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by Paula Maia Fernandes A garden is capable of growing much more than beautiful plants, it can also grow a community. Lola Blum has on her name what she is all about – to help blooming community’s core values such as healthy living skills, community development, environmental education, and artistic expression through growing a garden. Blum is the Co-Founder […]

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  By Constance Roberts, FoodCorps Service Member As many of us can relate to, the second question I am most frequently asked, after my name, is “What do you do?” This question often leads to a flurry of confusion on both the questioners and respondent’s end. I often become flustered when trying to explain exactly […]

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We’re honored to have Deborah Kane, the USDA National Director of Farm to School (and UGA alumna!), as this year’s keynote for the Georgia Farm to School and Preschool Summit in Athens on Feb. 19-20.  She recently took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the upcoming opportunities and challenges she encounters in her […]

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Crop Stories is a quarterly magazine published by Athens Farmers Market that reveals the journey of seasonal crops from farm to table. The zine includes the story of crops, Athens Farmers Market farmers, and bring recipes from Georgia organic growers and talented local chefs. The first Crop Stories was released in June 2014 and the blueberry had the honor to be the […]

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By Sarah Dasher, FoodCorps Service Member I’m often surprised by how fascinated kids are by things that I think might go over their heads. For instance, to me, the fact that a tiny rock-like thing sprouts and grows into a tomato plant or corn or a tree is like magic. Just add water, sun, and […]

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Daniel Dover started Darby Farms seven years ago to cure his body and mind of constant fatigue and depression after a life time of eating dead food and 2 1/2 years of being a vegetarian/vegan. So utilizing three acres of pasture owned by his wife’s family in Monroe, Ga., Daniel resolved to feed himself, family, […]

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Marty Mesh has dedicated more than 40 years to a more environmentally responsible and socially just form of agriculture. In 1987, Mesh helped form Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers (FOG), a nonprofit organization, and, in 1995, became FOG’s Executive Director. The goal was to educate farmers and the public about organic production through their programs and […]

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Raising chickens doesn’t require much time or space, and provides a variety of benefits to whoever decides to embrace the flocks. None of this is news to Anne-Marie Anderson, who’s taught several classes about chicken-keeping for the Wylde Centerand organizes their annual urban coop tour. Anderson is also founder and Head Gardener of The Celtic Gardener, a landscaping […]

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Athens, Ga., is the place to be this February, and not just becauseour 18th annual conference and the Georgia Farm to School & Preschool Summit are coming to town. Taste of Athens, the storied food festival that’s been around for 22 years, is Feb. 22. (That’s the day after our conference—If you’re still in town, stick around!) Organizers are […]

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A recipe is so much more than a list of ingredients and instructions. Well-written recipes are an amalgamation of each writer’s own history, scholarship and personal taste. Recipes written with a respect for both ingredients and source are unmistakably different in not only taste, but the feelings evoked in their preparation and enjoyment. Tamie Cook […]

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