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Organic Twilight Tour to be held July 10

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Former UGA organic farm intern Lauren Luscre harvests basil during the farm's 2011 summer season. (Credit: Robert Tate/UGA)

UGA organic and sustainable agriculture experts will host the annual Organic Twilight Tour July 10 from 6-8 p.m. at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Durham Horticulture Farm, 1221 Hog Mountain Road, Watkinsville.

Admission is free, and a rain date has been set for July 17 from 6-8 p.m.

The open house will be a chance for farmers and gardeners to learn about some of the newest research being conducted on the 90-acre farm, where the college’s organic research plots are located.

Researchers and students will give talks and describe demonstration plots where the latest organic cultivation practices are tested.

“There’s always new research at the horticulture farm that farmers, gardeners and the community will be interested in,” said Kate Munden-Dixon, a program assistant with Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education housed in the college’s crop and soil sciences department. “This is a great chance to come learn directly from the researchers and see the plots.”

Past Organic Twilight Tours have attracted more than 100 visitors to the Durham Horticulture Farm.

The 2014 Organic Twilight Tour is sponsored by Southern SARE, the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Georgia Organics and the Piedmont Beginning Farmers Development Partnership.