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by Susie Burton Taste test preparations started two weeks ago, when fresh, Georgia-grown turnip greens were ordered from Bakers Farm in Norman Park.  This morning, the day of the taste test, Ms. Tammy Barnes, cafeteria manager at LGES, and her staff start in the kitchen early, washing greens and prepping the ingredients.   A simple […]

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by Megan Connolly This week the students of Mrs. Free’s 7th Grade Social Studies class at Rabun County Middle School learned about India through a culinary lense.  A 7th grade Georgia Standard is to “analyze the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southern and Eastern Asia”. As a continuation of the class’s Global Culinary Series, the students […]

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By Leah Kelley As a school garden teacher, I have worked with youth in gardening for over 3 years now, and I so enjoy teaching them about the magic it is to grow food, to learn about our food systems, nutrition, and cooking. The populations I’ve worked with are urban, in Lansing, MI, Waco, TX, […]

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By Brian Barth Modern Farmer Alice Rolls, executive director of Georgia Organics, keeps a chart in her Atlanta office by which she measures the success of her efforts as the leader of the Peach State’s foremost sustainable agriculture advocacy group. In 2004 when Rolls took over as director, there were just 25 certified organic farms […]

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COLUMBUS—The 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference takes place at the Columbus Trade and Convention Center on Feb. 26-27, culminating with a keynote speech from Joan Gussow, followed by the famous Farmers Feast. The Georgia Organics Farmers Feast is a legendary event that highlights food from some of our favorite farmers and artisans, prepared by a collaboration […]

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The 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference is nearly upon us! In anticipation of the conference, we reached out to some of our star volunteers for some additional information about their topic. This week, get to know Sean Taylor. He has been helping Georgia Organics for the last several months and will be a key volunteer in Columbus. […]

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