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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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Written by Diana Beach Ryan Morra’s work with Vermont Food Education Every Day (FEED) and Shelburne Farms is a model of innovative farm to school practices used nationwide. Morra has vast amounts of experience in integrating farm to school within school systems and the lives of students, especially as a former science teacher himself. He […]

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Back in October, Barrow County School System was honored with a Gold level award at the 2016 Golden Radish Awards by Georgia Organics and Georgia Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, and Education for serving local food 123 times during the 2015-16 school year and growing cabbage from seed in third grade classes across the district, […]

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ATLANTA, October 24, 2016—Georgia Departments of Agriculture, Public Health, Education and Georgia Organics came together under the prestigious Gold Dome for the annual Golden Radish Awards to celebrate incredible gains made in the farm to school movement. 53 school districts—nearly one-third of all public school district in Georgia and reaching over 1 million students—are now […]

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Seed Swap By FoodCorps GA fellow, Sumer Ladd   National October Farm to School month starts tomorrow, and all the excitement brings up memories of my learning experiences with food during my childhood. When I was in elementary school, I learned to count by counting candy covered chocolate. We’d sort the candies by the color, […]

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Georgia Organics’ Emily Cumbie Drake and Abbie King know that empowering teachers to deliver edible education is one of the most powerful ways to shape kids’ behavior and instill a love for local, fresh food. The dynamic duo embarked on a week-long tour across Georgia in February, collaborating with veteran STEM educator Jenna Mobley to […]

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