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K. Rashid Nuri heads the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture in Atlanta, and he has worked in agriculture, organic and industrial, for several decades. In this interview with Michael Wall of Georgia Organics, he shares some of the defining experiences of his career. Recorded at the 2013 Georgia Organics Conference in Atlanta, Ga. […]

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Sound Ingredient is a new audio series in which we reach out to farmers to talk to them about their own successful crops, the crops’ nutritional values, and the methods used to grow them. We then talk to a local chef who makes regular use of these crops in their dishes. The series highlights the farmer and chef relationship […]

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By Rebecca Wallace Not only does my 4-year-old daughter eat kale, zucchini, and broccoli, she knows how to cook them! She attends the Grant Park Cooperative Preschool (GPCP) in Atlanta, where we have implemented an organic, CSA-inspired hot meal program. With two campuses in Grant Park and Cabbagetown both located close to beautiful city parks, […]

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By Stephanie Simmons, FoodCorps Fellow Farm to School Month is pumpkin time in America! October is comfortably nestled between the last big bumper crops of summertime and a holiday where feast-laden tables take center stage. It’s also a season of bountiful orange harvest, and a wonderful time to explore the glories of the farm with […]

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Honorees at the 2014 Golden Radish Award Ceremony were treated to a very delicious lunch. All the recipes for the items served were submitted by school districts and are items those districts have prepared using local ingredients, and have served to students. Here are their recipes, which you can prepare at home or at school! […]

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We wanted to talk to farmers who haven’t always made their careers as growers about what influenced them to make the switch to farming full-time. In this series, we’ll ask growers what they were doing before they became farmers and why they decided to make the switch. Our first farmer is Cathy Payne who owns Broad River Pastures […]

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Community Health Works in Macon, Georgia works to improve Central Georgia residents’ health and better serve those who are uninsured. In addition to growing the Rx for the Uninsured network to provide health services to the underserved, Community Health Works leads the Central Georgia Grown initiative to promote locally grown food and connect people with […]

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By Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist This year’s summer was cool and pretty across most of the state of Georgia. Many people have commented about the lack of extreme heat and the relatively pleasant conditions this year. In fact, the daily maximum temperatures for June through August show that the summer was very close to […]

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We had a great time this morning at the state capitol honoring some real farm to school heroes from all over Georgia with the Golden Radish Awards. (You may remember them from last year!) In this second year of the Golden Radish Awards, 30 school districts were honored by Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Public Health Commissioner […]

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