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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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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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