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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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FoodCorps Friday- Exploring Creativity with Food and Gardening By Deanna Perlman, Walton County Soil and Water Conservation District FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member   It all started with a lesson about whole grains. I was showing my students how to make waffles using whole wheat flour and brought blueberries to top them off. At that moment, […]

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Last week I was invited to attend The Good Food For All convening in Washington DC. Good Food For All is a network of community-based, grassroots and national organizations who share a commitment to working collaboratively to advance racial equity through federal food and farm policy. The Union of Concerned Scientists hosted over 100 Good […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Kelsey Thompson PHONE:706-613-0122 EMAIL:kelsey@athenslandtrust.org   ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY SCHOOL GARDEN CHAMPIONS RECOGNIZED [ATHENS, GEORGIA, March 21] The Athens School Garden Network is celebrating local schools, staff, teachers, and community members for their contributions to farm-to-school and garden-based learning in Athens-Clarke County. The School Garden Champions award ceremony was held at the […]

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On Feb. 3, the Georgia Farm to Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative launched in Macon. The Learning Collaborative selected 18 early child education providers from over 80 submissions to participate in the inaugural year. The Georgia Farm to Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative was created in 2017 with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.  Georgia […]

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