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Georgia Organics is thrilled to be bringing FoodCorps to Georgia, and we’ve selected some incredible partner organizations to serve as the FoodCorps service Sites: the Captain Planet Foundation, the Athens Land Trust, and the Northeast Georgia Farm to School Program (Georgia Organics’ pilot program). A total of eight FoodCorps service members will serve at the […]

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Yesterday, the state Georgia State Board of Education voted 9-1 to allow Georgia schools exemptions to the federal Smart Snack rule. The Smart Snack rule was rolled out this summer and stated that schools must ensure all foods sold to kids during the school day (called “Smart Snacks”) meet U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition […]

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It is reluctantly and with great sadness that we bid adieu to Anna Currey, our summer communications intern who is about to begin her junior year at Tulane University. Whether she was editing video from an urban agriculture press conference, transcribing interviews, or starting our shiny new Pinterest page, Anna has been a delight. So […]

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We love this idea from the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans: help teach kindergartners their letters by eating one food for every letter of the alphabet! The student chefs who tasted all 26 items were inducted into the “Clean Plate Hall of Fame”! This is a perfect chance to let kids try Quince, Ugli Fruit, or […]

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Georgia Organics is thrilled to be bringing FoodCorps to Georgia, and we’ve selected some incredible partner organizations to serve as the FoodCorps service Sites: the Captain Planet Foundation, the Athens Land Trust, and the Northeast Georgia Farm to School Program (Georgia Organics’ pilot program). The Athens Land Trust will host two service members who will lead taste tests, build […]

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Smart Snacks (science-based nutrition standards for foods and drinks sold through vending, school stores, a la carte foods sold in cafeterias, and fundraisers) are going into effect across the nation this school year. However, the Georgia State Board of Education and Superintendent has proposed allowing 90 days of junk food fundraisers —  This could mean […]

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By Robin Chanin, Executive Director of Global Growers Network Farming is a hot topic lately.  There are so many perspectives on it, but there’s one thing that just about everyone agrees on: farming is hard work.  It’s not just the sheer physical labor that’s hard, though it certainly is.  The economics are hard work, too.  […]

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Georgia Organics is thrilled to be bringing FoodCorps to Georgia, and we’ve selected some incredible partner organizations to serve as the FoodCorps service Sites: the Captain Planet Foundation, the Athens Land Trust, and the Northeast Georgia Farm to School Program (Georgia Organics’ pilot program). Four service members will serve in Atlanta with Captain Planet Foundation, which “supports high-quality, hands-on […]

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By Brittany Aiello, Skylight Farm People arrive at the value of local and organic for many reasons, with countless motivations. Some, like myself, realize the health benefits of consuming things that are grown and raised naturally. Others, like my husband, Justin Aiello of Skylight Farm, want their work to be good, something that cares for […]

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As told by Robin Chanin of the Global Growers Network. “Bamboo Creek Farm is aptly named for its characteristic geographic features, namely a large forest bamboo and a polluted creek!! Oh yeah, it’s a farm too. I challenge you to find something more creative out there! The name Bamboo Creek Farm was the first thing […]

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