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By Lauren Ladov, FoodCorps Service Member Fall is the season of change. the cooler weather, the color of the leaves, and most importantly, the inundation of pumpkin flavored everything. #pumpkineverything ain’t just for lattes and soups this season… Fear your food: creepy clips from flicks with haiku accouterments do not eat the food from an […]

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Cecilia Gatungo, co-founder of Patchwork City Farms, is originally from the Kikuyu tribe in Kenya. She moved to Atlanta with her family as a young girl. In this interview with her mom Grace, she talks about the experience of immigrating to the U.S. and how her Kikuyu heritage fits into her work today as a […]

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FoodCorps Service Member Rachel Waldron confronts the tricky business of contacting teachers during their already full schedules. The following email is her attempt to lesson plan on the go with a middle school agriscience teacher from the Clarke County School District. Alright! This week has been a whirlwind what with the Deputy Under Secretary of […]

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Just because tomato season is over doesn’t mean you have to stop drooling over delicious farm-fresh local veggies from your favorite grower—many farms throughout the state offer CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares throughout the winter months. (What’s a CSA? Find out here!) You can find one in your area using our online Good Food Guide, […]

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On Oct. 6, Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education celebrated Farm to School Month by passing the district’s first farm to school resolution. You can read the resolution here. This resolution, sponsored by Board Member Leslie Grant, notes the academic and health benefits of farm to school. The resolution also recognizes the support of over 40 […]

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By Erin Shapiro Boatwright The past few weeks I’ve been working at Georgia Organics as part of my dietetic internship through Georgia State University. Through my internship I will have the opportunity to test out the different areas my pending career as dietician may lead me to. My new friends at Georgia Organics have been […]

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Tammy Burnell and her husband left their home in Iowa with little more than a dream of owning and operating a farm in Georgia. They started leasing land from Ron Prather and his family in 2009 and, since then, have become Burnell Farms. In this interview, Tammy tells the story of how she found the […]

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Seeds are an important natural resource that’s vital to farming, and the Organic Seed Alliance is an organization that “advances the ethical development and stewardship of the genetic resources of agricultural seed.” We talked to Kristina Hubbard, OSA’s Director of Advocacy & Communications, about the wonders of organic seeds and their State of Organic Seed […]

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By Erin Shapiro Boatwright Fall brings cozy thoughts of falling leaves, pumpkins, apple cider, holidays, and some not so fond memories of flu season. Most people have their own tips on avoiding the common cold; one way many people add extra nutrition to their diet is by drinking a fresh smoothie. A smoothie is a […]

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We love food, and we love the great chefs and mixologists that buy from our state’s terrific organic farmers, so of course we’re extremely jazzed about this weekend’s Taste of Atlanta. The annual festival serves up the best in food and fun, but Taste of Atlanta also focuses on philanthropy. Georgia Organics is one of several Atlanta non-profit groups […]

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