Southern SARE Staff Recognized as a Leader in Sustainable Agriculture

May 25, 2021

GRIFFIN, Georgia - Southern SARE is pleased to announce that Brennan Washington, our 1890 Land Grant Liaison and Limited-Resource/Minority Farmer Outreach Specialist, along with Gwendolyn Washington have been named recipients of the 2021 Barbara Petit Pollinator Award.

This award from Georgia Organics acknowledges individuals with exceptional success advancing the Georgia Organics' mission of "Good Food for All" by spreading, or pollinating, the movement. In addition to the award, they were featured in an episode of Georgia Organic’s Podcast “The Atlanta Foodcast”. 

Outside of their work with the Southern SARE program, they own and operate Phoenix Gardens in Lawrenceville, Georgia. On this 2.5-acre farm, they grow vegetables, fruit, herbs and keep a flock of laying hens to supply fresh food and eggs for local markets.

As the 1890 Land Grant Liaison and Limited-Resource/Minority Farmer Outreach Specialist, Brennan builds new relationships across the region with those involved in sustainable agriculture. He works closely farmers, NGOs, community groups and cooperatives while also supporting the Southern SARE program within 1890 Land-grant institutions. Most days, he can be found hard at work promoting Southern SARE grants programs, providing sustainable agriculture educational resources, enhancing quality grant recipients, or networking with regional partners.

Georgia Organics will recognize Brennan and Gwendolyn on Thursday, May 27, at 6 p.m. Registration for the online event is free for Georgia Organics member and can be found at

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