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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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FoodCorps Friday- Rooted in Community By, Athens Land Trust service member, Kana Miller Regardless of your political beliefs, who you voted for, or your feelings about this past election, I think we can all agree on one thing – having a sense of belonging and feeling like a part of a community feels good. And […]

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FoodCorps Friday: Smoothies and Service By, Captain Planet Foundation service member, Greg Lafortune If there was anybody who felt inadequate and unprepared for service through FoodCorps, it would be me. After receiving notification that I was accepted to the service member position, feelings of excitement and satisfaction were paired with those of non-expectancy and doubt. […]

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Try Things By, Bexx Merck, Athens Land Trust service member FoodCorps’ motto is “try things.” Simple, yeah? Two months into my second service term, I’m reminded that it is not. Actually in my service so far, these are the two words that seem to carry the most impact. Much what I have witnessed, experienced, and […]

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