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By Lauren Ladov, FoodCorps Service Member The magic brews stronger the longer it takes to change This winter, I led several different classes making butter. Understanding states and the transformation of matter is a Common Core standard K-3. Armed with heavy cream in jars, I challenged students to change this liquid into a solid. So […]

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By Rachel Waldron Tis the season for family, for gratitude and, maybe most importantly, for food. We live in a world where our food defines us—nationally, regionally, ethnically, individually—and yet there is a growing divide between people and their food. Part of our work with the YUF is to bridge that divide, to bring students […]

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FoodCorps Service Members have a knack for interacting with kids and teenagers, and they’re experts at getting them interested in learning about the nutrition of the foods they consume. Whether they are working with kids in school gardens or performing cooking demonstrations with the foods students have grown, FoodCorps service members provide hands-on education and promote local food […]

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Are you a farmer or distributor who wants to sell to a preschool? Well, you’re invited to attend Georgia’s first Farm to Preschool Meet and Greets, which will serve as an opportunity for local farmers and distributors to meet with representatives from preschools and early childcare centers, and discuss opportunities for buying and selling fresh, […]

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By Sarah Dasher, FoodCorps Service Member One thing I’ve found out so far in my service year with FoodCorps is that lesson planning is simply the worst. It’s terrible, and I hate it. I’ve asked teachers at my schools about it, and they’re with me. This is—truly–news to me. I thought, these people are pros, […]

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On Oct. 6, Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education celebrated Farm to School Month by passing the district’s first farm to school resolution. You can read the resolution here. This resolution, sponsored by Board Member Leslie Grant, notes the academic and health benefits of farm to school. The resolution also recognizes the support of over 40 […]

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By Rebecca Wallace Not only does my 4-year-old daughter eat kale, zucchini, and broccoli, she knows how to cook them! She attends the Grant Park Cooperative Preschool (GPCP) in Atlanta, where we have implemented an organic, CSA-inspired hot meal program. With two campuses in Grant Park and Cabbagetown both located close to beautiful city parks, […]

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By Stephanie Simmons, FoodCorps Fellow Farm to School Month is pumpkin time in America! October is comfortably nestled between the last big bumper crops of summertime and a holiday where feast-laden tables take center stage. It’s also a season of bountiful orange harvest, and a wonderful time to explore the glories of the farm with […]

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Honorees at the 2014 Golden Radish Award Ceremony were treated to a very delicious lunch. All the recipes for the items served were submitted by school districts and are items those districts have prepared using local ingredients, and have served to students. Here are their recipes, which you can prepare at home or at school! […]

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We had a great time this morning at the state capitol honoring some real farm to school heroes from all over Georgia with the Golden Radish Awards. (You may remember them from last year!) In this second year of the Golden Radish Awards, 30 school districts were honored by Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, Public Health Commissioner […]

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