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    October Farm to School Month as an Entry Point By, Dory Cooper, Carrollton City Schools Service Member     October Farm to School Month has been a whirlwind to the start my FoodCorps service term. The month-long celebration has provided context to my presence in the Carrollton City School system along with an incentive […]

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Seed Swap By FoodCorps GA fellow, Sumer Ladd   National October Farm to School month starts tomorrow, and all the excitement brings up memories of my learning experiences with food during my childhood. When I was in elementary school, I learned to count by counting candy covered chocolate. We’d sort the candies by the color, […]

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The new FoodCorps service year began on Sept. 1, 2016, and we’re ready to make it the best year on record! Since September nine FoodCorps Americorps service members have been settling into their new journey, connecting kids to healthy food in schools so they can lead healthier lives and reach their full potential. Georgia Organics […]

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by Susie Burton In March, Joni Kennedy of Melon Head Farms (Clarkesville, GA) visited Level Grove Elementary School to speak to third graders about soil.  The third graders were just finishing up their soil unit, so they flexed both their newfound scientific knowledge and their speaking and listening skills by interviewing Farmer Joni.  Students drafted […]

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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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by Rachel Waldron The holidays are a time for food with all four branches of my family (yes, four branches is a lot to keep up with). To me, the holiday season means packing up my bags and bouncing from house to house around Atlanta, visiting each specific family group as they have their dinner, […]

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