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Earlier this month, 25 Georgians joined over 1,000 good food advocates from around the U.S. and Canada for the 8th Annual National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Georgia farmers, students, representatives from the Georgia Departments of Education and Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, school nutrition staff, and community organizations joined conversations […]

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In our second intern spotlight, we asked Diana Beach about her interest in working with our farm to school team this summer. Why did you want to intern with Georgia Organics? I have always loved playing in the dirt, planting in the garden, working with kids and cooking delicious food. From these passions, I developed […]

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Georgia Organics has some great summer interns and we want you to meet them! We interviewed farm to school intern, Caitlyn Smith, to learn more about her interest in sustainable agriculture. Why did you want to intern with Georgia Organics? I have a strong interest in sustainable food systems. While in school at Kennesaw State […]

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by Susie Burton In March, Joni Kennedy of Melon Head Farms (Clarkesville, GA) visited Level Grove Elementary School to speak to third graders about soil.  The third graders were just finishing up their soil unit, so they flexed both their newfound scientific knowledge and their speaking and listening skills by interviewing Farmer Joni.  Students drafted […]

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Alecia “Red” Barrett was hooked on Farm to School after attending the Georgia Organics Farm to School Summit in 2012. For Barrett, it was the perfect way to develop healthy eating and strong educational habits. “Farm to School is what we’re stressing right now,” said Barrett. “…especially because you can tie the food into education, […]

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by Susie Burton Taste test preparations started two weeks ago, when fresh, Georgia-grown turnip greens were ordered from Bakers Farm in Norman Park.  This morning, the day of the taste test, Ms. Tammy Barnes, cafeteria manager at LGES, and her staff start in the kitchen early, washing greens and prepping the ingredients.   A simple […]

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by Megan Connolly This week the students of Mrs. Free’s 7th Grade Social Studies class at Rabun County Middle School learned about India through a culinary lense.  A 7th grade Georgia Standard is to “analyze the diverse cultures of the people who live in Southern and Eastern Asia”. As a continuation of the class’s Global Culinary Series, the students […]

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By Leah Kelley As a school garden teacher, I have worked with youth in gardening for over 3 years now, and I so enjoy teaching them about the magic it is to grow food, to learn about our food systems, nutrition, and cooking. The populations I’ve worked with are urban, in Lansing, MI, Waco, TX, […]

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