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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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by Erin Croom, Farm to School Director, Georgia Organics Earlier this month, Georgia Organics and two Carrollton City Schools students were invited to the White House to join First Lady Michelle Obama, along with twenty other students from across the country, in the White House Kitchen Garden Harvest.  The two rising 7th graders, Sebastian Mason […]

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by Sarah Dasher Let me tell you about a girl in kindergarten named Emaan. One day, Emaan’s mom read a garden book to her that mentioned recycling and composting. These are now some of her greatest interests, and Earth Day is her favorite holiday. Her eyes light up when you ask her to put garden […]

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As summer quickly approaches, now is the time to finalize summer plans for your school garden.  First, your school garden team should decide if you want to continue growing during the summer months.  After all the hard work you’ve put into the garden throughout the year, it may be hard to think about not growing […]

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Last week, our talented Northeast Georgia farm to school crew teamed up with Lisa Ezzard and Brooks Franklin of Leah Lake Farm to run a carrot taste test at North Habersham Middle School. Some students arrived early into the lunchroom and went straight to the taste test to line up and meet the farmers. When […]

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By Rachel Waldron, FoodCorps Service Member Because there are so many great activities to do out in the garden during the springtime, its difficult to get the kids excited about staying inside. But when a substitute teacher does not take the students out to the garden, I try to bring aspects of the garden inside. […]

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By Abbie King, Intern, Georgia Organics Farm to School Intern We interviewed our Northeast Georgia Farm to School Regional Coordinator and Assistant, Maggie Van Cantfort & Georgia O’Farrell, about the exciting work they are doing in Habersham and Rabun counties as part of the Northeast Georgia Farm to School program. What is your role with Farm […]

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By Kate Karassik, SoulShine Sprouts Director Growing up, my summer camp experiences revolved gluing wood parts together in an arts and crafts barn and acing my canoeing test.  These days, kids have more options – Space camp, Wild Animal Encounter Camps, Horseback Riding. Those are all well and good, but Farm to School themed camps are […]

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Establishing a connection between farm and school is fundamental to keep children healthy and to teach them where their food comes from. Misty Friedman is a long time supporter of showing children the importance of eating healthier, of food origins, and of how food habits impact the environment and the community. Friedman is the School Nutrition Coordinator at the Georgia Department of […]

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by Paula Maia Fernandes A garden is capable of growing much more than beautiful plants, it can also grow a community. Lola Blum has on her name what she is all about – to help blooming community’s core values such as healthy living skills, community development, environmental education, and artistic expression through growing a garden. Blum is the Co-Founder […]

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