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12:07 PM, Jul 12, 2012   |    comments
  • (Courtesy Julia Gaskin, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences UGA)
  • (Courtesy Julia Gaskin, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences UGA)
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WATKINSVILLE, Ga. -- The University of Georgia is inviting farmers, gardeners and anyone who's interested in where food comes from to tour its organic farm.

The school is holding its inaugural Organic Twilight Tour of the Durham Horticulture Farm on from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 19 in Watkinsville.

The farm will be open for tours of the organic growing operations. Visitors will also be able to learn about some of the newest research being conducted at the farm.

Researchers and students will make presentations on disease control in squash and cucumber plants, the farm's tomato variety trials, and summer cover crops and their benefits. They'll also offer tips on growing summer vegetables and sweet corn.

The school's organic farm is used to provide hands-on learning for students in the organic agriculture certificate program. Produce from the farm is donated to local nonprofits.

(Associated Press)

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