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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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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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