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In early June, school nutrition directors from seven counties in northeast Georgia gathered to learn from one of their peers, Paige Holland, Habersham County’s school nutrition director. She’s a huge part of our farm to school pilot in that county, and has been working very closely with her community to develop a the program. As […]

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While we don’t normally post the Letter from the Executive Director so soon after publication of The Dirt (this one comes from the summer issue, which will hit your doorsteps in a couple weeks), we wanted to go ahead and share this because we want to take a stronger stance on the important of organics. […]

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Over on Jezebel, Lindy West breaks down the three stages of her CSA box consumption. Our favorite is stage 2: Stage Two: Uhhhhhh, Dump All the Stuff in a Thing! Midway through the week, you begin to panic. Are you going to finish the whole box before the next box comes? Are you a failure? […]

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Dougherty County is in the heart of southwest Georgia, and southwest Georgia is in the heart of Georgia farm country. Its proximity to so much agriculture makes the county a crucial proving ground for farm to school programs. Blaine Allen, School Nutrition Director of Dougherty County School System (DCSS), has teamed up with Southwest Georgia […]

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In serving our state’s farmers, we would be derelict if we did not highlight our state’s farmer beards. They are spectacular and crucial to the local food movement. (Don’t stare directly into them.) This week’s beard belongs to Chris Clinton, farmer at Crack in the Sidewalk Farmlet. Chris, how would you characterize your beard? Au […]

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The cover story of the Spring issue of the Dirt is now online, so if what we do and don’t know about pesticide use in Georgia interests you, here’s a one-stop shop.  As one of the largest vegetable producing states in the country, Georgia has tremendous potential to advance the important work of making our […]

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