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Appalachian Teaching Project

Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

University of North Georgia


Local Food for Local People: Promoting Food Democracy in Appalachian Georgia

The Local Food/Local People project provides students an opportunity to engage in ARCs regional food initiative by exploring the opportunities as well as the social, economic, and political barriers facing local food advocates in Lumpkin County, Georgia, especially the Downtown Dahlonega Farmers Market.  Students interviewed city officials, vendors, potential and existing customers, both in the community and on campus.  After analyzing the interviews, they proposed and implemented solutions to enhance the market, e.g. promoting the market on campus; providing a series of four educational and community events at the market such as heirloom seed swaps, seed saving demonstrations, and food-related art exhibitions. Finally, students created a series of broadsides on an antique letterpress to be used as educational and promotional material for the 2015 market season.

2014 ATP Proposal

2014 ATP Conference Presentation

University of North Georgia's Live Presentation in Washington, D.C.

2014 ATP Final Report 


Contact Information:

Dr. Rosann Kent
Director, Appalachian Studies
University of North Georgia
201 Vickery House
82 College Circle
Dahlonega, GA 30570



Previous Conference Participation:  2013    2012    2010    2009


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