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Special E-Blast 

                             November 2012

Dear SSAWG Supporter

I'm sure you're as thankful for our farmers as I am!  This time of year, as I prepare for a mostly local Thanksgiving dinner, I am full of gratitude for the family farmers throughout the South who are working hard to build a local food system.

I am also thankful for my colleagues here at Southern Sustainable Agricultural Working Group (Southern SAWG). They work with me to expand the supply of healthy local foods by holding trainings and workshops for farmers. We work all year long to build partnerships, share information and transform isolated ideas and innovations into practical tools and approaches for widespread use. We contribute to national farm policy by ensuring that the voices of Southern farmers are heard in the halls of Congress. We are also thankful for our partners whom we work with to develop farm-to-institution programs and food hubs - so there is more healthy food going to schools, hospitals, and other institutions.

To continue this work next year, we need more support from friends like you! We know times are tough, but with cuts in government funding and a reduction in foundation grants, we need help from individual supporters like you - now more than ever! 

If you care about sustainable agriculture in the South, could you support Southern SAWG with a generous donation today? Any amount that you can afford will make a big difference for us, and every donation counts!
We look forward to continuing this important work in the year ahead, and we are seeking your support so we can maximize our efforts in 2013

Thank you for all that you do for sustainable agriculture and Southern SAWG!

Happy Thanksgiving,

Jim Lukens

Executive Director

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Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, Inc. (Southern SAWG) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1991 to promote sustainable agriculture in the Southern United States.