Athens Trailblazers Honored for Contributions to Local, Sustainable Agriculture
Feb. 21, 2015
Georgia Organics honored two of the state’s foremost leaders of the good food movement at its 18th Annual Conference and Expo— University of Georgia Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator Julia Gaskin and Eric Wagoner, who developed the Locally Grown online purchasing platform.
Georgia Organics, Georgia Department of Ag Partner to Grow More Organic Farms
Dec. 11, 2014
Agriculture is Georgia’s top industry, and as organic product sales continue to grow, the state’s farmers stand to benefit in a big way. That’s why Georgia Organics and the Georgia Department of Agriculture are launching a historic partnership to help more farmers take advantage of the rapidly growing organic market by providing funding and training for farmers who want to become USDA Certified Organic.
30 Georgia School Districts Honored for Farm to School Successes
Oct. 6, 2014
From the 204 taste tests served in Fulton County to the district-wide Children’s Farm Day for all third graders in Tift County, school districts across Georgia are using Farm to School programs to teach core curriculum, support their local economies, fight obesity and other preventable, food-related diseases, and increase the amount of local food they serve to their students.
FoodCorps Launch Boosts Farm to School in Georgia
Sept. 14, 2014
One of the most successful tactics to get children to eat more fruits and vegetables is to have them plant, grow, and harvest food with their own hands in a garden, which is one of the core components of a farm to school program. Now, farm to school in Georgia is set to get a big boost.
Zoning Changes Pave Way for More Urban Ag in ATL
June 11, 2014
Atlanta is ready to become a national leader in local food systems, as the city council today approved an ordinance that will encourage and support our growing urban agriculture movement.
Georgia Organics Selected to Partner with National Farm to School Organization FoodCorps
Jan. 10, 2014
FoodCorps, a national farm to school organization that connects children in underserved communities to real food in order to help them grow up healthy, is accepting applications for an expansion to Georgia, where they’ll partner with Georgia Organics.