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On April 13th, a group of educators, students, teachers, and community members celebrated the tenth birthday of the Burgess Peterson Academy orchard with a farm to school training for teachers followed by a birthday party for the orchard.  Georgia Organics Farm to School educator Jenna Mobley instructs the teachers on how to teach children in […]

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  By Angel Mills Burgess Peterson Academy’s (BPA) celebrated the tenth anniversary of its fruit tree orchard and garden on April 12 at its pre-K-5 campus in East Atlanta. Students, teachers, parents, and community members participated in the celebration, which included a full day of events – starting with a half-day teacher training in the […]

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by Renee De Shay Gina Cook is the Nutrition ECE Specialist in Nutrition and Health at Quality Care for Children, a Georgia non-profit focused on improving the quality of childcare in GA, and ensuring parents can access and afford high-quality care. She manages Chefs for Young Children and Farm to Early Care and Education quality improvement initiatives. She […]

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By Renee De Shay Dr. Linette Dodson is a keynote speaker at this year’s Farm to School and Early Care Education Summit. Linette is the Director of School Nutrition for Carrollton City Schools in Carrollton, Ga and has been for nearly 20 years. Throughout her tenure, she’s built an award-winning nutrition and Farm to School program. Carrollton City Schools’ […]

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The Seventh Georgia Farm to School and Early Care and Education Summit will be hosted June 7-8 at Helms College in Macon, Ga. Registration is open NOW. Wande Okunoren-Meadows is delivering a keynote speech at the 2019 Farm to School  and Early Care Education Summit. Wande is the Early Childhood Program Administrator at Little Ones Learning […]

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Small scale sustainable farmers continuously face an ongoing struggle to create and maintain relationships with buyers. While the barrier for entry into direct farmer to consumer platforms like farmers markets can be fairly low and transparent, selling to schools, restaurants, stores, and medical facilities can be far more challenging. To help address this challenge, Georgia […]

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Kimberly Koogler is a farmer and a long-time member of the Georgia Organics team. We are happy to welcome her to the Georgia Organics staff in a full-time role! What was your previous job? I was the CSA Manager and Market Person at Cosmos Farm and the part-time Farm to School Assistant here at Georgia […]

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Are you a Georgia School Nutrition Professional? Georgia Farm to School Champions are looking for work simplification suggestions from YOU! What’s your ultimate Farm to School Hack? Do you have a trick for coring apples or cutting cabbage? Post a pic of your #F2Shack with a description of your hack on social media thru November […]

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By: Gabrielle Jackson, Dietetic Intern, Georgia State University The first week of October commemorates an exciting time for early care settings across Georgia- Georgia Pre-K Week! This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Georgia Pre-K Program. The Program began as a pilot by former Governor Zell Miller in 1992 to lay a solid foundation […]

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For the 2018 October Farm to School Month campaign, Kickin’ it with Kale, students at McIntosh Trail Early Childhood Development Council enjoyed kale during a special “Kale Week.” Early Head Start Teacher, Kimberly Spear, shares some of her students’ experiences: To kick off kale week, we read the book The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. […]

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