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by Susie Burton In March, Joni Kennedy of Melon Head Farms (Clarkesville, GA) visited Level Grove Elementary School to speak to third graders about soil.  The third graders were just finishing up their soil unit, so they flexed both their newfound scientific knowledge and their speaking and listening skills by interviewing Farmer Joni.  Students drafted […]

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by Leah Kelley Think back to your younger years, back to your typical school fundraisers- if it wasn’t frozen cookie dough, it might’ve been chocolate bars. My high school cross country team sold cookies the size of my face. What kind of message are we sending to our kids? Sugar sells. We know this, but […]

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This is the first edition of “My Organic Moment,” a series that details the moment in which folks found the Good Food Movement. From health to economic benefits to taste, people connect with Good Food for a variety of reasons. What was your moment? Feel free to share by emailing james@georgiaorganics.org. If you’ve been to […]

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Before making history by becoming the City of Atlanta’s first Director of Urban Agriculture, Mario Cambardella took a vacation to Italy. Due to a series of unfortunate events — which turned out to be quite fortunate, in retrospect — Cambardella wound up in Milan for the World’s Fair. The theme was how cultures are preparing […]

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By Bexx Merck and Rachel Waldron FoodCorps Athens Service Members Bexx and Rachel like to share the vegetable love with their pets and think you should, too. Everyone loves pizza.  And this probably includes your pets. Photo credit: huffingtonpost.com   In fact, we always hear that we shouldn’t feed our pets human foods, but who […]

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Alecia “Red” Barrett was hooked on Farm to School after attending the Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit in 2012. For Barrett, it was the perfect way to develop healthy eating and strong educational habits. “Farm to School is what we’re stressing right now,” said Barrett. “…especially because you can tie the food into education, […]

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Sensory exploration in the garden w/ Ms. Shante

By Shante Chaney-Donnelly It’s so important to make sure children are eating a healthy diet, not only to help grow , but to ensure healthy growth in their young brains as well. Since children are exposed to hundreds of “junk” food ads every day, it can be difficult to get children to eat healthy, let […]

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COLUMBUS—Over 900 guests joined Georgia Organics to honor Will Harris of White Oak Pastures with the Georgia Organics Land Steward Award at the 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference. The Georgia Organics Land Steward Award honors an individual who has contributed greatly to the organic movement in Georgia; on the farm through environmentally friendly production, and […]

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COLUMBUS—Georgia Organics honored Erin Croom with the Georgia Organics Barbara Petit Pollinator Award at the 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference for beginning the Farm to School movement in Georgia. “The day Erin Croom walked into the Georgia Organics office was the day farm to school started in Georgia,” said Georgia Organics Executive Director Alice Rolls, […]

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