Close
The Daily Dirt

Georgia Organics’ Emily Cumbie Drake and Abbie King know that empowering teachers to deliver edible education is one of the most powerful ways to shape kids’ behavior and instill a love for local, fresh food. The dynamic duo embarked on a week-long tour across Georgia in February, collaborating with veteran STEM educator Jenna Mobley to […]

Read more
newstaff-jill (1)

Jill Geraghty, Ed.D., joined the Georgia Organics staff in June as conference coordinator. Jill’s previous experience includes conference and association special events management, volunteer relations, and scholarship program stewardship. Jill also has a background in educational leadership, serving as both an administrator and faculty member at the University of Central Florida and Valencia College, both […]

Read more
nuri

Nuri Icgoren is a soft-spoken, generous farmer with a heart of gold and active mind. He has a vision for his 5-acre property south of Grant Park that’s as much about community revitalization and self-sufficiency as it is about food production. His ultimate vision entails a mixed-use development with residences, office space, natural pools, and […]

Read more
bangblog3end

by Bang Tran “What do plants need to grow?” It’s a question that I always ask students at the beginning of all lessons that involve planting. Light and water. Nutrients and soil. They’re all ingredients for successfully growing vegetables. Two years ago, in one of my first garden lessons at the beginning of my FoodCorps […]

Read more
13221274_1315167541831519_7842159764899787593_o-crop

Sagdrina Jalal has suffered through health issues for as long as she can remember. It wasn’t typically incapacitating, that is, until she became pregnant. During her first pregnancy, doctors thought her symptoms were a one-off experience of preeclampsia. When the symptoms reappeared during her second pregnancy, the one-off was ruled out. When it got even […]

Read more
team GA group at 2016 NF2C Conf

Earlier this month, 25 Georgians joined over 1,000 good food advocates from around the U.S. and Canada for the 8th Annual National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Georgia farmers, students, representatives from the Georgia Departments of Education and Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, school nutrition staff, and community organizations joined conversations […]

Read more
iheardmmc

About five years ago, in community listening sessions around the state, several farmers told the staff at Georgia Organics that too often they were leaving their farmers markets with fresh, beautiful produce that was likely bound for compost piles. These conversations led to the creation of the My Market Club, a program designed to attract […]

Read more