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What a whirlwind! Over the last few weeks, I had the great opportunity to work with Georgia Organics as a Dietetic Intern. Going into this, my only thought was: “I’ll get to work on a farm!” And while I did do just that (and we’ll get into it later), I also got to experience so […]

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Leilani turned broccoli into a paintbrush. Charlie tucked a seed into a newspaper tube filled with soil. Cautaujamir offered a paper bag to reach in to identify its hidden vegetable by feel. These three 11-year-olds at Burke County Middle School joined their classmates in setting up and operating garden stations to celebrate “Garden Thyme” the […]

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The Georgia Organics team spent an exciting back to school season, skill building with school nutrition professionals in 11 Georgia school districts. I joined Farm to School Manager Abbie King to lead “Farm to School for Cafeteria Managers” in Oconee, Glascock and Warren Counties during July. Together, along with over 170 Farm to School Champions […]

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Just four years ago, the Lovinggood Middle School garden in Cobb County included just two modest raised beds. Year by year it grew to six raised beds thanks to generous donations from parents and community members. Last week, 12 raised beds were added with the help of CJ Sides, a Boy Scout of Troop 795! […]

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Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting our Platinum Golden Radish Award Winner Sumter County. School Nutrition Manager and 2018 Southeast Regional Manager of the Year Larry Jackson hosted me during my visit. Larry’s enthusiasm for school meal innovation is infectious. He inspired the scholars at Furlow Charter School to embrace healthy, local  fruits and vegetables through […]

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Join us in welcoming our brand new farm to school intern Blythe Coleman-Mumford. You can contact her by email at BlytheCM@georgiaorganics.org. Tell me more about what you’re studying at school? I graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA a year ago with a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental science and policy, with a concentration […]

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Join us in welcoming our brand new farm to school intern Kayleigh Jones. You can contact her by email at KayleighJones@georgiaorganics.org. Tell me more about what you’re studying at school? Last year I moved to Atlanta to pursue my Master’s in Public Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University with a concentration […]

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By Katherine Hobson From dressing up in a carrot costume, to harvesting fresh lettuce with toddlers and preschoolers, Carol Clarke of Concerted Services Inc. loves sharing her excitement for Farm to Early Care and Education (Farm to ECE) with South Georgia early care providers. Farm to ECE aims to foster a lifelong love of healthy, local […]

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On a chilly April morning last week, Atlanta United players and staff joined Georgia Organics and FoodCorps at Park Street Elementary in Marietta for a kale filled day with the kids. Third graders spent the morning crafting planters out of milk cartons, painting them in Atlanta United’s black, red, and gold team colors. The kids […]

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When educators and community members reach out to us about direct assistance with gardening or nutrition at their sites, we often connect them with our Golden Radish Award partners, UGA Cooperative Extension. Extension Agents are a fantastic resource for farm to school activities. Agriculture and Natural Resources Agents or Master Gardeners can provide assistance with […]

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