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By Bexx Merck and Rachel Waldron FoodCorps Athens Service Members Bexx and Rachel like to share the vegetable love with their pets and think you should, too. Everyone loves pizza.  And this probably includes your pets. Photo credit: huffingtonpost.com   In fact, we always hear that we shouldn’t feed our pets human foods, but who […]

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by Miranda Watrous As her mom took her by the hand to lead her away, Maria started sobbing. Actually, to be accurate, it was more of a scream-cry. I stood there dumbstruck, with child-sized bits of freshly picked broccoli in my hands, as students scurried around me, unphased and absorbed in their task. It was […]

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Alecia “Red” Barrett was hooked on Farm to School after attending the Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit in 2012. For Barrett, it was the perfect way to develop healthy eating and strong educational habits. “Farm to School is what we’re stressing right now,” said Barrett. “…especially because you can tie the food into education, […]

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Sensory exploration in the garden w/ Ms. Shante

By Shante Chaney-Donnelly It’s so important to make sure children are eating a healthy diet, not only to help grow , but to ensure healthy growth in their young brains as well. Since children are exposed to hundreds of “junk” food ads every day, it can be difficult to get children to eat healthy, let […]

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COLUMBUS—Over 900 guests joined Georgia Organics to honor Will Harris of White Oak Pastures with the Georgia Organics Land Steward Award at the 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference. The Georgia Organics Land Steward Award honors an individual who has contributed greatly to the organic movement in Georgia; on the farm through environmentally friendly production, and […]

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COLUMBUS—Georgia Organics honored Erin Croom with the Georgia Organics Barbara Petit Pollinator Award at the 19th Annual Georgia Organics Conference for beginning the Farm to School movement in Georgia. “The day Erin Croom walked into the Georgia Organics office was the day farm to school started in Georgia,” said Georgia Organics Executive Director Alice Rolls, […]

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