Monday, February 24, 2014
Georgia’s organic agriculture community honored Savannah's Teri Schell at the 17th annual Georgia Organics conference this weekend, which brought over 1,000 attendees to Jekyll Island.
Schell received the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award, which honors an individual or organization for outstanding community leadership in Georgia’s sustainable farming and food movement.
As a founding member of the Forsyth Farmers' Market, Schell has been on the ground floor of the Savannah’s good food community, and as co-chair of the recently formed Savannah Chatham Food Policy Council, her passion and knowledge continue to grow that movement.
“She quietly and doggedly keeps all these pieces moving because of her passion for equality and lucky for folks in this room she uses her love of food as the framework for change,” said award presenter Kristin Russell, owner of The Sentient Bean coffeehouse.