water cress, chives, lambsquarters high in potassium. 
Buckwheat, chamomile comfrey, flax, horsetail, lambsquarters, nettles, high in Calcium.
Silica can be found in grasses and bamboo, valerian, borage, plantains. 

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posted Sep 27, 2018, 11:40 AM by Frank Holzman   [ updated Oct 14, 2018, 6:06 PM ]

Downloads for Biodynamic Conference 2018

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posted Jan 24, 2017, 2:11 AM by Frank Holzman

Sevananda Food Cooperative is a sponsor of our non profit REAP. We are thankful to be able to participate in the "Be the Change" program for 2017.

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