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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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By Sumer Ladd What’s currently trending in the world of food and cooking? Kid chefs! Master Chef Junior, Rachel vs. Guy: Kids Cook Off, and Chopped: Teen Invasion are all shows that put a spotlight on kids with extraordinary cooking skills. If you haven’t already, you should definitely tune in, because they’re super entertaining and […]

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On October 7, the Georgia capitol atrium was bustling. Nearly 150 representatives from 39 Georgia school districts had traveled from all corners of the state—from Savannah-Chatham County Public School System on the coast to the north Georgia mountains’ White County Schools—to receive the prestigious Golden Radish Award. Georgia Organics’ annual Golden Radish Awards ceremony celebrates […]

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On Wednesday, Oct. 7, State School Superintendent Richard Woods, Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Public Health Commissioner Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., and Georgia Organics Board Chair Mandy Mahoney honored 39 districts with the Golden Radish Award (up from 30 last year!), which is given to school districts in Georgia who are doing extraordinary work in farm […]

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by Rachel Waldron Returning Service Member Rachel Waldron reflects on the previous year with the Young Urban Farmers program while orienting the new group of students. September began with the promise of a new crew: new talent, new questions, and for some, renewed dedication. Last year, the Young Urban Farmers (YUF) program provided 16 Athens-Clarke […]

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This August, Northeast Georgia Farm to School program awarded six mini-grants to elementary, middle and high schools to start or improve an edible school garden or to receive a mobile cooking cart – which includes an induction burner, blender, saucepan and skillet, kid-safe nylon knives, and a number of other tools. To help with implementation, […]

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  by Susie Burton Grow It! Cook It! Teach It!: Mini-Grant Recipients Receive Training and Resources A brisk fall day on Grassfed Farms in Clarkesville proved the perfect setting for NEGA Farm to School’s professional development workshop for its mini-grant recipients.  Teachers and nutrition staff from six Habersham and Rabun county schools (along with staff […]

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Camp Twin Lakes provides life-changing, therapeutic, recreational, and medically-supportive camp experiences for children with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. The Camp Twin Lakes Farm grows all-natural, healthy produce for campers and provides a fun and educational environment for them to learn about farming and agriculture. We talked to Farm Coordinator Nathan Fussell about […]

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