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Current / Ongoing Projects

“Building A Sustainable Future”


Grant Ammount Requested: $75,000/year
Project Description: The Upper Ocmulgee River RC&D Council Inc, in collaboration with Gwinnett Technical College, and Flozyme, Inc. will develop a curriculum/protocol educating limited resource, minority and women farmers on the importance of Bulding A Sustainable Future of our natural resources through the implementation/adoption of organic management decisions, systems, and strategies to 20+ active farms in the state of Georgia. Emphasis will also be made on new inovations in soil amendments through microbial applications (Flozyme, Inc.) and various other manufacturers.

"Showcasing Urban Agriculture and Best Management Practices"


Grant Ammount Requested: $42,500/year
Project Description: The Upper Ocmulgee River RC&D Council Inc, in collaboration with Athens Land & Trust, proposes this initiative to install and increase awareness (educational workshops) of innovative conservation practices (raised bed community gardens) within Gwinnett County, Athens, and Metro-Atlanta conserving its resources and providing fresh produce now and for the future generations.

Recent Projects

“GEORGIA URBAN AG & OUTDOOR EXPO”
Jim Miller Park, Cobb County, Georgia. April 21, 2017,

“GEORGIA URBAN AG & OUTDOOR EXPO”
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, Lawrenveille, Georgia May 20, 2016,

“Transforming Veterans and Small Farmers into Stewards of Our Lands”
Fort Valley State University (Pettigrew Center) February 19, 2015

“Transforming Veterans and Small Farmers into Stewards of Our Lands”
University Of Georgia Conference Center (Tifton) January 22, 2015

Past RC&D Projects

The Georgia Multicultural Sustainable Agriculture Conference series 2013
The Revision of South River TMDL Implementation Plan, Section 319 (h) FY2011 Grant
2012 Outreach Grant Enhancing Program Delivery in Georgia
Urban Agriculture & Conservation Educational Series
2010 Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant
2009 Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant
Northeast Georgia Tree Planting Initiative
Georgia's Statewide EBT Farmers Market Program
Equine Management Training Program
Conservation Tillage Program
Wheels To Work
Life At The Water’s Edge
Northeast Georgia Horse Nutrient Waste Management Cooperative
Market On The Square