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by Shante’ Chaney-Donnelly #RootingForCarrots Pre-K Edition This past Friday (October 16th) marked the beginning of my awesome mentorship with Little ones Learning Center. The director Wande’ Meadows is super excited about Farm to Preschool at her school and you guessed it… SO AM I! We agreed on having me do super fun cooking demos, facilitating “Try it” […]

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ATLANTA –  Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that Mario Cambardella has been named Urban Agriculture Director and will join the administration on December 3, 2015. His appointment, a first for the City of Atlanta, will support Atlanta’s efforts to become a top tier city in the U.S. for sustainability. In his role, Mr. Cambardella will […]

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Bexx has had enough of The Actual Pumpkin playing the background as "pumpkin spice" reigns.

by Bexx Merck Some people might think I’m about to hate on pumpkin spice. They’re right. Tis the season, right? Who knew an innocent blend of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, allspice, and cinnamon could sweep over the nation like, well, kale?   I wish it would stop. Not the pumpkin part, the spice part, and maybe […]

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By Danielle Moore Meet Sagdrina Jalal, the Executive Director of Project Generation Gap, the facilitator of the My Market Club at Lilburn Farmers Market & Stone Mountain Farmers Market. Unfamiliar with My Market? Here’s a quick refresher. G.O.’s My Market Club offers new farmers market shoppers great rewards like $5 in market tokens to spend on local food, […]

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2015 Golden Radish Awards

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, State School Superintendent Richard Woods, Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., and Georgia Organics Board Chair Mandy Mahoney honored 39 districts with the Golden Radish Award (up from 30 last year!), which is given to school districts in Georgia who are doing extraordinary work in farm […]

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The 2015-2016 YUF crew poses for a picture during a break in an afternoon workshop at the Athens Community Career Academy.

by Rachel Waldron Returning Service Member Rachel Waldron reflects on the previous year with the Young Urban Farmers program while orienting the new group of students. September began with the promise of a new crew: new talent, new questions, and for some, renewed dedication. Last year, the Young Urban Farmers (YUF) program provided 16 Athens-Clarke […]

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Fall has arrived, and with it we feature a simple and delicious recipe from 2015 James Beard Foundation nominee Steven Satterfield‘s cookbook Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons. This recipe features two crops that are both in season—butternut squash and apples. (Click here to learn more about Steven.) Is there a […]

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This August, Northeast Georgia Farm to School program awarded six mini-grants to elementary, middle and high schools to start or improve an edible school garden or to receive a mobile cooking cart – which includes an induction burner, blender, saucepan and skillet, kid-safe nylon knives, and a number of other tools. To help with implementation, […]

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Immense demand for organic produce is a huge opportunity for Georgia’s farmers, but despite exponential growth in the organic market, small and mid-scale specialty crop producers in Georgia face significant barriers to access this lucrative market. The South—and Georgia in particular—is uniquely positioned to benefit from the growing demand for organic food. To kickstart that […]

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By Nancy Adamson Pollinator Conservation Specialist Xerxes Society & NRCS Native bees, wasps, flies, beetles, and many other insects keep Georgia’s forests, fields, and watersheds alive and healthy. Native bees are vital for pollination of most Georgia fruit and vegetable crops, including two of the state’s most valuable fruit, blueberries and watermelons, but also for […]

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