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FoodCorps Friday- Seeds are the Ultimate Symbol of Hope By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Susie Pope   There is something very spiritual about gardening. There is something even more spiritual about gardening with kids. If I were to try to describe what I mean by this I would use words like “nurturing,” “patience,” “growth” […]

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FoodCorps Friday-Mindfulness in the Garden By, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia service member, Susie Burton   Springtime brings fresh rain, beautiful blooms, and for Georgia educators, the high-stakes, demanding period of Milestones testing.  In the weeks directly before and during Milestone, it’s infeasible for most testing classes to get out and learn in the school […]

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FoodCorps Friday-Taking School Lunch Out of the Cafeteria and into the Community By Athens Land Trust service member, Kana Miller   What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “School Lunch”? In my service experience so far, school lunch is a topic that comes up often. Whenever I hear someone talking about school […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Celebrating Ag Heroes By, Carrollton City Schools service member, Dory Cooper   As a part of National Ag Hero Day, my 1st grade after-school group learned about the Georgia dairy industry and what makes dairy farmers Ag Heros.   First, we made our very own yogurt parfaits. I chose to recreate a “peaches […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Taste Test By Captain Planet Foundation service member, Dasia Harmon   Learning through tasting, both in the classroom and in the garden, has been a fun way to teach kids about fresh fruits and veggies. Taste tests aren’t just my favorite, students and staff members love them too. I’m constantly getting requests to […]

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FoodCorps Friday- From Bleak Courtyard to Thriving Outdoor Learning Space By Athens Land Trust service member, Bexx Merck    One of my biggest motives in returning for another year of FoodCorps was to finish the large projects I started in partnership with teachers at Coile middle School. One in particular captured my interest: an outdoor […]

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By: Kara LeClair, RDN and Kenna Ho, MS As toddlers stir from their naps and parents shuffle in and out of the Burke County Early Head Start every afternoon, hellos and pleasantries are exchanged between staff and parents.  The scene usually ends in a sleepy-eyed child walking out the doors with their caregiver, heading on […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Apply Now to Serve With FoodCorps Georgia!   Applications to serve with FoodCorps are open until March 15th! The selected community leaders will dedicate one year of full-time, paid public service in school food systems – teaching hands-on lessons in growing, cooking and tasting food, collaborating with food service staff to steer students […]

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FoodCorps Friday- DIRT DIP! By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Suzie Pope   Did you know that soil is made up of six main components? This week in garden class we used our magnifying glasses to see if we could discover what these six parts might be. We found sticks, rocks, sparkles, ants, and leaves. […]

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