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FoodCorps Friday- Taste Test By Captain Planet Foundation service member, Dasia Harmon   Learning through tasting, both in the classroom and in the garden, has been a fun way to teach kids about fresh fruits and veggies. Taste tests aren’t just my favorite, students and staff members love them too. I’m constantly getting requests to […]

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FoodCorps Friday- From Bleak Courtyard to Thriving Outdoor Learning Space By Athens Land Trust service member, Bexx Merck    One of my biggest motives in returning for another year of FoodCorps was to finish the large projects I started in partnership with teachers at Coile middle School. One in particular captured my interest: an outdoor […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Apply Now to Serve With FoodCorps Georgia!   Applications to serve with FoodCorps are open until March 15th! The selected community leaders will dedicate one year of full-time, paid public service in school food systems – teaching hands-on lessons in growing, cooking and tasting food, collaborating with food service staff to steer students […]

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FoodCorps Friday- DIRT DIP! By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Suzie Pope   Did you know that soil is made up of six main components? This week in garden class we used our magnifying glasses to see if we could discover what these six parts might be. We found sticks, rocks, sparkles, ants, and leaves. […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Where O Where, Is My Self-Care? By, H.A.B.E.S.H.A, Inc. service member, Tiffany Jones  When I began my journey as a FoodCorps service member, I didn’t know what to expect. The thought of being able to pursue two of my passions–working with kids and growing food–really kept me excited and anxious. But in the […]

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FoodCorps Friday-  By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Suzie Pope When I sat down to write this blog, I was reminded of an essay question on the application to become a FoodCorps Service Member, “What has your work, education, or personal experience taught you about the relationship between food, health, education and inequality?” I remember […]

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FoodCorps Friday-Reminders By, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia service member, Susie Burton I’m blessed to have a childhood friend who offers thoughtful, comforting words in times of grief or fear.  Last month, she wrote to remind me how much good there will always be to live and work and fight for. My students and my […]

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FoodCorps Friday- Nurturing Relationships in my Service By, Food Bank of Northeast Georgia service member, Katie Sanders After volunteering to teach science based education to elementary students in my senior year of college and interning at an organic farm, FoodCorps seemed to be the logical next step for me in my career path. I entered […]

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