ENOTA

Certified Organic
Garden & Farm

North Georgia Mountains between Helen, Blue Ridge, Blairsville, Hiawassee and Young Harris

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Enota is located on sixty wooded acres, which were once ancient sacred Cherokee land and then a Cherokee village. When gold was discovered in the mountains in the 1800’s the land was confiscated by US government and subsequently sold to a family who homesteaded it for 60 years.  The land was then sold to the YMCA which used the land as a boys camp for 50 years.  It then became an RV, cabin and tent campground and is now in Trust for conservation, educational and spiritual purposes.  Enota is surrounded by 750,000 acres of Chattahoochee National Forest and has never been used for cattle grazing or had any pesticides or chemicals used on it.  Enota offers some of the cleanest air and water available.  It is located 1 ˝ miles from the Appalachian Trail (which can be reached from the property) and is a direct neighbor to Brasstown Bald Mountain, the highest mountain in Georgia.


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Enota Mountain Retreat is at 3,200 feet elevation

Enota is based on shared ecological and social values and Rudolph Steiners biodynamic agricultural principals.  Working with the principle of not taking more from the Earth than one gives back, Enota has the potential to be sustainable indefinitely, cooperating and living in co-creation with nature.

 

Enota's Global Reporting Initiative
Sustainability Report 

Enota's reporting standard follows the Global Reporting Initiative’s ("GRI") G3 Guidelines (Third Generation). The "GRI" refers to the global network of organizations that create the reporting framework, use it in disclosing their sustainability performance, demand its use by organizations as the basis for information disclosure, or are actively engaged in improving the standard. The Guidelines are the world’s most widely used and trusted sustainability reporting framework, and GRI is committed to their continuous improvement and application worldwide. The Guidelines follow a broad multi-stakeholder consensus based approach and provide universal guidance for sustainability reporting. As of January 2009, only 1,500 corporations worldwide have taken the pioneering step to report their sustainability actions using the Guidelines; we are excited to be within the roster of this innovative group. The framework used in this Report sets out the principles and indicators that organizations such as ours can use to measure and report their economic, environmental, and social performance. The guidelines comprise Reporting Principles, Reporting Guidance and Standard Disclosures, which encompass the Performance Indicators.

We hope that visitors to both our website and facility will take the opportunity to read the Report and provide us with feedback. We want this report to fulfill three objectives: (1) share information about sustainability with guests and our environmental peers across the country; (2) fulfill our responsibility to our former guests and volunteers to report our sustainability performance; and (3) lead by example within the state of Georgia.

Click here for a copy of Enota's GRI Sustainability Report

 

If you would like to purchase fresh organic produce, please add your email address below and we'll notify you as each product is in season and available for pick-up. 

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Enota's entire property is certified organic with a 10 acre bio-dynamic garden and farm.  As part of our educational program in the farming practices we are continually planting orchards, berry bushes and edibles throughout the property with a 10 acre bio-dynamic garden and farm.  As part of our educational program in the farming practices we are continually planting orchards, berry bushes and edibles throughout the property.

 

Guests are always welcome to pick their own produce from the garden at market prices

In our commitment to sustainability, we raise chickens from which we get our own eggs. We have cows & goats which we milk daily.  We also have a miniature horse, a couple of cows, rabbits and ducks. Enota serves the local community by acting as an animal rescue center.

The kids love to help feed the animals and milk the cow

 

Enota is in the process of becoming a demonstration model for alternative energy

Enota would like to transition to alternative energy in the near future.  Enota has a state-of-the-art hydroelectric micro power plant, which has the ability for 28kw and has the capability to run our main Lodge.  This power source is completely functional but not yet operational. As part of our sustainable and educational commitment we are working towards implementing alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind, as demonstration models throughout the entire property.  We are looking for individuals who will work with us to bring this transition into reality.

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Enota Mountain Retreat
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Hiawassee, GA  30546
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