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As a school garden teacher, I have worked with youth in gardening for over 3 years now, and I so enjoy teaching them about the magic it is to grow food, to learn about our food systems, nutrition, and cooking. The populations I’ve worked with are urban, in Lansing, MI, Waco, TX, and now, Atlanta, […]

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By Brian Barth Modern Farmer Alice Rolls, executive director of Georgia Organics, keeps a chart in her Atlanta office by which she measures the success of her efforts as the leader of the Peach State’s foremost sustainable agriculture advocacy group. In 2004 when Rolls took over as director, there were just 25 certified organic farms […]

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COLUMBUS—The 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference takes place at the Columbus Trade and Convention Center on Feb. 26-27, culminating with a keynote speech from Joan Gussow, followed by the famous Farmers Feast. The Georgia Organics Farmers Feast is a legendary event that highlights food from some of our favorite farmers and artisans, prepared by a collaboration […]

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The 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference is nearly upon us! In anticipation of the conference, we reached out to some of our star volunteers for some additional information about their topic. This week, get to know Sean Taylor. He has been helping Georgia Organics for the last several months and will be a key volunteer in Columbus. […]

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Chopped!

What’s currently trending in the world of food and cooking? Kid chefs! Master Chef Junior, Rachel vs. Guy: Kids Cook Off, and Chopped: Teen Invasion are all shows that put a spotlight on kids with extraordinary cooking skills. If you haven’t already, you should definitely tune in, because they’re super entertaining and inspiring once you […]

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The 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference is right around the corner! In addition to our Farm Tours, speakers, awards and Farmers Feast, there will be an Expo with several innovative organizations and companies. Interested in exhibiting? Click here for details.  We spoke with one of our biggest supporters at the Georgia Department of Public Health […]

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The 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference is nearly upon us! In anticipation of the featured In Depth Workshops and Educational Sessions, we reached out to presenters for some additional information about their topic. In this edition of Behind The Conference, we spoke with Jessica Black, former National Director of the Healthy Schools Program for the Alliance […]

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The 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference is nearly upon us! In anticipation of the featured In Depth Workshops and Educational Sessions, we reached out to presenters for some additional information about their topic. In this edition of Behind The Conference, we spoke with Martha McMillin, founder of Preserving Place. Martha is an avid herb gardener and […]

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The 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference is nearly upon us! In anticipation of the featured In Depth Workshops and Educational Sessions, we reached out to presenters for some additional information about their topic. In this edition of Behind The Conference, we spoke with Will Harris, owner of White Oak Pastures. Will’s greatest accomplishment has been returning it […]

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by Rachel Waldron The holidays are a time for food with all four branches of my family (yes, four branches is a lot to keep up with). To me, the holiday season means packing up my bags and bouncing from house to house around Atlanta, visiting each specific family group as they have their dinner, […]

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