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Organic Farms Focus of Oct. 15 Tours

Georgia Organics will spotlight three small organic farms near Atlanta on its Fall Farm Tour Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The featured farms include Glover Family Organic Farm, Inc., near Douglasville; Puck's Farm in Fairburn; and TaylOrganic Farm in Ellenwood. Visitors may tour the farms in any order.

Each farm is at different stages in its development and will provide tours at regular intervals. Family members and specialists at each will discuss topics such as beekeeping, cooking nutritiously, soil amendments and free-range eggs.

Tax-deductible donations of $2 per person per farm for Georgia Organic members and $4 for nonmembers are suggested. Find farm descriptions and directions on the Georgia Organics Web site (http://www.georgiaorganics .org -- click on "What's New"). Or call 770-621-4642.

(Faith Peppers is the director of public affairs with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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