Nov 052013
 
Logo of Georgia Traveler from Georgia Public Broadcasting

Logo of Georgia Traveler from Georgia Public Broadcasting

My Mom and brother, Joe, were in Savannah enjoying the beach and saw a Georgia Traveler segment about Georgia Olive Farms and the Inn at Still Pond. They called me but I missed it.

I did find it online and here is the link for all to enjoy – Georgia Olive Farms and Inn at Still Pond video.

To all of you who have asked me about making a visit to Georgia Olive Farms, I bet the Inn at Still Pond is a great place to stay for your visit. Berrien Sutton, one of the proprietors of the Inn at Still Pond, is also an owner of Georgia Olive Farms – that’s handy. The Inn is about 25 minutes away from the olive groves. The Inn features an organic farm, relaxation, and some great cooking. Sounds like a good time to me.

May the sun shine through your branches.

www.olivecrazy.com

May 022013
 

I can’t believe I forgot to mention this event yet. On next Friday, May 10th, the Georgia Olive Growers Association will be holding its 2013 Annual Meeting and Conference.

Here is the link for information and registration: GOGA 2013 Annual Meeting and Conference.

The meeting will be held in Lakeland, Georgia at the Threatte Center, which was the sight of the last several annual meetings. The information provided is always great and you meet some interesting people.

I hope to see you there.

May the sun shine through your branches.

www.olivecrazy.com

Apr 052012
 

Here is the information many of you are awaiting. Below is the entire notification I received from the Georgia Olive Growers Association about the rescheduled workshop and olive orchard tour.

“The Georgia Olive Growers Association (GOGA) has rescheduled the spring workshop and olive orchard tour for May 22nd due to cold weather setbacks in the orchard. The workshop will be held at the Threatte Civic Center in Lakeland, GA followed by olive orchard tours in the surrounding area. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., educational presentations will start at 9 a.m. and orchard tours will commence after lunch.

The focus of the workshop will answer questions many current and potential olive growers are asking, such as how to start an olive orchard, what are the pest pressures in the southeast, and will olives grow successfully in Georgia. Current Georgia olive producers will also share their experiences with establishing and maintaining their olive orchards.

A tour of olive orchards will follow the workshop and, weather permitting, fruit set will have just begun. This event is open to both members and non-members of the association.

GOGA Executive Director Beth Bland Oleson has high hopes for the one-day event. “This is an opportunity to not only cultivate more interest in the olive industry, but also to further educate growers on how to be more efficient and economical in their growing practices,” she said.

If you have any questions or would like more information about educational workshops, contact Beth Bland Oleson at 706-845-9085 or georgiaolivegrowers@asginfo.net.”

Now it’s time for Olive Crazy to head to her calendar and select the edit button. I hope to see you there.

May the sun shine through your branches.

www.olivecrazy.com

Apr 032012
 

On Thursday, April 26 2012 the Georgia Olive Growers Association will host its second annual spring workshop and olive grove tour. So far the location of the workshop has not been confirmed. I will keep you informed as soon as I find out.

I know many of you are looking forward to another great event. Last year the workshop and tour were wonderfully instructive. This year should be even better.

May the sun shine through your branches.

www.olivecrazy.com

Mar 072012
 

Hold the date. On Thursday, April 26 2012 the Georgia Olive Growers Association will host its second annual spring workshop and olive grove tour. If its anything like the workshop last year, there will be lots of great speakers and plenty to learn.

There are few details available yet, but I do know that the workshop will be held in Lakeland, Georgia. The olive grove tour will be at the Georgia Olive Farms location just south of Lakeland. I will keep you informed of the time, place, and any other information you need to attend the Georgia Olive Growers Association Spring Workshop.

The olive fruit should be set by then and I’m hoping for a beautiful, south Georgia, spring day.

May the sun shine through your branches.

www.olivecrazy.com