Some of us in Savannah have been poking around for a local/regional produce box program (that delivers) and/or a CSA ready to sprout. In the meantime, we are following the tenets of Square Foot Gardening, reading classics like One Acre and Security: How to Live Off the Earth Without Ruining It or The New Self-Sufficient Gardener, and doing what we can at home. Some of us have taken over a plot at a county park West of the city, and others are harvesting produce in exchange for free labor at friends’ places.
Clearly what we’ve needed is a community organizer. Michelle Solomon-Ceo, a fairly new resident of Savannah, has recently formed the Savannah Food Co-op, a group of parents/students/people young and old who are interested in having regular access to local (or at least regional), sustainable, healthy, organic produce at affordable prices—for starters.
The co-op is also organizing a monthly buying group to purchase natural pharmacy items and is continuing research of opportunities to offer meats, eggs and dairy products from our region.
To participate, you can sign up for the Yahoo Users Group called “Savannah Co-op (but with no hyphen).” In order to receive its first shipment, the group must have 25 orders. At this time, there are plenty of orders ready to go but there a couple of major elements still missing.
The co-op needs a location for truck delivery and member pickup of the produce. Can anyone suggest a community organization facility, church, a workplace, that could offer space a couple of times a month for this purpose? The co-op also needs volunteers.
Download a .pdf of group’s information sheet here.